The Master Director: A Journey through Politics, Doubt andDevotion with a Himalayan Master
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About the Book

In this riveting true story, Thomas K. Shor, an adventurous American writer with an ear for unusual stories, wanders into a Sikkimese mountain village and into the life of an enigmatic spiritual master known as Gurudev. He has no idea of what he is getting into. As Gurudev, a Tibetan Buddhist lama, lavishes the author with presents and invites him into his inner circle, it seems destiny is at work. But what happens when it turns out the master has close ties with the local dictator and his henchmen and Shor finds himself being hosted at some of their houses? How is he to reconcile the religion of love with the violence of politics? Gurudev’s ‘engaged Buddhism’ not only stretches common notions of morality but also spins Shor’s moral compass. The Master Director, richly illustrated with over 75 photos, probes the limits of charisma and scepticism, devotion and doubt.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Writer and photographer Thomas K. Shor was born in Boston, USA, and studied comparative religion and literature in Vermont. With an ear for unusual stories, the fortune to attract them, and an eye for detail, he has travelled the planet’s mountainous realms from the Mayan Highlands of southern Mexico in the midst of insurrection to the mountains of Greece, and more recently, to the Indian Himalayas to collect, illustrate and write stories with a uniquely personal character. Shor has lectured widely on his writings and has had solo exhibits of his photographs in Europe and India. He can often be found in the most obscure locales, immersed in a compelling story touching upon fundamental human themes.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9789350297315
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publisher Imprint: Harper Collins
Language: ENGLISH
ISBN-10: 9350297310
Publisher Date: Jan. 2014
Binding: PAPERBACK
No of Pages: 304