Ajmal Sobhan's journey to silence is filled with noise: the clamor of emergency rooms, wails from the ICU, rattles from throats of dying friends, yells and bustle of Dhaka streets, moans of addicts, laments of abused women, whimpering of abandoned dogs and the hushed yet piercing cries of his selfseeking release from prisons of social conditioning and thought. The cacophonies of his life diminish during his marathon runs and mountain treks but he will not know complete peace until he lives the truth of who he believes he really is: the silent awareness that gives rise to all. Sobhan recounts his inner and outer journey on two continents with great candor and humility.
Ajmal Sobhan MD, practiced trauma and vascular surgery in the United States. Since retirement, he has divided his time between the U.S. and Bangladesh. Much of this time is dedicated to volunteer services, including directing a surgical mission serving the poor in rural Bangladesh. His first book, The Sacred Drops (co-authored), is a primer for self-transformation. His avocations include long distance running and trekking in the Himalayas.
Cover and illustrations by Archana Hande, Mumbai-based artist and filmmaker.