The Tantric

India Today - - SIMPLY DELHI - by Ekta Al­reja

Grim and im­pres­sive magic is at work in debu­tant author Adi’s new book, Tantra ( Rs 195, Apee­jay Stya Pub­lish­ing). The book is not a satire and is cer­tainly not an­other at­tempt to cre­ate a vam­pire se­ries. The book, Adi, 28, says, is more of a “tantric novel”; even though it does talk about vam­pires. Anu, the pro­tag­o­nist of the book, who lives and works in New York City has a rep­u­ta­tion for slay­ing the most danger­ous vam­pires. “When the pro­tag­o­nist comes to In­dia, tantra comes into ac­tion in her life. While she re­acts to so­cial and po­lit­i­cal ad­just­ments in New Delhi, she also dis­cov­ers the forces darker than any­thing she has faced be­fore,” says Adi who claims to have lived in 45 coun­tries. Through this book, he says, he is try­ing to prove the power of In­dian mys­ti­cism. “No one has stud­ied tantra closely; in the United King­dom peo­ple think tantra is some­thing re­lated to tantric sex. Whereas, it is the right path to god, which in­volves dis­ci­pline, time and ef­fort. One has to give up a lot. Un­for­tu­nately, it gets ma­ligned by peo­ple who are not able to main­tain a per­fect bal­ance be­tween ev­ery­thing, they give up mid­way and start fol­low­ing prac­tices that it doesn’t preach,” says Adi. The author says, “I am try­ing to rein­tro­duce tantra through my book. I am do­ing a se­ries, so the other two books will fol­low. Tantra is awe­some, it’s ex­tremely com­pli­cated, scary but very pow­er­ful,” says Adi.

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