The Silence Beyond the Pain (Waiting for Answers)

28 Sep

Kevin, who endures years of systematic exclusion in his profession and painful separation from his own family, gets support and strength from ‘good Samaritans’ along the way, who bring optimism and resilience into his life. The story spans three countries –Australia, Myanmar (Burma) and India– and covers some interesting facts on the history and culture especially of Burma.

Kevin’s early life in Burma is affected by World War 2 and the adventures and traumas it brought to the peace-loving Burmese people. With his father working for the British, who controlled Burma and India, Kevin had to spend many of his training years in India as well. In fact, it was during his adult working life in India later that his troubles began. Most of the ‘agony’ he faced stemmed from his association with a religious education organization. Even if there wasn’t really an ‘ecstasy’ on the horizon for Kevin, he is now at peace with the choices he has made for his fresh start in Australia.

The book highlights the ‘unholy collusion’ by religious Managers who misuse the ‘power’ they have to control human freedom and development. The ‘pain’ that Kevin went through in ‘silence’ now finds meaningful expression in the book. The facts exposed could very well serve as guidelines for those who hold authority especially in almost any organization today.

The book, while exposing dysfunctional situations, does not in any way depreciate religious beliefs or broadly held human concerns.
One reviewer of the book, now a student in his second year of religious training in India said, ‘The free-flowing language and the way in which facts are presented should help send out some powerful messages.’¬†Another reviewer, a college lecturer in Australia, a Nun, said, ‘I read it in one sitting. It was so engrossing. Some of my friends have felt the same.’

This is Trophy D’Souza’s 4th book. It is available from


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