Genre: novel / fiction; Pages 176; Hardbound Rs 250
Professor Peter Black had done his masters in India in the Oriental Science of the Tantra, a seventh century AD movement purported to have come about through divine revelation. He dies of a mysterious disease inexplicable in medical terms, with some obscure words on his lips, which only compound the mystery. To queer the pitch further, his colleague dies on the same day, same time, under identical circumstances.
Jim, the professor’s son, dumbstruck by the event, is convinced that the secret behind his father’s death lies hidden in the texts of the Tantra. He decides to go to India to unravel the mystery.
His arrival is viewed with suspicion and he finds himself being sucked into a vortex, between the good and the evil world. He realizes that the interpretation of the philosophy varies from the sublime and spiritual, to the diabolic and demonic. The trail leads him through a lascivious world into Garabhjoni, an evil empire in Nepal, dealing with rearing and exporting virgins; and enjoying the patronage of the Monarchy.
He has to enter Garabhjoni, if he has to solve the mystery of his father’s death. But when he does, the trail gets murkier, and he is trapped in the intrigues of the organization, from which death is only escape.