: About the Book :
Swati believes Akanksha, Ajay’s colleague, hovers as a ‘third’ between them. Ajay is certain his faithfulness is beyond question, yet it has upended his relationship with Swati. With his marriage at risk, Ajay decides to go for a trek in Ladakh, only to be stranded, as the region experiences the worst floods ever to consume it. Forced to seek shelter in a remote monastery in the Hemis Sanctuary, he meets its charismatic abbot, a man unlike any other, and Anna, a young scholar, who is in search of a lost manuscript on the ‘missing’ years of Jesus. Gradually, the uncertainty over Ajay’s marriage turns into an exploration of love and sexuality, against an unusual backdrop of spiritual practices as he realizes that passionate restraint can sometimes produce greater fulfilment than consummation. Evocative, soulful and reflective all at once, Hemis is a powerful reminder that nothing else defines us more than our capacity to love.
: About the Author :
Madhu Tandan lived for seven years in a remote Walden-like Himalayan monastery with a simple ‘soil to soul’ philosophy where every experience was viewed as an opportunity to grow. Her experiences in the monastery, inspired her first book Faith & Fire: A Way Within. Her second book, Dreams & Beyond: Finding Your Way in the Dark, explores the multiplicity of the dreaming mind from the perspectives of science, psychology, paranormal and transpersonal paradigms. Madhu has presented papers on dreams at international conferences. She has also contributed short stories and articles to anthologies. She lives with her husband in New Delhi and often goes to her second home in the Himalayas.
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