Our Books


Spinning into Oblivion
Spinning into Oblivion Santhosh Gangadharan

San, the protagonist, is disturbed by strange recurring dreams in which by spinning at high speeds he is able to meet and talk to his dead parents. While at a safari in the dunes of Dubai, he encounters ghostly shapes dancing amidst a Turkish tanoura dancer, Ahmed Mansour. His acquaintance with Mansour takes him to Konya, where he learns of the teachings of the Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi and the practice of Sufi swirling. Just as he feels he is close to the truth, a beautiful dame, Damla, runs into them, creating more complications.

San learns that the theory of evolution of souls and the magical influence of the great Mevlana of Konya would make one ponder over their own lives. Mahmoud makes him understand that by creating awareness of one’s own birthplace, the individual could stay close to his roots and thereby to his heart.

On the advice of Mahmoud, the grand old man of Konya, the three of them embark on a trip across Asia to find their roots. The enigma that is Damla and the history of the equatorial wilderness of Borneo unravel in front of them in mysterious ways amidst great danger. The friends race to solve the mystery of their dreams before their dreams consume them.