About the Book: Shunya: A Novel
He appears out of nowhere in a sleepy little neighbourhood in suburban Kerala.
He calls himself Shunya, the zero. Who is he? A lunatic? A dark magician? A
fraud? Or an avadhuta, an enlightened soul? Saami—as they call him—settles into
a small cottage in the backyard of the local toddy shop. Here he spins parables,
blesses, curses, drinks endless glasses of black tea and lives in total freedom.
On rare occasions, he plays soul-stirring melodies on his old, bamboo-reed
flute.Then, just as mysteriously as he arrived, Shunya vanishes, setting the
path for a new avadhuta, a new era.This first novel