Alexander The Great in India: Sunburst Upanishad

Pages: 326
Language: English
ISBN: 9786162450549
Publication date: 19/03/2013
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It is 327 BC and Alexander the Great ventures into India. He fights Rajah Porus
It is 327 BC and Alexander the Great ventures into India. He fights Rajah Porus and his raging elephants and soon befriends a yogi named Calanus. Alexander also sends for his wife Roxanne, the Afghani princess, one of the world’s loveliest women. This novel of ancient India evokes war, romance, the quest for truth…
Tigers, snakes, monkeys, dark forests, monsoons and sacred rivers, raging elephants in chariot-led armies, walled cities, ornate temples, yogis and fakirs and Brahmins and the exotic panorama of India: this is what Alexander the Great and his army encountered. It was one of the earliest clashes of East and West. Although it was very destructive, cultural fusion and new ideas came about. This historical novel features Philip and Olympias, Alexander’s companions, eunuchs, oracles, deserts, floods, philosophy, the underworld, and much more. The writer was inspired by accounts from Plutarch, Arrian, Strabo, various modern accounts, The Upanishads, The Bhagavad Gita, etc.
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Richard Marranca is a writer and teacher. He has a collection of interviews (New York Interviews) available through Bangkok Books, as well as a novel (Dragon Sutra) at another publisher. He has had a Fulbright to teach at the University of Munich, as well as five NEH/CCHA summer seminars in USA and abroad. He has traveled extensively in Europe, the Americas, Asia and, to a lesser extent in the Middle East. Along with a doctorate from New York University, he has certification to teach yoga and meditation, and holds Life Coach Certification from Fowler Wainwright International. He presently teaches college full-time in English and general humanities. He is available for presentations at: enjoys running and hiking, movies and museums & general humanities. Since his teenage years, he has followed an environmental and vegetarian path and focused on the plight of indigenous peoples. On his to do list include working on an archaeology dig in Egypt or Greece, volunteering at Gombe Chimp Reserve in Tanzania and volunteering on an Indian reservation and teaching at a university in Asia, among others.

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