Book Title: Guruji’s Ashram
Author: Sunil Sinha
Publisher: Frog Books
“Three people died simultaneously in different parts of India, seemingly unrelated but as the investigation progressed the investigators started finding evidences which ultimately not only related these incidents but opened doors to an investigation which was a much larger conspiracy, beyond anyone’s imagination. Tapas had a good job, a bright future and was about to marry the girl he loved but fate suddenly turned against him. That’s when he met a spiritual Guru who taught him Pranayama, meditation, and the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita. Soon, he started taking classes of Pranayama, meditation and started giving Gita pravachan for a small fee. With this modest beginning, he went on to having the largest ashram in India at Puri, Odisha and many ashrams in various countries around the world. An MLA, an American and an Ayurvedic doctor, were instrumental in his rise. Everything was going well for everyone until there was a murder in the ashram.
What was really going on? Was the ashram really, what it was supposed to be? “
VERDICT: Through Guruji’s Ashram Sunil Sinha has touched upon intricacies of the individuals who take recourse to religion to hide from their mistakes. It is a gripping and realistic thriller.
REVIEW: The story from the start till the end is scintillating. It grips you when you want to take a break. There are character sketches that are well developed by the author like: Minakshi, Rashmi and Tapas. The author has nevertheless dealt with very sensitive themes; greed, escapism and religiosity into the highlight. Grammar and language could have been improved if more attention was given to it. The cover page is not that attractive as compared to the story within the book. The author could have done well to avoid the intimate scenes which look out of place.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sunil Sinha was born in Jamshedpur and brought up in Rourkela, a steel township in Odisha. After completing his MA and LLB from Sambalpur University, Odisha, he worked with different private companies for a few years before starting his own business. Sunil has extensive experience in domestic and international trade. He has done business with buyers from many countries. He has also launched several new products and has experience in product development right from inception to sales. Sunil enjoys reading, travelling and adventure sports. Currently, he lives in Bangalore with his wife and children.