54 Interviews with Westerners
on their search for spiritual fulfilment in India

Compiled, Edited and Mainly Photographed by
Malcolm Tillis


with Sri Anandamayi Ma

Melita Maschman
in her dharamsala room

Brahmachari Gadadhar

Sri Anandamayi Ma

Bill Eilers

  1. and Swami Chidananda with view of the River Ganges
  2. Bill Swami in his 80th year

at the lepper village

Swami Jnanananda Giri

  1. a portrait
  2. outside his simple hut
  3. with his Tibetan dog in 2005

Bill Aitken
being very Scottish

Brahmacharini Atmananda
on her porch

Jamie Smith

Martha Smith
and Sant Darshan Singh

with Sant Gulab Singh

Omkara Das Adhikary
with his family

Gopi Jai Krishna
with her son

Ellen Schector

Sri Pad Baba

The silent Radha Dasi

Pritam Singh Napgal

Paul Ivan Hogguer
in his guru's house

Giorgio Bonazzoli
in his library

Anil Bhai
with friends at his hospital for skin diseases

Russell Balfour-Clarke

The young J. Krishnamurti

Norma Sastri
on her bicycle

Charan Das

  1. Travelling light
  2. Travelling with a smile
  3. Travelling rough

John Clarke
in his enchanted garden

Peter Hoffman


The Aurobindo Mother

Maggi Lidchi

Sz. Regeni


Michael Zelnick
outside his elegantly simple house

David and Sally
in their garden

Wilhelmina van Vliet
in a timeless appartment

Norman C. Dowsett

Father Bede Griffiths
entering his idyllic satsang space

Matthew and Joan Greenblatt

Lucy Cornelssen

Doris Williamson
with her daily visitor

Lucia Osborne
in the house she designed

Bhagwan Ramana Maharshi

David Godman

Hamsa Johannus de Reade
in his secluded garden with superb view of sacred Arunachala

The very young Sathya Sai Baba

Joachim Peters and Uli Stechenreuter

Richard Willis

Mother Krishnabai

Chitrakara Das Adhikar
in his office

Aviva Keller

Ma Prem Leela
press-office supremo

Bhagwan Rajneesh

Swami Prem Pramod

Ma Ananda Vandana

Swami Anand Bodhisattva

Swami Nadamo

Sister Arati

Francis Reck
at the Poona railway station

H.H. Giriraja Swami

  1. With his staff of office
  2. H.H 25 years later

Srila Swami Prabhupada

Jean Dunn
in a quiet Bombay restaurant

Nisargadatta Maharaj

Ram and Parvati Alexander
at their wedding with Rukhmini Arundale

Raymond and Maree Steiner
with H. H. Sakya Trizin

Bhikshu Ngawang Samten

Venerable Ani Tenzin Palmo

  1. in a cosy tent
  2. with Ram Alexander

Kate Christie

Sant Kirpal Singh