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Biographies & Autobiographies
Lights Out is the autobiography of a man struggling with a condition that eventually strips his eyesight away.
Summary of the Book
There are few things worse than losing sight. It strips away colour from our lives, rips perspective and leaves us in a dark, bleak world. Everyone pities the blind, knowing that the beauty of the world is forbidden to them. In his own words, L. Subramani describes his gradual loss of sight. One in three hundred people in developing countries around the world suffer his pain, Retinitis Pigmentosa. A condition that viciously strips sight from the affected, it leaves sufferers reeling from its impact. Doomed to a world without light, L. Subramani describes with detail how he fell into darkness, and how he emerged out of it and into the light. Examining themes of hope even in the face of insurmountable odds, his autobiography showcases the human will and perseverance to prevail.
About Laxmi Subramani
Laxminarayan Subramani is an Indian writer and journalist. He is the current Senior Sub-Editor with Deccan Herald in Bangalore.
Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at the age of 18, he lost his vision over a period of two years, the most severe reduction focusing over a six month period. A part of the proceeds of this book has been pledged towards helping Mr. Subramani's initiative of a support system for similarly affected patients. The initiative involves similar patients and social workers devoted to improving the lives of all visually challenged people.