Laxman Singh was born in a village at the
foothills of the Himalayas when the Mughal Empire was crumbling and the British
Raj was rising. He joined the army and drifted south over a span of four years.
Thereafter he resigned to return home but never reached his destination.
On way he was robbed, murdered and buried
in jungle. He became an apparition.
As a spirit he observed happenings around
the banyan tree near the ‘Ghost Mountains’. The events included the birth and
life of a black panther—Krish—who became a man-eater. The beast became a
regular visitor to a colony of PWD workers headed by a civil engineer Veer
After a series of more spine-chilling
adventures, learn how Munna kills the man-eater inadvertently; Laxman Singh finally
gets liberated from his formless status and what ensues, forms the crux of this
Dr. P. K.
Mukherjee is a retired professor of ophthalmology from
Govt. Medical College, Raipur. He has authored ten successful post graduate
books in ophthalmology. Currently, he devotes time for the conservation of forest and
wildlife and urban forestation. Apart from this, he is a rationalist; a
consultant and counselor in healthcare.
Most of the episodes in this book, as well
as the vast knowledge of forests, flora, fauna and supernatural happenings were
gathered by the author while working in what is present day Chhattisgarh or
from stories narrated by his grandfather and father, whose occupations took
them to various dense forests of central India.