Partridge India News| Book by Santhosh Gangadharan Wins Award
The magazine SALISMANIA.com has recently awarded its 2017 Best Thriller Book of the Year Award to Spinning into Oblivion, by Partridge India author Santhosh Gangadharan. SALISMANIA.com celebrates exceptional work by Indians in the fields of Fiction, Food, Fashion, Travel, and Marketing.
Born in Borneo and raised in India, Santhosh Gangadharan is a novelist who currently resides in Oman. His job takes him around the world. His first novel, Spinning into Oblivion, explores the regions of the human psyche where the lines between dreams and reality blur. Interweaving modern science and ancient mysticism with rich Middle Eastern history and Sufi culture, Santhosh’s novel is an adventure of the human mind trying to grapple with what is real and what is not, taking the readers on a quest for answers from the deserts of Dubai to the heart of Turkey.
In Spinning into Oblivion, San is disturbed by strange recurring dreams in which by spinning at high speeds he is able to meet and talk to his dead parents. While at a safari in the dunes of Dubai, he encounters ghostly shapes dancing amidst a Turkish tanoura dancer, Ahmed Mansour. His acquaintance with Mansour takes him to Konya, where he learns of the teachings of the Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi and the practice of Sufi swirling. Just as he feels he is close to the truth, a beautiful dame, Damla, runs into them, creating more complications.
On the advice of Mahmoud, the grand old man of Konya, the three of them embark on a trip across Asia to find their roots. The enigma that is Damla and the history of the equatorial wilderness of Borneo unravel in front of them in mysterious ways amidst great danger. The friends race to solve the mystery of their dreams before their dreams consume them.