Book Review: Maya in search of Tantric Father by Vipin Behari Goyal


  • ISBN – 9789383562664
  • Genre: Fiction/ Drama
  • Publishers: Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd
  • Price: Rs. 95/- (P.S: I got this book for review from the author)

'Maya in search of Tantric Father' is a story of a young and pretty American girl, who is shocked to learn a secret from her deceased mother's diary. Maya comes to India in search of her biological father, who was a Tantric. Out of sheer determination, she travels to many holy places in India, facing numerous difficulties, which any solo woman traveler would face in India. Some mysterious powers help, guide and protect her when she inadvertently walks into danger.

Her spiritual pilgrimage is full of miracles and interesting encounters with a Philosopher, an Astrologer, an Ayurveda doctor, a Tantric, a Swami, a Professor, a Music maestro, and a bureaucrat. Some of them fall in love with her but she has no time to reciprocate. Her only mission is a search and she cannot afford any distractions. Could she find what she was searching for?
Behind The book

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About the author

Born (1954) and brought up in Ajmer, Rajasthan, Vipin Behari Goyal did his post graduation in Botany followed by a degree in Law. After completing his education, he worked for a bank and then joined the Rajasthan Government where he presently works as a financial advisor. As a hobby, he hosted hundreds of foreigners from all over the world and now represents his country as an ambassador on cultural exchange website Couch surfing. His previous work includes a travelogue about Pushkar, Hindi poetry collection and a popular English novel Tall man small shadow. Reach him at
Me thinks

I liked the uniqueness of the book which made me say yes to review this one. The author has done an excellent research in terms of the tantra and the tantrics. Apart from that he has also presented it in a very simple language which has a instant connect with the reader. The story definitely has potential as you keep turning page after page wanting to know what happened next. The end is mind boggling if anything else. I enjoyed the descriptive narratives given by the author scene after scene for they made it an intriguing read.

It is exciting to read how the author has shown us our very own country through the foreigner’s eyes and made it look enchanting. Like a huge pandora’s box has been thrown open, while you go through the nuances of things we usually tend to ignore.

The characters are very well drawn and used nicely throughout the story. Somewhere in between the narrative does get a little drab but over all a well written book that makes it a decent read.

Foodie Verdict

This book is like shikanji - refreshing.

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