A Taste of Life: the Last Days of UG

May 23, 2009

Yes, the new book A Taste of of Life: the last days of U. G. Krisnamurti by Mahesh Bhatt is being released from the publisher, Penguin Books India. [Imprint: Penguin Books India, June 2009]. The Publishers brought out the Information Sheet of this release and it briefs lucidly the following text:

A Taste of LifePenguin Books India
is proud to announce the publication of
A TASTE OF LIFE
Last days of U.G. Krishnamurti
by Mahesh Bhatt
The final days that well known film-maker Mahesh Bhatt Spent with U.G. Krishnamurti

‘Those who talk about death don’t want to die. I don’t want to go and I don’t want to stay.’
– U.G. Krishnamurti

U.G. Krishnamurti famously described enlightenment as a neurobiological state of being with no religious, psychological or mystical implications. He did not lecture, did not set up organizations, held no gatherings and professed to have no message for mankind.

Known as the ‘anti-guru’, the ‘raging sage’ and the thinker who shuns thought’, U.G. spent his life destroying accepted beliefs in science, god, mind, soul, religion, love and relationships – all the props man uses to live life. Having taken away all support systems from those who came to him, he refused to replace them with those of his own; always insisting that each must find his own truth.

And when U.G. knew that it was time for him to go, he refused all attempts to prolong life with medical help. He let nature, and his body, take their course.

On the afternoon of 22 March 2007, U.G. Krishnamurti passed away in Vallecrosia, Italy.

A bare, intensely personal account of bedside vigil with the dying, A Taste of Life records the final days that well known film-maker Mahesh Bhatt spent with U.G. Krishnamurti. It
narrates how, in death, U.G. shows the author and us a way to live life.

About Mahesh Bhatt:

Mahesh Bhatt began his journey in the film industry in 1973. He broke new ground with, and received critical and commercial acclaim for Arth. He followed Arth with Saransh, Janam, Daddy, Sir, Tamanna and, finally the national award winning Zakham. Today he does not direct films but is still involved in the industry and has written screen plays for many movies, directed several documentaries and has anchored and hosted for Sahara television Haqueeqat, a show on human right violations, as well as Imaging Science, a show telecast on Doordarshan.

Mahesh Bhatt wrote U.G. Krishnamurti: A Life which has been translated into several languages. He contributes regularly to newspapers of national circulation in English as well as in Hindi. He also compiled, edited and wrote the foreword for a book of quotations of U.G. Krishnamurti called The Little Book of Questions.


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