Obama grew up listening to Ramayana and Mahabharata
Former US President Barack Obama has mentioned that he grew up listening to the stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata in his childhood. He mentions this subject in his new memoir. He mentioned that he always felt special in India as he grew up listening to the stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata in Indonesia.
With a world population of 1 billion, it could certainly be large, with about 2,000 different ethnic groups living and more than 700 languages spoken, ”Obama said in his new book, The Promised Land, about his childhood in India.
Obama visited India in 2010 during a presidential visit. He said that even though he had never visited India before, India had a special place in his imagination. “Maybe it’s because I spent my childhood in Indonesia, where I listened to Hindu stories from the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, and maybe it’s because I’m interested in Eastern religion. Or because in college I was taught to cook dal and kim by a group of Pakistani and Indian friends and they taught me to watch Bollywood movies, ”Obama wrote.
The book by Obama, the 44th president of the United States, will be available in bookstores from Tuesday. In this book, he has shared his experiences from the common man to the executive head of the most powerful nation in the world.