Enchanting tales and vivid storytelling at its best from the land of Kanchenjunga Rea Oberoi takes you on an unforgettable adventure through a land of sacred, wish-fulfilling places; countless legends; supernatural presence; and mysterious myths. Daughter of legendary hotelier—the late Brij Raj ‘Diamond’ Oberoi, who took the Elgin group of heritage hotels to new heights—Rea weaves a narrative that immediately transports you to the Himalayas and stirs your wanderlust. In Kanchenjunga Whispers, discover forest shamans, bodhisattvas, hidden tribes, gods and goddesses and travel with them to the valley of flowers, the ruins of an ancient kingdom, sacred forests, magical caverns and mythical monasteries. Venture into the land of the thunderbolt and rolling tea gardens and join the author as she forages for Himalayan gold and tries to cross over to Shambhala—the land of enlightened beings. With hair-raising accounts that unfold as darkness settles over the misty mountains and road trips that take you to uncharted realms, this collection will also give you a glimpse of the author’s Himalayan home, where Sansar (the visible world) meets Moksha (the soul). Join Rea on this fulfilling journey of self-discovery and surround yourself with soaring mountains and the sweet aroma of the tea gardens.
Rupa Publications India
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5 November 2023
Rea Oberoi is a hotelier by birth and a mountain girl by birth and choice. She is the daughter of the late Brij Raj ‘Diamond’ Oberoi, who was the nephew of the father of the Indian Hotel Industry—M.S. Oberoi. Her debut book gives you a glimpse of life in the Himalayan abodes of Darjeeling and Sikkim, especially the Elgin group of hotels.