Books that shaped my life

Print Edition: May 15, 2011

Paolo Marai, President & CEO, Vertime talks about the books that have made him what he is today.

La Divina Commedia
by Dante Alighieri
Poetry is an excellent way to interpret life. This Italian masterpiece is a soul's journey towards discovering God. It gives me the strength and insight to understand life.

Drums For Rancas

by Manuel Scorza
The book is based on the lives of people in Latin American countries like Argentina, Chile and Peru. These people have the ability to survive within the bounds of their local culture and despite migrating to other countries, they are able to preserve their traditional way of life. The book has helped me understand how cultures and communities operate from within.

The Kite Runner

by Khaled Hosseini
The best way to understand culture is to witness and closely follow the way people live and think. In this narrative, the author gives his readers a sense of what life in Afghanistan is really like. He makes you feel the sentiment of the place and get an essence of the culture.

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