Kamla: Unraveling the mysteries of mystic India

Kamla K. Kapur was born and raised in India and studied in the US. Her writing has included plays, novels, poetry, essays and reimaging Indian spiritual writings. Her critically acclaimed books include, Ganesha Goes to Lunch:Classics from Mystic India (2007, Mandala, USA; also retitled Classic Tales from Mystic India, Jaico Publishing, 2013), and Rumi’s Tales from the Silk Road, Pilgrimage to Paradise (Mandala USA and Penguin India, 2009). Her new book, The Singing Guru, on the legends of Guru Nanak from Mandala in 2015. Her highly praised books of poetry are As a Fountain in a Garden (Tarang Press, 2005) and Radha Sings (Dark Child Press, 1987).

A Perfect Gift

Kamla Kapur’s latest book, ‘The Singing Guru’ makes a perfect gift for anyone interested in the legends of the first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak, and get a peek into the mystic India.

“Kamla Kapur has created a Sikh parallel of Homer’s Odyssey in the re-imagining of its founder’s spiritual journey, cleverly recounted in the voice of a mercurial acolyte.”Thomas Hoover, author of Zen Culture and The Moghul

A Statement from Kamla K. Kapur

“This book (The Singing Guru) is not a history of Guru Nanak’s life. It is a fictional rendering that includes some of the legends, folktales, and myths that have sprung up around him….
“These stories are fantastical. Fantasy is part of human reality, not only as an escape hatch from the pressures of the real world, but also because of its power to illuminate reality and reveal metaphysical and psychological truths.”


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