Genre: Fiction or Novels, Pages: 392, Binding: Paperback, ISBN: 978-93-84333-50-8
This is about a person named Rishi who was orphaned at the age of eight when his parents and all his material belongings were wiped out by a devastating flood. Thereafter, he was brought up under the care of his uncle but not in a conventional way!
After the disaster Rishi was given education but not conventional education. He was taught but not in the school. To ensure that Rishi has courage and confidence to face educated ultra-modern people of city and does not suffer from inferiority complex later, Khagen sent Rishi to live in the house of one of his very rich friend in the city.
Then the story evolves to depict how he created a unique university for world culture, how he commissioned a potable water river in a remote village of India.
And also, there are intense insights into human nature throughout the book – for instance, “all the people in the camp derived a sort of inner emotional satisfaction comparing his destitution…”
Human psychology and human behaviour pattern is presented in entirely different perspective which is generally not understandable to today’s man. This is a story without a villain or a hero because everybody in the story is a villain or a hero with natural flaws of human characteristics.