Of memoir writing, V.S. Pritchett said, “It’s all in the art. You get no credit for living.” For her art, Visakha Dasi certainly deserves credit. In Five Years, Eleven Months, she gracefully crafts the story of her youthful conversion from atheism to Bhakti-yoga through the agency of love for a spiritual mentor. Visakha states her theme in the opening lines: the stumbling of the skeptical heart upon unexpected love
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