In Spite of the Gods
Little Brown (www.littlebrown.co.uk)
India moving forward ‘on a remarkably stable trajectory'
He opens the book with André, ‘a sixty-three-year-old Frenchman with a greying ponytail and a passion for Vedantic philosophy' in Auroville, Pondicherry. "India has thousands and thousands of years of practice at harmonising differences and penetrating to the unity beyond," André tells Luce. "There is an essence to India that other countries do not have, which tells you that behind the diversity of life there is a spiritual reality called unity."