This is an amazing re-telling of a western woman's emotional and spiritual journey of discovery, as she is immersed in the beautiful ways of Hindu life in an Indian village outside of Udaipur.
Accepted into the family of her Vaishnava, Kaartik, Sarah, (now Sarahji), slowly learns how to see the world with a calm, cool and relaxed mind.
As she experiences this wonderful culture and its people, visiting temples for prayers, schools and orphanages to supply basic food and stationary, will she truly learn their way of life, or will her western raised values interfere with her wish to change her ways?
On her second visit, she struggles with her independence, (or lack thereof), and finds herself struggling with certain aspects of Hindu life.
When an old friend joins her for her last week, she struggles even further.
After returning to Australia, she must decide if she will ever return? Or would this be her last visit to Kaartiks' home?
ISBN : 978-1-78830-764-2
Pages : 156
Size : 205x140
Imprint : Olympia Publishers
Sarah was born and educated in Jersey in the Channel Islands. She studied Business and Tourism before immigrating to Australia in her twenties. She spent time in Melbourne and Perth before settling in Albany, Western Australia.
She never married and chose instead to travel extensively and has had a varied working life from nanny to croupier to sales executive.
Connections with a Vaishnava is her first published work and she plans to continue writing about her beloved India and Hinduism.
Muse India, a literally publication has recently published some of Sarah's Poetry about Rajasthan.