Book Reviews — 21 July 2010

A memoir of Devika’s life as a sannyasin, her adventures on the spiritual path, spanning from 1976 when she first met Osho to his death in 1990. Review by Veena.

I read Devika‘s book and found it both fascinating and extraordinarily touching. In it she tells of her journeys overland and around India alone, finding Osho in Poona in 1976 and her subsequent spiritual journey with him until the present time.

I found her tales of the sannyas scene in England in the late 70‘s and early 80‘s extremely interesting. Nothing much else seems to have been written about this time so her account is of historical value and is quite unique.

As are her amazing journeys around India in the 70’s….

Devika is an ex-English teacher so her style of writing is clear and poetical and makes for very easy and enjoyable reading. I thoroughly recommend her book.

Review by Veena, first published in OSHOinUK

To buy the book contact Osho Viha or buy from amazon.in

Diamond Books ISBN 81-288-1743-4

Devika in 2017Devika travelled overland to India and took sannyas in July 1976, when she was 22 years old. She had worked as a qualified primary school teacher for one year in UK after studying Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Education as her main subjects at college in Bristol. Since that time, in between travelling regularly to India to meditate and work in Osho Commune, she has worked as a teacher in schools, and more recently, as a carer for the elderly. She is the author of Love Song for Osho (2009), The Road East to India and a children’s ghost story called The Haunted Painting on the Wall (2016).

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