“Finding the Holy Path” book written by Shahsanem Murray

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“Finding the Holy Path” by Shahsanem Murray


History is all around us, and as it mysteriously sails through time past you and me, there are occasions when it causes us to stop for a moment and simply reflect…

Finding the Holy Path by Shahsanem Murray
Book review of :Finding the Holy Path” written by Shahsanem Murray. photo by Amazon

And when we allow our minds to draw parallels between the world that you and I share in the present, and the mysteries of past eras, opportunities can arise for doorways to open to a greater understanding of the lives of those who have left a mark on our common history.

This book seeks to transport you back in time to events that occurred along the Great Silk Road around the middle of the sixteenth century.

These stories have been orally passed down from generation to generation and thus preserved, can now be enjoyed today.

Working on this book, I made many intriguing discoveries since history is full of illusions and secret agendas.

I am presenting you with a fictitious interpretation of the origins of just some of the events described in these fantastic stories and in tandem with historical facts, hope to be able to offer an insight into those characters who had such a huge impact on world heritage.

The passionate love story of the Northern Kyrgyz Khan, Tagay-Bii and Tomchi, the Bukharian  beauty, takes us to a magical land called Fergana, and the pre-destined course of their relationship touches the soul particularly deeply. We also follow the story of their son, Kara-Choro, whose innate fortitude and strength of character equipped him well to endure and survive all of the challenges which fate had in store for him.

The book smoothly reveals the invisible web that links the destinies of all the many characters, taking the reader from Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh, both past and present, into the vast territory of ancient Russia.

A key aspect is the great Library, which the first Russian Tsar, Ivan the Terrible, founded during his lifetime.

Academics from the Tatar nobility played important roles in the foundation of the Library after the weakening and eventual collapse of the Golden Horde, which resulted in them being transferred into the service of Muscovy (Moscow). Here, we are introduced to the Tatar nobleman-scholar Eshen-Kareg and his three sons: Ibrahim, Sadyk and Yusuf who worked under the constant threat of execution and torture by the Russian Tsar. The sons’ subsequent escape and their new lives played a key role in the creation of new clans along the Great Silk Road.

Through such mystical traces and echoes of the past, we are invited to step back in time and for a moment, immerse ourselves in a unique period of Central Asian antiquity.