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  • By Ian Ruxton
    Aug 23, 2009
    "The vibrant sights and sounds of India..." I have always wanted to visit India, the more so recently as I have had the great good fortune to teach Indian students, one of whom is returning to his home country to be an engineering professor(!) in April 2006. I once tried to get close to India by reading V.S. Naipaul, but did not manage to finish the book. I am sure I will finish this one, and look forward to doing so as I have just purchased the download. The preview looks exceeedingly promising. Best Wishes to you! Ian Ruxton
  • By Grace Brooks
    Mar 25, 2009
    "Mystic and the Blossoms" There really wasn't enough of the book in this short excerpt to really get the feel of the story. But what I did read was so vivid I was immediately drawn into the story. I felt like the author had taken me by the hand and led me through all that was happening. The hero killed in a fit of anger and fled the city. It makes me want to read the rest of the book and find out what happened to him.
  • By Jack Teeter
    Mar 16, 2009
    "An enchanting novella " Mystic And The Blossoms is a story of civilization. An educated man makes a mistake. Fleeing from reprisal, he eventually takes on an entirely new persona. His newfound peaceful and all-accepting demeanor allows him to bring Nature-centered progress to a diffident community. Jag Baba is a teacher and a builder, an advisor and a magistrate. Jag Baba is a man who understands the cycles of life and has been given the gift of sharing it with others. This is a remarkable work.
  • By John Albrecht
    Mar 10, 2009
    "I can't wait to see what happens next..." A feeling of rage led Jagat to kill a man... He then hops on a bus hoping to get lost. Dr. Malhotra is an excellent writer. I can't wait to see what happens next. John Albrecht Jr
  • By Henry Martin
    Oct 30, 2008
    "Great literary work" Dr. Malhotra's writing is intense and beautiful at the same time. The short, descriptive sentences he uses in his writing paint a realistic picture of the novel's setting. His prose is almost poetic. From the start of the book he captures the readers imagination, takes the reader by hand and walks him through the streets, wih the character at the lead. Dr. Malhotra's style reminds me of the writing of Albert Cossery. Just as Mr. Cossery, Dr. Malhotra does a great job in painting the picture of the world many people from the Western cultures preffer to ignore. Great read.
  • By W.R. Coleman
    Jun 19, 2008
    "Mystic and the Blossoms" An eligant look at the human condition by an author with a flair for language. For those needing enlightenment as well as anyone simply wanting a good read.
  • By sam cuthbert
    Mar 8, 2008
    "A Modern Classic" This book is a modern classic of sorts. An earlier version of it is already available widely on the internet as an ebook and this is probably the first time it is available as a printed book. The author has probabaly not bothered to approach any of the other well known publishers beacause he is a professor of engineering. I am certain that they would have loved to grab it, had he done so. The book tells the story of a man who is forced to give up his career and hide as a mystic first in the Himalayas and later in a poor third world village. In the process a mystical love affair is revived and the village gradually transforms into a beautiful place. It is a gripping story of romance, wisdom and intrigue worth reading by anyone who loves a ggod story and good literature. The spiritual insights are a grand bonus.
  • By G. S. Narwani
    Mar 19, 2007
    "Worth Reading" I dint know what to expect when I started reading this book. Once I started, I could not put it down. The language and choice of words is beautiful and the descriptions are very graphic, particulary the valley of flowers and the village. It is the sort of book that will make a nice movie. It is worth reading
  • By Ashok Malhotra
    Mar 30, 2006
    "A Private Message" In a private message to the author, Trish St. John author of the historical romance'Ripe Chokecherry Moon' wrote:- Ashok, I noticed something while reading Mystic and the Blossom that I wanted to share with you. When I read the story, I felt like I had gone back in time and that I was reading from an early 20th century writer. I loved that. It gave a lyric almost poetic beauty to your words. You have a wonderful writing style and your dialog seems very real. The descriptions are fabulous, and it is so interesting to read about another country and their culture. My only criticism and I may be that I felt there were times when 2lst century slang felt out of place......" Patty Ripe chokecherry Moon, Trish st. John
  • By patty johnson
    Mar 20, 2006
    "A voice for the people" I loved "Mystic and the Blossoms" because of its old world charm. While the plot deals with a very real murder, the inner wisdom imparted by the main character, transported me back in time to India and its lyrical beauty. Trish St. John
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Product Details

Ashok Malhotra
October 4, 2011
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.63 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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