Holy Smoke, It's a Godman is a first person narrative delivered from a jail in Copenhagen. In autobiographical mode, it invites the reader to take a journey across India with Jogender Dutt alias Redney Yog, a boy from Rajasthan who runs away to Mumbai and due to a series of bizarre ci... rcumstances, lands up in an ashram in the Himalayas where spirituality is merely a cover for nefarious activities. And then onto Denmark, to marry a gorgeous blonde and merge into a 21st century hippie community. Along the way, Yog has encounters with colourful characters like Sikh truck driver Rounak Singh, a Catholic gay Father Goodwin, slumdog Ali Murtaza and Aghori sadhu Baba Mastana. He is exposed to the best of Hindu philosophy and yet, in the same environment, plumbs the depths of human depravity. Why does he thank President George Bush for changing his life? Why does he kill Chacha Imam, a Muslim fundamentalist in Copenhagen? With unexpected twists and turns, and a lighthearted questioning of politics, morality and drug laws, it offers a glimpse of how exciting our globalised lives have become.
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