Nothing To Lose By Manbeena Sandhu - Review Of The Authobiography of




Ma Anand Sheela and Bhagawan Rajneesh have been the newsmakers in the 90s. She is the key person associated with Osho. Had the media jugglery been as ubiquitous as now, they would have made it to every talk shows and interview. The life of the powerful Guru and his disciple has been a mystery till  Ma Anand's story has found its way to the public. Nothing to lose by Manbeena Sandhu is a consummated account of Ma Anand Sheela from the time she met her Bhagawan.

Nothing to lose by Manbeena Sandhu - An Analysis

Sheela, as a little girl was mesmerized by Bhagwan Rajneesh. Her adoration towards him is unfathomable. She is unable to say what it is that she feels for him. While she knitted her dreams of submitting her life to the service of her Bhagwan, she is uprooted from India and replanted to another universe - The United States. 

The United States is somewhere she couldn't belong to but got accustomed to. It is there that she met the love of her life, Marc. Life continued giving her lemons, this time as a life-threatening disease for Marc. But fate bent before her unrelenting love for Marc that his fatal disease failed to consume him. He recovered and lived for many years to come. 

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When Bhagwan became family:

Further Ma Anand took him to India and introduced him to Bhagwan Rajneesh. Marc becomes his dedicated disciple too and the couple becomes active promoters of their Bhagwan. Nonetheless, they learn that all is not hunky-dory as they expected. The Bhagwan is not what they see on the periphery. So, what went wrong? Read the book to know more.

The author is brave in bringing up reality and exposing it with brutal honesty. Her connection with Ma Anand has been evident throughout the book. The narration of the book takes it two notches higher with the detailed life of Ma Anand on the platter for the readers.

At some point, the book sounded sycophantic. The author could have delved deeper into the darker shades of Sheela as a human being. This could have made the book tad more genuine.

But who is the woman beyond the persona of the commune leader? What is Sheela like behind the sensational 'tough titties' avatar?


Non-fiction that is more thrilling than fiction:

The book keeps the reader hooked to it. A life that has more shades than any movie character would grab the readers, more so when it is about a controversial personality. This book is for every book lover. A no-holds-barred account of Ma Anand Sheela's controversial life.

 


Comments

  1. Woe the title is so empowering

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  2. Your review is wonderful and its encouraging me to pick this book to read

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  3. Your review is amazing. Seems like a great book too.

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  4. Always love a good Non-fiction book!

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  5. In looking for more non-fiction to read and this sounds epic. Great review!

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  6. Looks like an empowering read. Loved your review👍🏻

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  7. Amazing review really encouraging me to read..

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  8. Thank you for sharing your thoughts~

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  9. Loved your review... Adding to my wishlist.

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  10. The life of Osho and Ma Anand Sheela has always been a controversial topic for speculation. I recently watched a documentary on them, which made me very interested about them. Will surely check this book out!

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  11. This book is on my tbr. I have to check this out.

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  12. I don't read much nonfiction but this looks great!

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  13. Im not a huge fan of non fiction. This sounds interesting

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  14. This review is so good...I love all your reviews.

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  15. This review is so good...I love all your reviews.

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  16. Wow ,this sounds really powerful

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  17. Haven't read the book yet. Beautiful review. Will read it soon.

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  18. That looks like a really interesting read

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  19. This book sounds so interesting! Also, I absolutely love the title of it <3

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