Lotus in the Stone by Anuradha Goyal is a book that gives you the vision, that drishti, to see India the way it has been through thousands of years - unhurried, trusting, simple and full of devotion and life -- and still continues to be so, when it comes to the lives around its sacred spaces and ancient temples. But, thanks to so-called modernism, we often fail to appreciate it. The camaraderie and the devotion generated in these sacred spaces, the trust and respect for the fellow traveller – the book gives you endearing insights for you to be able to appreciate these aspects of life, which is, generally, missing in our normal scheme of things these days. The book is a labour of love, an internal journey where one’s own understanding traverses an arc and comes to complete understanding of the seemingly disjointed puzzle pieces. The author has traveled across the length and breadth of the country and poured her experiences over the years in this book. It is a book about those common people, who know how to make traditions remain alive by simply living them out – without a fuss. The author, a popular travel writer and founder of IndiTales, is a person with many hats - being a businesswoman and a blogger, besides writing books. Having traversed across the country along, with friends and family, and with strangers, Goyal takes us to this riveting and endearing ride of an India, where we might have gone, but not seen the place. The invisible threads and sacred geography that bind her people together come alive in this book.