ABOUT GUHA


Sabyasachi Guha, known as ‘Guha’ by his English-speaking friends, was born on 1st May 1953 in Kolkata, India. Shortly after, his family moved to Hindmotor, West Bengal, a small town situated on the western bank of the Ganges, where he spent much of his early and teenage years. Guha graduated from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, with a Ph.D. in physics and began his career as a scientist at the Indian Space Research Organization. In 1988 he moved to the United States and took up the post as Research Scientist at Rutgers University. He retired in 2007 and now spends his time traveling to India, Europe and throughout the United States meeting with friends and acquaintances responding to people's questions.
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BOOKS

Back To Square One

Conversations with Sabyasachi Guha
and Friends in India, Switzerland
and United States

Guha talks with the Mother of God

Conversations with Luna Tarlo
and others.

Paripurno Astha

Conversations with friends in the United States and
Kolkata from 2011 to 2014.

Luna Tarlo's unabridged Introduction

Guha talks with the Mother of God.

Back To Square One

“Back To Square One” is comprised of conversations between Sabyasachi Guha and friends in India, Switzerland and the United States from 2012—2014. It offers us a unique glimpse of Guha’s many-sided personality: His extraordinary sensitivity and tremendous integrity and compassion, his sharp penetrating intellect and a deep and thorough understanding of the complexity of human nature.

The book also covers the deep implications of the physical and transformative impact of his close association with U.G. Krishnamurti. Guha was convinced that a personality like U.G. was very rare and comes around only once in a lifetime. His all-consuming desire was to immerse his mind and body fully in the powerful energy field that U.G. seemed to generate, the after-effects which he experienced as “love bordering on madness.”

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Guha talks with the Mother of God

Sabyasachi Guha, who was closely associated with U.G. Krishnamurti, and Luna Tarlo, longtime friend and author of the popular book Mother of God engage in intense dialogues on a wide range of topics, mostly addressing our main concerns of everyday living, the complexity of human individuals and the inner battles we face as a result of society’s relentless demands. Guha Talks With the Mother of God is the outcome of their informal conversations recorded in New York City during the period 2010–2012.

Luna, who is in her nineties, lives by herself in New York City. With his refreshingly candid humor, Guha tells her, “You have lived ninety years on this planet. You are a champion of the human species. How many people in the whole history of humanity from day one have survived this long, walked on two feet, lived independently, gone to the gym several times a week and engaged passionately in discussing human conflicts, sorrows, and the resolution! If you don’t smile, then humanity is doomed!”

A retired physicist, Guha delights in describing himself as a dropout from social dynamics, as someone who is homeless and godless. He says there is no such thing as love, truth, god or enlightenment and adds there is “no way out” of our suffering. Nevertheless, people continue to seek him out with “burning questions” and Guha is always gracious and forthright in his responses without imposing his point of view on anyone.

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Paripurno Astha

A collections of Guha’s words taken from conversations with friends in the United States and Kolkata from 2011 to 2014.

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LunaTarlo-unabridged

I met Guha for the first time in 1995 at a gathering in Julie’s apartment on Central Park West. A mix of people had come to see U.G. who was staying for a time in New York as her guest. Although she offered him much more spacious accommodations, he always chose to occupy the tiny room that had been originally designed as a “maid’s room.” U.G.
preferred small places to big ones. He was the most unpretentious, brilliant, unorthodox, mysterious person I had ever met. I was afraid of him. I think most people who met him were afraid of him because he was not like anyone else -- a man who asked for nothing from anyone and gave his all. On that late afternoon sixteen years ago, I observed a youngish Indian fellow sitting next to U.G. on the couch, laughing with delight at U.G.’s remarks. I had never seen him before, but he seemed to be thoroughly enjoying U.G.’s company. From then on, every time I came to see U.G., he was always there too, sitting in front of him and laughing incessantly.

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