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Two civilizations confront each other on the banks of the River Indus in 7th century India. Their world views could not be more different. One is an ancient civilization with many esoteric rituals and beliefs that have evolved over thousands of years. The other is less than hundred years old with a singular belief in the supremacy of its one true God. One has a glorious past but an uncertain future. The other's future is filled with promise and opportunities. One is polytheistic, and extols pluralism. The other is ardently monotheistic and insists on submission to the one true faith.
These world views are irreconcilable and in the 7th century there is only one way to harmonize such disparate viewpoints. War. War is ugly. It is costly. It destroys people's humanity and wrecks vengeance on the innocent. Yet it is also a crucible for change and provides an opportunity for a fresh start. Under its intense pressure a piece of coal can turn into a diamond.
The result of this war, will forever alter the history of this subcontinent and inexorably change the lives of two people.
On one side of this conflict is a beautiful princess. Her grace, charm, beauty and kindness make her the darling of her kingdom. Her innocent demeanor and spirit of service bring warmth to her subjects hearts. Every prince in the surrounding kingdoms has dreamed of winning her hand in marriage. Yet she has a dark past and pursues an improbable dream. She yearns for a certain kind of soul mate, one who has been foretold to complete her spiritually, a strong dominant stranger who will release her dormant submissiveness so she may fulfill her destiny. She has waited patiently for four years and prayed everyday for him.
Riding on the wings of this calamitous war a stranger approaches. Will he fulfill the princess's destiny? Or will he be an usurper who rapes and pillages his way into the forgotten pages of history. Can he temper his dominance with justice and compassion or will power corrupt him completely? Will he see the humanity of "the other" or are they just pawns in his game of domination.
Will history recognize him as "The Protector" or despise him as "The Annihilator"?
About the Author
For me being a consensual slave is not just about sex. It is about becoming a spiritually better person by surrendering my ego to my husband. The world's major religions teach us that we can do this by submitting to divine authority. Religion teaches us that when we let God rule our lives and obey and submit to the divine's wishes we are in fact extinguishing our ego and becoming better human beings. We can do this in several ways:
By obeying and submitting to what we believe are God's commandments as found in holy books
By obeying and submitting to somebody who we believe speaks for God and knows how God thinks
By achieving a mindful state through the practice of meditation, so that we become intensely aware of own egocentric thoughts and actions.
Consensual slavery is a fourth option that works for me. I trust and love my Swami and by completely surrendering my will and freedom into his hands, I am taking my ego out of the equation all together. Obviously I would not do this with just any man. I am willing to do this only with my husband, because he has earned my trust and I know he loves me deeply and cares about my wellbeing. I am thankful that my Swami has stepped into this role for my sake. Being a consensual slave is much easier in my mind than being a responsible Master. He is acutely aware that as his slave or Daasi, I am extremely vulnerable and this puts enormous stress on him to fulfill his responsibilities as my Swami. Of course living a 24x7 master/slave lifestyle has worked wonders on our sex lives and has brought sparkle and pizzazz into our married life. I would not trade it for anything in this world.
Is this lifestyle something that is relevant or even appealing to you? Only you can answer this question. I encourage you to read more about this lifestyle and see if this is something that you may find interesting.