Book Review: The Indigo Sun by Rupa Bhullar



ISBN: 978-8129149602

Genre: Fiction / Contemporary

Publishers: Rupa Publications

Price: Rs. 295/-  ( I got the book for review from the publisher)
Behind the Book

Home—neither a place you live in, nor a place you arrive at. It’s where you belong and ultimately return—a return to the beginning, a return within.The Indigo Sun is an enchanting tale set amidst the deserts of Rajasthan where Maya, a young NRI woman is led on a transformative journey by a young boy Ananda; a mystic gypsy woman named Leela; and Veer, a well-respected, socially driven entrepreneur from London. Together, they embark on a colourful odyssey encompassing culture, heritage, simplicity and celebration of life. In this unknown and distant land surrounded by strangers, Maya’s past, present and future come together as do her body, mind and soul. She discovers another meaning of life, forms incredible bonds, meets the man of her dreams and finally comes face-to-face with her truth—the indigo sun, a treasure that lay buried in her heart all along. She is finally home.

About the Author

Rupa Bhullar serves as the Director of Finance and Business Development at a leading global corporation that provides digital and financial software solutions. She holds a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Charter and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration. Rupa was born in India and spent her early childhood years in Jaipur before moving to Chandigarh, the place she still calls home. She relocated to the United States in the year 2000, dividing time between New York and Los Angeles before settling in New Jersey where she currently lives with her husband, two sons, a Zen dog and a senior bunny.

When I received the book, my first reaction was what a lovely cover! And trust me when I say that the picture above does no justice to the actual beauty of this cover. You can hear the rustling winds through the cover, it is an immensely powerful one and does complete justice to the story.

Completely mesmerized by the cover, as I flipped the pages to the reach the story my heart skipped a beat more than once. There is something immensely powerful about this book. Starting from the cover to the blurb, I was sure this was going to be a life changing read for me and it turned out to be so true. First 3-4 pages, and I was completely blown away by the author's style of writing. It is deep, poignant and at the same time soul stirring to read this story.

There is so much of wisdom, love and the magic of life packed in these pages that I was awestruck all the time I was reading it. Many times in life you know the lessons well but need reminders at times and this book is one such reminder. This book talks about the deeper meaning of life and love. Though written in a story format, there is a lot of non fiction in this book, one that makes a reader ponder on the larger picture of it all. I immensely enjoyed the narrative, deep, lingering and one that plants a thought in your mind. By the end of the book, I had the feeling of having read a beautiful book which had given me a newer perspective on my own life.

With language that is poetic, the story just flows from one word to another taking a reader along on a journey to know the unknown. What the reader doesn't know is that sometimes it is important to make the known , unknown too. And that is what is taught in this book. Learning and unlearning are both extremely imperative lessons of life, though we seldom use the latter. I know for sure, this is one book I will keep going back to again and again, because its beauty is that it magically changes the lesson according to the current situation of the reader. Confused? Don't be, just read the book to make sense of my words.

I would strongly recommend this all contemporary fiction lovers, this book is one that will change the way you look at life.

Foodie Verdict

 This book is like Raw Mango Ice cream - Unique, different and a taste that is totally unforgettable!

Source: Raw Food Bali