Author: Jasjit Mansingh
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187075643
Oona Mountain Wind is an intense account by a mother who faces a double tragedy. A poignant and gripping story which you will want to read again and again.
It is a journey through memory of thirty-three years of her daughter Oona's life and three and a half of Ilya's, Oona's daughter, as Jasjit Mansingh struggles to find meaning in the fact of young lives, so obviously good, snuffed out arbitrarily. Is there a god, and what kind of god is it who allows such things to happen? Is the only Reality the tangible one of flesh and blood, of the material world? Is the world of the Spirit non-existent because it is unseen? Is it possible that the ancient Rishis and Sages got it all wrong? Partly a journal, it slips into memoir and easily steps out as biography though Oona's own letters to friends and family over a period of thirteen years. There emerges a vibrant picture of a young woman - daughter, sister, friend, wife, mother and development professional - who left the comfort and safety of her familial urban home to explore life in unknown hills and forests far from city lights.
Jasjit Mansingh's inner quest runs parallel, over two years, and ultimately leads her to an understanding which rises, with quiet assurance, above grief and doubt, to become a testament of love and faith.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:
A book which will alter our way of experiencing life. Around her personal tragedy Jasjit Mansingh weaves a magic spell of wisdom. Compelling reading. - Swami Bodhananda, Spiritual Director and Chairman, Sambodh Foundation.
A cry from the heart . it brought tears to my eyes, it will to yours. - Khushwant Singh