"A peek into the drama of the divinities-the gurus, babas, sanyasis and swamis, who promise to ease your burdens here on earth....their immense public lives, their mysterious inner lives....
India’s godmen are famous and enigmatic. Certainly among its most colourful cultural products. Technology and markets have transformed the generic family advisor and the village baba, projecting him into high flying rockstardom. They have money .Their own TV channels. They are brands with deep influence on electoral politics and markets .They comprise entire corporations and economies. They can own islands as well as the hearts and lives of their numerous followers.
Who are these godmen in real lives? Ambassadors of the divine? Do they embody wisdom or just an unusual job description? Seasoned journalist, Bhavdeep Kang presents up-close account of India’s best-known gurus. From the Beatles-inspiring Maharishi Mahesh Yogi to the hugging guru, Mata Amritanandamayi. The political maverick Baba Ramdev, the metrosexual Bhaiyyuji Maharaj, and the dashing, science-fiction loving Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. "
About the Author :
"Bhavdeep Kang is a graduate in History from Lady Shri Ram College, and later did her diploma in Journalism from Delhi. She began her career with The Times of India in 1986 and since then has worked for several newspapers and magazines including The Indian Express, The Telegraph, Outlook and India Today.
Bhavdeep Kang is now a freelance journalist and writes on politics, agriculture and food policy. She lives in New Delhi. "