His family was happy to see him, but they had hoped to meet the Siddhartha they knew, not the Buddha he had become.
Long before he became the enlightened leader, he was a boy oblivious of the world. As the young prince navigates politics and relationships, he slowly begins to question his oppressively perfect life. Meanwhile his family struggles to maintain their deception – from banishing the old and sick to hiding their own advancing age – in the hope that they can mould him into a dutiful king.
In Advait Kottary's intricately woven narrative, raw human emotion and conflict is tempered with the boundless compassion of the Buddha. Exciting and insightful in equal measure, Siddhartha is at once a riveting story and a profound meditation on our shared quest for truth.
Classification : General & Literary Fiction
Pub Date : MAY 25, 2023
Imprint : Hachette India
Page Extent : 328
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789357311441
Price : INR 499
Advait Kottary is a writer and actor residing in London. Passionate about cars and engineering, he worked as an engine designer before quitting his job to pursue his love of writing and the performing arts. He went on to lead the world's biggest Bollywood musical Jaan-E-Jigar, and act in international productions such as Beecham House. Advait has also co-conceptualised the award-winning television show Molkki and voiced several audiobooks with Swedish platform Storytel. Siddhartha is his first novel, which stemmed from his own quest to understand the Self and his encounter with the Buddha's teachings.