Biman Nath is an astro-physicist by profession and writes regularly for the Hindu. He lives in Bangalore with his wife and son. This is his first novel.
It is the seventh century, a tumultuous time in India. Poised between the last of its empires and the beginning of western invasions, there is an ominous pause in the history of the subcontinent. It is also a time shrouded in mysteries and secrets. A few Buddhist monks have begun to dabble in tantric rituals. Elsewhere, a crucial astronomical discovery has been hushed up. And then follows the event after which there can be no turning back: a student monk from Nalanda - the great seat of ancient learning - stumbles on secrets better left hidden, and cannot be left to tell the tale. A vivid journey into the medieval world of new religions and changing sensibilities,Nothing Is Blue is an unforgettable tale about the cul-de-sacs of history, of pain and memory, of hope and fate.