The Scent Of God

The novel is set in an elite all-boys boarding school in late 20th century India, run by a Hindu monastic order where things are not how they seem. While Anirvan dreams of becoming a monk, he also finds himself drawn to a fellow student. “What is the meaning of monastic celibacy?” And what will give the boys “a life together in a world that does not recognize their kind of love?” 

It moves between the ashram and the city and back to the ashram again. The ashram is a space that is protected.. continue reading here..