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Letters to a Soul Mate

Foreword
by Jyotsna Kamat

The only qualification I have to write this foreword is that all these letters were addressed to me; also that it was I who initiated many of the lively exchange of thoughts by asking absurd questions! It gives me great joy to share these letters with the world-wide readers.

In the thirty-three years of our marriage, due to job and destiny, we were separate from each other most of the time. But we always kept in touch through letters. (Phones were neither cheap nor available in the 1960s in rural India). Kamat (my husband that is) is a man of extraordinary character, discipline, compassion and interest. There is no topic that he would not write to me about; common and uncommon people, books or articles he read, politics, economy, soul searching, you list. This series is titled "Love Letters"; it might as well be called "Remote Control" -- he even controlled and disciplined me through his letters!

There is no shortage of  writers and poets who have glorified and immortalized love. However, there are but a few, who decades after decade have found a lover in a wife to write letters on a daily basis. I hope that readers will enjoy reading them at least a fraction of as much as I have, because you will discover a true passion for life in them.

-- Jyotsna Kamat
Ugadi, 1990 (March 27, 1990)

For this online presentation, some letters of Kamat written to son Vikas are also added.

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"... there are but a few, who decades after decade have found a lover in a wife to write letters on a daily basis."
 

Opinions are that of the author only.  Translated from Kannada Letter, First Published as Preyasige Patragalu, Manohara Grintha Mala, 1991

 

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