The Lost of Fragrance
A novel glowing with the essence of Sufism
Published in India by Roli Books, 2021
Set in the 18th century against the dust clouds of three fading empires- the Ottomans, Persians and Mughals, a tile maker flees Delhi and makes his way to Andalusia, Spain. Traversing spectacular landscapes across Central Asia, Persia and Turkey, the craftsman rebuilds his life and rediscovers love through Sufi philosophy. A swirling historical epic in which craft, poetry and philosophy merge seamlessly in a story of passionate love, loss, compassion, psychological reckoning and spiritual journeying, the book majestically brings to life the contribution of Sufism to humanity, art, mathematics and is a celebration of human diversity and multi-cultural identities.