Whip of the Wild God is an epic novel set in a time reminiscent of the Indus Valley Civilization. The ?Wild God? is Rudra, precursor to the great God Shiva, while ?whip? refers to the suffering inflicted by this paradoxical deity on gifted souls who stray into sensual and ethical weaknesses arising from primal ignorance. As this saga ingeniously reveals, it is intense suffering that dissolves the ego, even as it unfurls the petals of the spiritual heart-leading the seeker to the undying bliss of theSelf.
The novel?s protagonist is Ishvari, an angry and spirited girl plucked out of abject rural poverty on the advice of a royal astrologer. Meticulously groomed by venerable tantric monks, Ishvari is sent to serve as spiritual consort to a powerful but corrupt monarch. Narrated in vivid cinematic style, Ishvari?s tumultuous journey-from terrified peasant to High Tantrika of the sacred city of Melukhha in the year 1839 BCE-spins the reader through a gripping tale into which yogic, tantric and other high teachings are brilliantly woven. Altogether a magnificent work of visionary fiction you will find impossible to put down!