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Cultural Fiction published by Maverick Books International

WELCOME TO ACTION PACKED STORIES ON PROFOUND ISSUES OF OUR DAY.  THESE BOOKS MAKE FICTION SERVE A PURPOSE : ENTERTAINING READING THAT RAISES THOUGHTFUL QUESTIONS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION PRESENTED IN AN ABSORBING LITERARY STYLE TO HOLD YOUR ATTENTION.  BACKED BY THOROUGH RESEARCH, EACH PLOT TRANSFORMS DARING CONCEPTS INTO TINGLING DRAMA

   Controversial Cultural and Religious Themes (page 2)
   Individual Spirituality - Excellent Peer Reviews (page 3)
   An American Indian Finds His Roots In Asia (page 4)
   Jesus Rescued From Death By Crucifixion (page 5)
   From Democracy To Corporate Oligarchy (page 6)
   Order by email (page 7)










MAVERICK BOOKS bring you a selection of novels on important cultural, political, religious, and sexual themes which concern us all.  But it does so with a difference - the emphasis is on literary style and profound issues presented as entertaining reading, absorbing and thought provoking.  At present we offer two novels and one play featuring:

(1)  IT'S  NEITHER  BLACK  NOR  WHITE, CHARLIE  BROWN
September 11th, 2001, lurks hauntingly in the background of this novel published by Maverick Books.  Written about 5 years before this earth-shaking trauma, the cultural differences seen in these pages turned imaginative fiction into a horrendous fact.  What are these dynamic cultural differences?  Are they a part of values originating in ancient civilizations foreign to a country that became a super power through a distinctly different route of historical growth?  Can the USA as the only super power wage a war against other ideologies in the name of terrorism?  And if it does, will terrorism become a just method of resistance for the weaker powers and minorities unable to assert their cause through military strength?  These are the many questions discussed in these pages, the same questions that motivated a few persons willing to sacrifice their lives for their cause to change the world so intensely.  The fast action in the book, seen through the eyes of an American Indian, raises these issues of ethics as a young Iroquois man from North America seeks to find his roots in Asia while on a quest for the hidden secret of his ancestors.  There, in the same mountains of Afghanistan and Pakistan where bloody battles and carpet bombings began in the fall of 2001, he discovers himself - together with the radically divergent customs, traits and attitudes between the East and the West, particularly the USA.  A thrilling but thought-provoking story filled with sound and fury -  drugs, sex, romance, racial friction, suicide, insanity, and the probability of European extinction through immigration and intermarriage.  Moreover, a different perspective emerges from the gory historical details of American history when examined from the native Indian point of view; it's a ghastly view of continous and outright genocide over hundreds of years that far surpassed the holocaust acts of the Nazi regime.  (See Page 4 for more details)

(2)  AND  JESUS  WAS  NOT  A  CHRISTIAN
This is an extensively researched work on Christianity.  It is the most plausible reconstruction of Gospel events that answers the many questions raised by Christian scholars of today.    Not only was Jesus not a Christian (the word was used many decades after he had vanished from the scenes described in the Gospels), but he did his utmost to reform the Judaism of his days like many other Jewish reformers before and after him.  And the Jews never demanded at any time the crucifixion of Christianity's Messiah.  The most recent research of the Bible suggests, in fact, that Jesus was rescued from a death on the Cross.  His close friends and relatives, however, hid his escape so he could flee from Roman justice.  Middle-East historians and traditions have traced his journey eastwards to a tomb in Kashmir, away from the reach of Roman law and its horrible implications.  More astounding, we learn for the first time that the Buddhist doctrines in the Gospels are no different than those we know as Sufi, Yogi, or Gnostic thought originating through Neoplatonic, Zoroastrian, and Vedic influence.  And these concepts are all narrated as an absorbing tale.  (See Page 5 for more details)

(3)  THE  SWAN SONG  OF  SIN
According to this publication by Maverick Books, it's no longer a choice between democracy or oligarchy.  The definite trend of present day democracy gradually changing into an oligarchy of corporate power poses a dilemma - and none other than the USA is showing the way, helplessly, while touting democratic values.  The play focuses on this creeping transformation of our democratic system into an oligarchy ruled by giant multinationals.  The theme depicts a tragic episode during the dictatorial rule in Mogul India of the 17th century when the Taj Mahal was built.  From there time wings its way to the California of the 21st century.  Not only does time fly, but the Indian tragedy of 400 years turns into a witty satire on our present value system.  And before you know how fast time has flown, it becomes obvious that much has changed, but the core problems of humanity remain the same.  (See Page 6 for more details)


(1)  Based on American Indian mythology and encyclopedic research

(2)  Primary sources: The Holy Bible
                                      Kersten, Holger - Jesus Lived in India - 1994
                                      Wilson, A. N. - Jesus - 1992
                                      Wilson, A. N. - Paul - 1997
                                      Shah, Idries - The Sufis - 1964
                                      Crossan, John D. - Who Killed Jesus? - 1996
                                      Arberry, Arthur - An Introduction to the History of Sufism - 1940
                                      Shorto, Russell - Gospel Truth - 1997
                                      Durant, Will - Caesar and Christ - 1944
                                      Smith, Margaret - The Way of the Mystics - 1976
                                      Agarwal, Dinesh - Penn State University - 1995
                                      Cohen, A. - The Myth of the Judeo-Christian Tradition - 1967
                                      Vermes, Geza - Jesus the Jew - London, UK, 1973

(3)  Primary sources: Kaplan, Robert - Was Democracy Just a Moment? - 1999
                                      Saul, John R. - The Unconscious Civilization - 1995
                                      Sarkar, Jadunath - Aurangzib - 1979


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