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The Sikh Times on Sathya Sai Baba books

Tal Brooke (on right)

Tal Brooke (on right)

The Sikh Times has a recommended book list where pro-Sathya Sai Baba books (hagiographies) shine by their absence. Instead they promote the original whistle-blower book, though the editor of this book list has obviously been asleep for the last 10 years. The reviewer’s entry must be very dated too, since it regards Tal Brooke’s book is the only comprehensive, credible dissenting account, as follows:

Avatar of Night: The Hidden Side of Sai Baba [Availability: Good]
By TAL BROOKE; End Run Publishing; December 15, 1999; 400 pages (with 180 photographs and graphics)
Quick Review: “[T]his book stands alone as the only comprehensive and credible, dissenting account of Baba’s claims to be God….I first read this book ten years ago, when it was available in the West as Lord of the Air. It is one of the few books that I have read many, many times – no small praise from an English graduate and journalist. The literary quality of the account, the intense and gripping story, the integrity of the investigation Brooke undertakes, and the personal suffering Brooke later underwent to get the text published in the West after the Indian government banned it, make this one of the few books that you absolutely have to read. Whether you have any interest in Baba, or just enjoy a good real-life adventure story, this book is highly recommended.” — Nigel Parry, Amazon.com http://www.sikhtimes.com/books_recommendations.html

So much, then, for Sathya Sai Baba’s impression on the mainstream Sikh religion!


Written by exbaba

November 21, 2008 at 11:53 am