Recalling his childhood village in India, he describes in loving detail
the unlettered woman who was his spiritual teacher – his beloved Granny – and
the quiet artistry with which she prepared him to be “the king’s
messenger.” Vividly, he recalls the moment in his adult life when
“suddenly, for no apparent reason, everything I had held meaningful in life
turned to ashes” – and the subsequent discovery that though his teacher had
shed her body she had not left him at all.
Illustrated with dozens of photographs, including pictures of Easwaran’s village in India, his ancestral home and family and his college classmates.