Two Saints: Speculations around and about Ramakrishna Paramahamsa & Ramana Maharshi Arun Shourie HarperCollins ₹699 Despite claims to the contrary, we inhabit the books we write through our engagement with the main protagonists. This engagement is always intentional or contrived: it is present through the , idioms, we choose to explain and phenomena, and the events they unfold around . In this remarkable book, history, memory, anecdotes, all come play in the unravelling of complex phenomena. At the heart of the book is the author who is struggling to make sense of inexplicable phenomena through recourse to neuroscience, biological factors, unfathomable spiritual practices, and the lives of deeply revered and uniquely complex individuals. Shourie’s personal is central to this book he seeks answers from those whose experiences are in fact the stuff of mystery, religion, and other worldliness. He is much a part of the core arguments in this work are the and their profoundly psychic experiences that he seeks to understand and explain. Shourie has written a powerful book. He seamlessly moves between the personal, the spiritual and the scientific to render explicable that which is incomprehensible […]