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Himalaya Ek Khoj: Lama, Sant Aur Nastik - Hindi

Release date: 5 February 2024
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It is best, in one's sojourns across the Himalaya, to be cautious in chance encounters, for one could well encounter a saint, a siddha, a madman or a charlatan. Mystics and Sceptics, edited by Namita Gokhale, comprises essays on all of these.

This uniquely insightful anthology traverses the sacred geography of the Himalayan range, encompassing different cultures and religious traditions in its living legacy. Through myth, legend and anecdotal memory, it includes narratives of wanderers and seekers, gurus and enlightened souls, tricksters and delusionists. The spiritual seekers discussed here include Guru Milarepa, Neem Karoli Baba and Siddhi Ma, Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Rama, Guru Nanak, Swami Vivekananda, Haidakhan Baba, Yeshe Tsogyal, Lal Ded and Sri Madhav Ashish. Also discussed are the sacred traditions of the dhuni and chimta, the shakti peeths in the Himalayan region, trance runners of Tibet and Bhutan and the Khasi rituals of divination and prophecy.

The stories herein are as varied as the flora and fauna of the mountains. Some of them display the resilient scepticism that is the foundation of true belief; others take a leap of faith. There are encounters and quests, wanderings and lost paths, disappointments and betrayals, but they carry the spirit of the seeker, of the search and the continuing journey within them. This book is a tribute to the mysteries of the Himalaya and the mystic secrets it contains.

Authors: Holly Gayley, Andrew Quintman, W.Y. Evan Wentz, Ranjit Hoskote, Navtej Sarna, Makarand R. Paranjape, Alexandra David-Neel, Rajiv Mehrotra, Paramhansa Yogananda, Sujata Prasad, Romola Butalia, Madhu Tandan, Namita Gokhale, Rene von Nebesky-Wojkowitz, Swami Rama, Devyani Mungali, Bhushita Vasistha, Sidharth, Tsering Dondrup, Jono Lineen, Tshering Tashi, Bijoya Sawian, Alka Pande and Vaibhav Kaul.


Product Details

Title: Himalaya Ek Khoj: Lama, Sant Aur Nastik - Hindi
Author: Namita Gokhale
Publisher: Harper
SKU: BK0485879
EAN: 9789356999077
Number Of Pages: 340
Language: Hindi
Binding: Paperback
Country Of Origin: India
Release date: 5 February 2024

About Author

Namita Gokhale is the author of twenty-one books including eleven works of fiction, and editor of numerous anthologies. Her acclaimed debut novel, Paro: Dreams of Passion, was published in 1984. Recent works of fiction include The Blind Matriarch, Jaipur Journals and Betrayed By Hope. She is also the co-founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival. She has been recognized both for her writing and her commitment to multilingual Indian literature and cross-cultural literary dialogue. She was the Sahitya Akademi (National Academy of Letters) awardee for 2021, and received the prestigious First Centenary National Award for Literature in 2017.

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