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From Dior to Dharma is a fresh new look at an age-old topic: the human condition. It is a contemporary tale where modern life and Truth jostle, struggle and dance together. The style is original, simple, direct and poetic.
“A fresh new novel on the human condition, this is a story, told without pretense, that challenges cherished beliefs in the purpose of life. Shruti has an elegant style with many lyrical passages and the story flows like a poem.”
– Professor Subhash Kak, Regents Professor at Oklahoma State University and Vedic scholar
“Maya is the protagonist, the ‘I’, who travels, pausing, taking steps ahead, back, sprinting backwards in fleeting thoughts, at different destinations, cities, towns and self. Maya’s observations move rapidly and restlessly, between Nature, life, people, and herself, like the eyes of a child left in a room full of activity and stillness. Her observations are rich. There is a calming duality in these observations that come to her, naturally; the duality of solitude and the presence of otherness…
…Maya, the protagonist, demands patience. She compels you to hear (not read), her seamless conversation. She compels you to follow the traveler. She keeps knocking on your mind, softly; tap-tap-tap; knowing that her Maya is, or could be, you.”
Read synopsis and excerpts below
- Read the book’s review on Creative India magazine
- Read Excerpts on the LivingWise Project:
- Chapter 6: Burgundy Epiphanies: Enlightenment and Me?
- Nature and Spirituality in South India
- And Now, Yoga
- Read the Unpublished Preface.