A first ever Novel on an Untouched Subject
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.
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
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.