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Tiya: A Parrot's Journey Home by Samarpan is about a chirpy and bubbly parrot called Tiya. He is suddenly faced with the urge to leave his old banyan tree home. When he does so, he is thrown into the adventure of his lifetime.
He flies across strange and distant lands and comes across the most unfamiliar and extraordinary creatures he had ever seen. The author also shows how he understands and learns more about himself, and explores his weaknesses and strengths.
Tiya goes through various phases in his adventure where he is able to gain real perspective about what is important in his life and what is not. The author showcases how the character is able to develop mentally into a more mature being. This work not only works as an adventure tale but also a moral fable for children and adults.
Tiya realizes the vastness of the world and the importance of every creature in it. The end-moral of this story will appeal to readers of all ages. Tiya transitions through this journey from his limited point of view of the world into a free spirit who rediscovers the meaning of life.
Tiya: A Parrot's Journey Home embodies certain tenets and teachings as provided by Yogic and Vedantic philosophies. However, there is an absence of preaching and the narrative is simple and fluid in capturing the story of a parrot and his life-altering adventure.
Samarpan is an Indian monk.
He has authored books like Tiya: A Parrot's Journey and Param which deal with complex Indian philosophies but are rendered simple through an allegorical framework.
He was born in 1960 and became a monk by the time he was twenty years old. He has been associated with a reputed monk institution where he has worked extensively within the fields of education and textual scholarship. He has provided services for rural medical and relief purposes. He is currently the principal of a residential school in India. He also teaches Indian scriptures at the university associated with his organization.