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My Book: Eva and Shiva

        “Eva and Shiva” is the name of my next book.

Here is an extract of my upcoming book.

This is a story of Eva. This story is some 70 years ago. Eva was an innocent, bubbly girl from London. She spent most of her childhood in the city of London. Somehow, she did not enjoy life in cities and she wanted to try something different. Eva always loved adventures and people. She thought she should visit a calm soothing place. She was looking for something scenic and virgin. She wanted to live in some remote secluded place; something other than Europe, but beautiful. Someone suggested her to try Asia. Even she liked the idea and she decided to go on an adventurous trip to Asia.
        While travelling she was deeply attracted towards India and she decided to travel each part of the country and learn more about the country. While travelling throughout the country Eva had interesting observations. The customs and traditions in every region were very different. Neither she heard about so many languages nor did she know so many cuisines.
        She wondered why this country did not have rulers who pushed their culture on the country. Why didn’t they standardize the language? Then she thought the people of this country must have spent most of the time in wars. To her surprise, many of her understandings were incorrect. She also realized that there are many common things across the country. Surprisingly people of different regions have common understanding!
        Finally, she decided to increase her stay further and understand more about the country, its culture, history and almost everything.
        As she learnt more and more she liked India more and more. To her surprise, Eva was searching for something similar. She liked India and enjoyed every moment of her travel. This book is about everything Eva learnt about India and Indian culture.
        Eva first thought of learning from the oldest literature of the world. She knew that Mr. Max Muller recorded on phonogram the first hymn ‘Agnimeele purohitham’ from Vedha, the oldest literature of the world. She also knew that Albert Einstein said “We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made.” She found out that British historian Grant Duff said “Many of the advances in the sciences that we consider today to have been made in Europe were in fact made in India centuries ago.” Another British Historian Dr. Arnold Toynbee thought “It is already becoming clearer that a chapter which has a western beginning will have to have an Indian ending if it is not to end in the self-destruction of the human race... At this supremely dangerous moment in history, the only way of salvation for mankind is the Indian way.” She somewhere read that T. S Elliot, great American poet, philosopher and Nobel Laureate said “Indian philosophers’ subtleties make most of the great European philosophers look like school boys”. Finally, she got to know that Mark Twain said “India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most constructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.” As she was very curious about the Indian cosmology and theory of evolution that she decided to first explore more about these topics.


The book is available in Indian sub continents for Rs. 190 on Instamojo and digital copy is available on Google Play.

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