Author: Indrayani Sawkar
Publisher: Popular Prakashan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171548660
A biographical novel portraying the life and times of Dhrarmanand Kosambi, a philosopher and a scholar who had the courage to transcend middle class notions regarding family and occupations.
The canvass of this biographical novel stretches over history, portraying the life and times of Dharmanand Kosambi. It brings to life an age that was embedded in the concepts and notions that belong to a culture of another time.
This the story of a scholar and a philosopher who had the courage to transcend middle class notions regarding family and occupations and contained the irrepressible desire to move towards an existence that would reach philosophical heights. It depicts his leap from mediocrity to intellectual and spiritual achievements, that took shape in the form of a study of Buddhism and Jainism, monk hood in Sri Lanka and professorship in Harvard and Leningrad.
This book is also the story of the Kosambi family - where every individual has a distinct personality that impresses on every mind. The flow is simple, starting from a birth to a unique death - Sallekhan - a practice where the individual fasts unto death, and also represents the final phase of man's spirituality. The landscape shifts continuously, introduces us to places that change the world around us. This is a novel which offers a glimpse of history and of individuals who have crossed several barriers to reach a point of transcendence.