This book, as you already know, is about my family. My family is a nuclear family (a couple with their unmarried children) of five. They are:
My father, Jai Chand Prakash
My mother, Reshmi Babita Prakash
Myself, Raina Prakash
My little sister, Neha Prakash and
My brother, Jash Prakash
These are the Prakash Family members. There is also a family tree on page 4 for better understanding. My family resides in a house in Wainisasa, Nausori. However, this isn’t where it originated. My father was born quite near our current house on February, 1970. He was part of an extended family, and so was brought up with many of his age. Life at that time was difficult for the children, since they had to work in the family poultry farm as well as go to school. After about 18 years, my father, his two sisters and two brothers, along with their parents built a new house some distance away from their extended family’s. This new house allowed more space for the members of the family and all lived peacefully. After some time, the older siblings got married and now was my father’s turn. He and my mother got love married in July, 1995. The in-laws got along well. On December 1996 I, Raina Prakash was born. The same year, my maternal grandparents, with their children (three of them now, 2 older than my mother) left for the United States, where they are still residing. The next year in October, my sister, Neha Prakash was born. By now, the house had become quite crowded, so new rooms were built and a wall divided the house into two. My family took the smaller flat, where we live now. As we grew up, Neha developed Nephrotic syndrome, a condition where protein discharges the body while urinating. Because of this, she had taken several pills, injections and blood tests. She was admitted in the hospital almost every year. Her body grew plump whenever the condition worsened....
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