xxviii, 344p., Col. Plts., Gloss., Bib., Index, 21 cm.
Sai Baba of Shirdi is a phenomenon. In all of India’s history, there has never been another like him. He is no conventional saint, he wrote no critique of any holy work, made no ashram or peetham, yet he had profound insight into both Hindu and Islamic scriptures. He performed 'miracles' but in no manner or means to impress anyone, devotees or otherwise. Sai Baba in every way remains unique. He came in his late twenties to Shirdi, an insignificant Hamlet in Ahmednagar District where he spent fifty years of his remaining life. Shirdi is no longer an obscure village. Today it is a centre of pilgrimage for lakhs of Sai Baba’s devotees. This book translated into Hindi is a complete account of his life and mission.