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Parul: A Love Story

Harsha V Dehejia

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Praful is a Professor, a dyed-in-the-wool academic who is shaped by the life-denying philosophy of Shankara's Advaita Vedanta. Parul, on the other hand, is a sensual, earthy woman who believes in the veracity of love and the reality of the many beautiful things that life offers. A chance meeting between the two leads not only to a romantic relation...ship spread over eleven purnimas, but becomes a dialogue between two philosophical systems, the Advaita of Shankara and the Madhurya of the Bhagvata Purana. As romantic moments between the two unfold, intellectuality interacts with sensuality, questioning the validity of each, and as Chaitra moves to Magh, a transformation takes place. As Harsha Dehejia weaves this romantic story, where meetings by the Parijataka and conversations underneath the Champa, are not only moments of shringara but introspections on the meaning of life, we hear and feel the sensuality of love as it merges seamlessly with the intellectuality of a philosophic discourse. In this heart-throbbing romantic relationship,there is the spiritual quest of ultimate reality along with the pleasures of the sound of the wind and the song of a bird. Metaphysical thoughts and tender feelings, evocative colours and resonant sounds, intoxicating aromas and patterned textures, myths and metaphors, intermingle in the hushed conversations of two people in love.

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Author

  • Harsha V. Dehejia, who has a double doctorate, one in medicine and the other in ancient Indian culture, both from the University of Mumbai, India, has a deep and abiding interest in Indian aesthetics, and particularly in the artistic expression of the romantic emotion. He is a practising physician, and Professor of Religion at Carleton University. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.

ISBN
9788174369598
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
170
Weight (kg)
1.415
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
21/06/13
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Harsha V. Dehejia, who has a double doctorate, one in medicine and the other in ancient Indian culture, both from the University of Mumbai, India, has a deep and abiding interest in Indian aesthetics, and particularly in the artistic expression of the romantic emotion. He is a practising physician, and Professor of Religion at Carleton University. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.

ISBN
9788174369598
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
170
Weight (kg)
1.415
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
21/06/13
Publisher
Roli Books
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Author

  • Harsha V. Dehejia, who has a double doctorate, one in medicine and the other in ancient Indian culture, both from the University of Mumbai, India, has a deep and abiding interest in Indian aesthetics, and particularly in the artistic expression of the romantic emotion. He is a practising physician, and Professor of Religion at Carleton University. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.

ISBN
9788174369598
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
170
Weight (kg)
1.415
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
21/06/13
Publisher
Roli Books

Author

  • Harsha V. Dehejia, who has a double doctorate, one in medicine and the other in ancient Indian culture, both from the University of Mumbai, India, has a deep and abiding interest in Indian aesthetics, and particularly in the artistic expression of the romantic emotion. He is a practising physician, and Professor of Religion at Carleton University. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.

ISBN
9788174369598
Binding
Hardback
Page Extent
170
Weight (kg)
1.415
Height (in)
8.5
Width (in)
5.5
Subject
Fiction
Published Date
21/06/13
Publisher
Roli Books