Paru Venkat and Alagappa Rammohan

Recorded January 4, 2019 Archived January 4, 2019 02:24 minutes
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“When I buy a new book, I don’t start reading the first page. I smell it.” At StoryCorps, we’re used to hearing tales of love. But here’s one of a different sort: a love letter to the written word. Meet Alagappa Rammohan, who has amassed enough books over the course of his life to fill a small library (10,000, to be exact). Rammohan immigrated from India to the United States in 1962. He came to StoryCorps in Chicago with his daughter, Paru Venkat, who as a child witnessed his love of books. Produced by StoryCorps. Originally aired January 4, 2019, on NPR’s Morning Edition.


  • Paru Venkat
  • Alagappa Rammohan