The author of this blog, Aruna Sharan, left a comment om my post “Not all Western Hindus are white Hindus”, telling me about her blog.
She is a is a black Hindu who grew up in Guyana, South America, and a follower of path is Vedanta Advaita, as taught by Ramana Maharshi. The blog is mainly about her monumental effort to produce an English version of the Mahābhārata story. She is aiming to produce a version which will be “a book the length of an average novel, a continuous story distilled down to its vital essence but dramatised so as to captivate the reader, with living, breathing characters, spiritually alive and written in an accessible style yet retaining the powerful spirit of the original”.
I particularly enjoyed reading her page “Cover Art“. Here she describes how on seeing a picture that she wanted to use as the cover of her book on an old calendar , she started the almost impossible task of finding the author and obtaining permission to use it. All she had to go on was a signature of the author! However as she investigated things just fell into place, as they so often seem to when someone is on a spiritual path.
This is an established, well written blog and well worth a visit. I have added it to my page listing blogs by Western followers of Hinduism.