This is a travelogue - a love story, poetry and song, myths, legends, history and politics. Mount Kailash is the Indian Olympus, where the gods dwell. Two people seek renewal, a new destiny, what Indian people call their dharma. They travel through India from Kerala in the far south towards the holy mountain of Kailash in the Himalayas, through the hills, cities, mangrove swamps and deserts of the subcontinent. They encounter people, festivals, myths and history as they learn about living and performing life. Its an epic journey, told in a virtuoso variety of poetic forms and styles, reflecting the vividness of Indian poetic traditions. As the pair travel, they gradually discover they are re-performing the ancient shadowy myths of Lord Shiva and the goddess Kali, and in a climactic scene in the erotically-carved temples of Khajuraho, their coupling seems to reawaken poetry itself. The journey draws to its end: the way becomes harder, the path steeper, the air thinner. Is their dharma simply the journey itself, or will its end reveal something more?
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