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Saynt Lachmi

Ivan Arthur
Type: Print Book
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
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A young street child named Lachmi is whisked into prostitution, rescued, and led by her spirit and providence through the use of her extraordinary gifts to the brink of sainthood. The body, she shows us, is a prism, revealing through its gradations the range between depravity and divinity. What the reader sees through Lachmi is a view of this prism through the side that reveals our divinity, that sees the body as a channel of grace in the manner in which St. John Paul II described in his Theology of the Body, a manner that sanctifies our sexuality, which we so often allow our lust to soil and obliterate.

About the Author

Ivan Arthur is the author of seven previous books:

The Fourteen Stations (Official book on Pope John Paul’s visit to India)
Pavement Prayers. Theological fiction. A prequel to Saynt Lachmi
A Village Dies. A novel about social change
Once More Upon a Time. Biography
Jossie. A biography
Brands Under Fire
The Chief Executive Officer

Arthur was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Communication Arts Guild, Mumbai, and is a three-times recipient of the WPP Atticus Award for original writing. He lives in Goa, India, with Ingrid, his wife.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781637543443
Publisher: En Route Books & Media
Number of Pages: 348
Dimensions: 6"x9"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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Saynt Lachmi

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prabsy 7 months, 2 weeks ago

This is book is about the transformation of the human soul

Ivan’s book is a story about the transformation of the human soul. Waif, orphan, prostitute, nurse, healer finally leading to near sainthood.
While Ivan’s book is full of Christian meaning, in Advaita the gross body or Anamaya Kosha grows, transforms, decays and dies. To grow spiritually, one has to cleanse the body and simultaneously rise above it. Our spiritual development then can surpass our physical body as well.
Saynt Lachmi our protagonist in Ivan’s story is a beautifully crafted character and we follow her travails and transformations throughout the book. Ivan’s writing style is exemplary; he moves from narrative to first person, to third person from romanised characters to italicised to make his points and draw his emphasis. It is sometimes difficult for a writer to express the deepest thoughts of any person. Ivan uses all the literary techniques at his command to do this with elan.
The story of Lachmi is deeply provocating.

Dr. Avi Almeida 8 months, 3 weeks ago Verified Buyer

Experience a Work of Art

To experience a work of art is to read “Saynt Lachmi”.
Ivan Arthur has created a masterpiece by presenting in a novel controversial concepts of love, sex, religion, culture, and of the physical body. To share more information about this remarkable book would be to give away the author’s creativity in helping the reader to think about his or her own beliefs and how they relate to the different characters as the story unfolds. A “must read!”
Nirmal Almeida,
Vagator, Goa

Innis 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Brilliant. Poetic.

"Writer meets poet meets musician meets theologian. A beautifully written novel written with a sharp, colourful and cinematic grasp of subject, character and theme. With effortless, almost Dickensian ease, Ivan takes us on a journey of people he knows, exploring the innards of a city he loves deeply. His writing is sprinkled with insights, delivered with simplicity, compassion and empathy. As a Mumbaikar myself, I was blown away by his mix of grunge and grace, and his ability to deliver a love story without a shred of artifice."

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