Author: Jamyang Norbu
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172233647
Now available in paperback ,this winner of the Crossword Book Award for fiction 2000, is an exciting, often humorous detective story of the adventures of the great detective in India and Tibet.
In 1891, a horrified British public learnt that Sherlock Holmes - in a last deadly struggle with the arch criminal Professor Moriarty - has perished at the Reichenbach falls in Switzerland. Two years later popular demand made Conan Doyle resurrect the great detective. Holmes informs a stunned Dr. Watson; I traveled for two years in Tibet, therefore, and amused myself by visiting Lhasa.
This is all the world has known of Sherlock's Holmes's journey to the east The author Jamyang Norbu - an avid reader of Kipling and Doyle - decides to take the matter in his hand; to investigate Holmes's stay in Lhasa, Tibet. What he unearths ia a Mandala, written by Awiley Bengali scholarHurrie Chunder Mookerjee,Holmes' traveling companionate Mandala holds the key to the mystery and reveals Holmes in a landscape so fascinating, a game so intriguing that it is difficult to resist.
An exciting, often richly humorous detective story The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes also evokes the romance of Killing's India.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
The Mandala - is a peep into the life of a brilliant sleuth - It's a tribute - the creation of a skilled and driven craftsman - a must read for those who have never heard of Sherlock Holmes. - Hindustan Times.
Nauru's style is racy yet elegant, measured yet breathless - Mandala is like meeting an old friend after many years. He seems altered by time, yet he seems the same as we know him a long time ago. - The Telegraph, Calcutta.
Norbu's piece of literary sleight-hand constitutes a master-stroke. Norbu writes well and there is no denying the authenticity of his research. - The Times of India Sunday Review.