The Circle of Love

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Paperback: 126 pages

Publisher: Rupa & Co (1 April 2006)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 8129107406

ISBN-13: 978-8129107404

Product Dimensions: 17.6 x 11.6 x 1 cm


Undoubtly poetry lends magnificence to philosophical thought; conversely philosophy provides substance to versification. This holds true in the case of Chatterjee’s “first book of fiction in free verse”. The clichéd “West comes to East in quest of wisdom” has been treated rather skillfully by the poet. This is a story of interaction between the blonde Mariann and the Indian guru Ananda. It covers quite a few weighty philosophical concepts like time, space, desire etc. While the illustrations are evocative I am unable to grasp the significance of repeating certain passages in a scrawl, on opposite pages. This does not, however, detract from the merit of Chatterjee’s work.

The Circle of Love embraces the eternal questions of life and death, woman and man, time and space, freedom and bondage, desire and intimacy in a manner that recreates in an Indian setting the magic and mysticism of that great classic of Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet. It is a conversation between Ananda, the mystic lover and Mariann the star-struck Bostonian who travels to Rishikesh in India in search of love. Written in lucid prose-poetry, this book is a glowing tribute to great mystical poets like Gibran and Tagore. In a world torn by territorial strife and religious rancour, this book is likely to find its niche in the hearts and minds of readers around the world.


“Chatterjee’s work is both timely and timeless.”
-Esko Aho, Former Prime Minister of Finland

“The Circle of Love will bring tears to your eyes. The words speak to me like music.”
-Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Winner of Grammy Award, 1994

“The Circle of Love is Muse in all its profound beauty… The content with all its freshness, surely belongs to a thought leader.”
-Atul Chandra, Resident Editor, Times of India

“Seeing the passion of the river and the lover’s final annihilation in its flowing stream is The Circle of Love that Debashis presents as a eloquent dialogue in free verse.”
-Muzaffar Ali, Film Director


In this book, Debashis Chatterjee, a world renowned author and teacher of leadership takes us on a voyage of discovery. Reading this book will make you feel like you are traveling with the great leaders of the world. It is easy to read, with powerful insights, which have been explained with clear action steps. Professor Chatterjee deals with complex leadership issues with simplicity and directness. He weaves together colorful stories and compelling personal experiences that are likely to leave a lasting impression on you. “Real leaders are ordinary people who have discovered the other 99percent of their spiritual potential. This discovery alone has made their lives extraordinary”, says Chatterjee. The simple tools and teachings in this book will inspire you to rise to your true potential.

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