Ghazals are Persian art: poems written to be sung, always on the theme of love and the pain or loss of love, or the tyranny of separation. And never is the love spoken of in a ghazal an ordinary love: most predominantly Sufi in their authorship, the Beloved spoken of is either God or the author’s spiritual guide. From Ghalib to Zeb-un-Nissa, through centuries of change, the ghazal remains.
Tryst is a lyrical journey through the history of Imperial India: a series of ghazals, ruba’i, misra, and other partial or whole elements of ghazals, enhanced by the beauty of Mughal paintings from the era when ghazals were sung in the courts of royal palaces across Persia, Arabia, Turkey, and India.
** Released mid 2016 **
Yoga in the Gita
"Yoga in the Gita is the first book of its kind to illuminate the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras in a practical, philosophically rich, and entertaining manner, while adhering to the interpretations given to the original Sanskrit texts."
“With this wonderful new book, Catherine and Braja take us on a great leap forward in our ability to learn and grow and love according to the philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita. In doing so, they help bring the Gita back to its rightful place in the Western yoga world.”
Editor, Best of Yoga Philosophy, Co-editor of Yoga in America
Author, Yoga Demystified, Bhagavad Gita in a Nutshell,
Lost & Found in India
Most books on India written by foreigners share one trait: the authors visit India, then leave. Sorensen moved in, set up house, became a resident in a village on the banks of the Ganges River, and nearly 15 years later, she’s still there. Her writing swings from the depths of ancient culture through to drunken bathroom repair men, tied together with a refreshing, grounded voice. It’s macabre, hilarious, philosophical, and all 100% true. No, really…
"The most unpretentious diary of life in India that I've ever read."
Farrukh Dhondy, Best-selling author & screenwriter
Mad & Divine
A collection of essays and articles published in recent years in magazines worldwide, both print and online: from fiction to poetry, controversy to philosophy, and a little masala and splash for flavour. Dive in...
"She will bring you into her world ... enjoy the bumps and detours, but don't forget to see the beauty."
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