Tuesday, May 7, 2013
G42 A Gospel of Kama Sutra No Mosques, No Temples, No Churches, Holy Kama Sutra The only Religion of the Future
Author: Poonaam Uppal
First Copyright date: 2012
Type of Book: Indian culture, religion, true love, 1960s?-2007, America, marriage, adultery, chastity
General Subject Matter: Indian culture, new religion, visions, gods and goddesses, togetherness
Special Features: pictures in black and white of few things
Price: Umm in India 495, in America About $17.99 dollars
"So, do you believe in love?" Someone asked me once, and I replied, "I feel, I am here, in this world, just to teach teh world, "love" and "The ritual of love making," the essence of true love and how to create "Holy Kama Sutra." -Poonaam Uppal
This is a true love story of glamorous, stylish and fiercely ambitious Indian lass Moh Lal Rai who has only one cherished desire, aspiration n her mind to become an internationally acclaimed avant-garde Fashion designer. Destiny deceives Moh's desires landing her in US. During her fashion show at Las Vegas she experiences violent vibration followed by a thunderous broadcasting of her future "soon in 1997 you will meet your true eternal lover" on this earth...
Dragooned by powerful longing to meet her ancient lover she is now a solitary traveler of an abyss of unfathomable space and time where she is sent on a roller coaster ride to a bizarre realm of gonzo occurrences, happenings, visions, premonitions, deja vous, diving visitation and startling revelation of her past birth and she involuntarily unravels the anciet most secret of the extinct art of Kama Sutra and "Tantric Sex" once taught by Lord Shiva himself but now these cryptic writings are shrouded in the misty Himalayan valley. In a cruel game plan of higher she is compelled by a powerful goddess to become a saint a Guru, a Love Messiah and reveal the lost mystical secret behind Kama Sutra___Kama Sutra is the holiest of scripture and only through Kama Sutra human could reach nirvana in this climaxing Black Age. "This is a true love story only the names and places are fictitious."
In general the author warns in her book of a dark age that's coming and for people to become chaste and wait for their true love just like she.
a. Why did the author write on this subject rather than on some other subject?
There are actually two reasons she wrote on this subject: first is to warn humanity of the destruction that's approaching this planet, and second is to let her lover Gaur know her thoughts and whatnot, as well as to meet her in a specific place once he becomes holy so they could consummate their love.
b. From what point of view is the work written?
This is written from first person narrative, completely from Moh Lal Rai's point of view. Some of it also reads a bit like diary entries
c. Was the author trying to give information, to explain something technical, to convince the reader of a belief’s validity by dramatizing it in action?
I would guess the author is trying to give information and trying to convince the reader of a belief's validity by dramatizing it in action because of the various visions she undergoes through, such as uniting with the goddess Kali as well as hearing the mysterious voice of Maa goddess.
d. What is the general field or genre, and how does the book fit into it? (Use outside sources to familiarize yourself with the field, if necessary.) Knowledge of the genre means understanding the art form. and how it functions.
I think this book means to be a bible of sorts, at least bible for the future so to speak. In addition to being a bible, the book reads almost like a long diary narrative and a type of guide for Indian culture, or at least where she comes from.
e. Who is the intended audience?
Although I think the intended audience are possibly Americans and British, due to grammatical errors on every page, I don't think many of them will last through the book. Story itself is interesting, but grammar isn't very good.
f. What is the author's style? Is it formal or informal? Evaluate the quality of the writing style by using some of the following standards: coherence, clarity, originality, forcefulness, correct use of technical words, conciseness, fullness of development, fluidity. Does it suit the intended audience?
I'm not really sure what the author's style is. I would guess the style is formal and she is a smart and intelligent woman as evidenced by words and writing, but grammar errors make me hesitant on saying that it suits the intended audience, as well as the message and so forth.
g. Scan the Table of Contents, it can help understand how the book is organized and will aid in determining the author's main ideas and how they are developed - chronologically, topically, etc.
There are 92 chapters in the book. Basically the book reads chronologically. I think the story starts out in 1997, but then goes back to late 1980s or 1970s when a cousin of hers fell in love with a Muslim man, then everyone's reactions as well as how she ended up being with her husband Sooraya and the rest of the story is of hers and Gaur's relationship and of her gaining perspective and godly powers. For a book that's called Kama Sutra, there isn't sex in there, by the way.
g. How did the book affect you? Were any previous ideas you had on the subject changed, abandoned, or reinforced due to this book? How is the book related to your own course or personal agenda? What personal experiences you've had relate to the subject?
I found the book to be fascinating,but some ideas did offend me. There is no way I will abandon my Jewish beliefs, and also, December 25th, is not jesus's real birthday. Nobody knows when his real birthday is. When those in charge met for a council in late 4th century, Council of Nicea, if I'm not mistaken, that's when they decided his birthday is on 25th.
h. How well has the book achieved its goal?
I am not sure how well the book has achieved the goal. When I read it, I continued to think and wonder if the book is non-fiction or fiction. I have to admit that it reads like a fiction novel of sorts.
i. Would you recommend this book or article to others? Why?
The story is interesting but I am hesitating because of the grammar mistakes and paragraphs. If you're a grammar freak, you might go bald from the hair pulling while reading the book.
a. Theme: The theme is the subject or topic. It is not necessarily the title, and it is usually not expressed in a complete sentence. It expresses a specific phase of the general subject matter.
The dark age is coming, she's someone from above and is encouraging chastity while trying to find a true love.
b. Thesis: The thesis is an author’s generalization about the theme, the author’s beliefs about something important, the book’s philosophical conclusion, or the proposition the author means to prove. Express it without metaphor or other figurative language, in one declarative sentence.
Find true love in order to enter god's paradise and stay chaste for that.
I have asked the person who did the giveaways what category this would fall into, and she said it would fall into Non-fiction, which is the reason I'm putting it here. Oddly enough, when the book first arrived, I swear the pages were pristine white. However, few days later, the pages turned pink. The person had no idea what happened. For me pink is officiated with bad luck. Most of the time when a guy left me, I always got a pink gift (not kidding either.) By the way, in some cases an explanation of Indian words would be very nice.
(From page 352) " "Fine we are done let's eat, I agreed with him, and we stopped at the only good restaurant in the city. I drank some juice and ate some biscuits, he ordered a ghee dosa and some coffee."
Quick notes: I won this book on goodreads.com thus this review will appear in its entirety on goodreads as well as the blog
4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)