About the Book
The popular tendency is to deify myths, gurus, and personalities without investigating the claims thoroughly. Mother Teresa is one such name. Does Mother Teresa deserve her reputation as the most charitable person who ever lived? This book makes for a gripping but disconcerting read.
– The Times Higher Education Supplement, London
‘Painstakingly recorded, (exposes) the other side of Teresa’
– Irish Independent, Dublin
‘Very serious and deserves wide dissemination . . . Truly shocking’
– The Irish Times, Dublin
– The Asian Age
‘Written with painstaking care’
– The Telegraph, Kolkata
‘Dr. Chatterjee tackles the inaccuracies, misconceptions, and the elaborate propaganda machine enacted to portrait the albanian nun as relevant humanitarian . . .’
– Hemley Gonzalez, founder of Responsible Charity Corp
‘Mother teresa at some point in her career lost connection with reality and ballooned out of all proportion, serving the cause of the ecclesiastical politics of the vatican rather than the cause of suffering humanity. Dr. Aroup Chatterjee does an excellent job in separating the reality from the layers of myth-making’
– Dr. Ketaki Kushari Dyson, writer, translator, and researcher
About the Author
Dr. Aroup Chatterjee was born and brought up in Calcutta. He now lives and works (as a physician) in London. He was, if anything, positively inclined towards Mother Teresa while he was living in Calcutta, though he knew little about her. Upon coming to the West he was appalled at the Teresan mythology and at the gruesome image that his home-city had in the world.
He has done research on Mother Teresa for over twenty-five years and can be called the world’s foremost authority on the late nun. He has appeared numerous times on BBC and other world media to discuss his subject. He is married and has three children.