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Autobiography recalls decades of change

A Life to Remember
By Balawant S. Joshi
Xlibris Publishing
Paperback: $19.99 Hardback: $29.99

Born in a village in rural India in 1924, Balawant S. Joshi has lived through nearly a century of enormous changes in science, technology, culture and education.

In his recently published autobiography, A Life to Remember, the retired UGA scientist recounts how he navigated that changing world through scientific exploration, extensive travel with the support of family, friends and colleagues.

Joshi worked at UGA’s Institute for Natural Products Research from 1982 until 2001, continuing research he had begun 20 years earlier in India.

His work in India and at UGA focused on the structure of chemical compounds in medicinal plants and the use of those compounds against such diseases as diabetes, hepatitis and Parkinson’s disease.