Author: Dilip Kumar RoyForeword/Introduction: Shankar BandyaopadhyayPublisher: Bharatiya Vidya BhavanYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 577ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788172764289
The “Upward Spiral”, a mystic novel, was written in the Pondicherry Ashram of Sri Aurobindo by Sri Dilip Kumar Roy based on some happenings in the Ashram – aspiration, conflicts, difficulties, Sadhakas and Sadhikas face while following the spiritual life. The theme is moving and expressed in an analytical way – a new venture in the field of “Novel”, not just to entertain, i.e., not literature for Art’s sake but literature for Divine’s sake. While retaining the fundamental features of a novel, namely, maintaining the story line, charming style of writing, characterization, etc. the author, makes it thought-provoking, leading the reader to deeper realms of human nature and behaviour. Sri Dilip Kumar Roy made a path-breaking contribution as a literature, by introducing mystic novels in English and Bengali literature. His highly popular novels Miracles Do Still Happen, Wings and Bonds etc. are examples of Mystic Novels.