Orthodox Hindu Father Clashes with Western Inclined Son in Powerful New Book

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Author Prakash Lothe releases his award-winning historical fiction novel, “The Defender of the Faith.”

Readers will enjoy this original story that celebrates Indian culture, religious tolerance and spirituality.

Author Prakash Lothe’s “The Defender of the Faith” follows the story of a young boy living in Central India in the early 1900’s named Shyam who grows up isolated by his family and witnesses disorder and political turmoil in his country precipitated by a growing British influence. After seeking an education at a missionary college that introduces him to western culture, he begins to question his own beliefs and values which brings conflict with his father. With war on the horizon, they challenge each other on their differing view regarding their faith and values.

Lothe interweaves this piece of fiction with the historical backdrop of the British invasion of India and spiritual and religious ideas of eastern philosophers. Readers will enjoy this original story that celebrates Indian culture, religious tolerance and spirituality.

This family drama details the moral struggle between Shyam and his father regarding the preservation of their culture’s values and beliefs. The author found inspiration for the story from his own father’s consideration of adopting another faith.

“I gained inspiration for this book from my father’s tragic childhood and his revelation to me that he considered leaving our faith at one point in his life due to the growing British influence in India,” Lothe said.

“The Defender of the Faith” is the compelling story of a young boy and his father as they navigate a changing political landscape in India and struggle to align their values and belief systems.

“The Defender of the Faith”
By Prakash Lothe
ISBN: 978-1480873476
Available at the Archway Publishing Online Bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Prakash Lothe is the author of many short stories, plays and humorous articles. His first novel, originally published in India, was awarded “Best Novel” by the Bombay Literary Society in 2017. He is also the recipient of the “Best Novel Award” in 2017 from the State Government of Maharashtra India and “Best Literature Award” from the Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal of North America (also in 2017). In addition, Dr. Lothe has been a licensed pediatrician for the past 40 years in his local community. To learn more, please visit https://www.prakashlothe.com.

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Courtney Vasquez

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