A first ever Novel on an Untouched Subject
The Tantra, its cults and practices have always attracted attention worldwide due to its strange disciplines and various hidden secrets. Chiefly because of its use of esoteric practices— in acquiring siddhis (supernatural powers), spiritual perfection and other material gains—Tantra came to be regarded as anti-social and unethical, forcing it to go underground.
The present novel explores an unusual aspect of the tantric discipline, which makes it quite interesting. The author has taken up a subject inherent to the sub-culture of the Himalayan regions to which he belongs, and tried to weave it into a quite probable story, realistic as well as readable.
‘Tiger Tantra’ or the Tantra which changes the practitioner into a tiger or Bokshu and makes him immortal, lies buried under the ruins of a temple in the village of Jaled, the centre of an isolated Tantric Peeth in the Himalayan region.
A scholar in search of the Tiger Tantra visits the village, to uncover the secret and to find the hidden mantra, finds a swami engaged in some strange practices . . . and the story unfolds in its fantastic dimensions . . . till the virgin offers herself to the scholar to corrupt the swami’s sadhana.