In 1891 a horrified British public learnt that Sherlock Homes - in a last deadly struggle with arch criminal Professor Moriarty - had perished at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland. Two years later popular demand made Conan Doyle resurrect the great detective. Holmes informs a stunned Dr. Watson: 'I traveled for two years in Tibet therefore and amused myself by visiting Lhasa.'
This is all that the world has known of Sherlock Holmes' journey to the East. Jamyang Norbu - an avid reader of Kipling and Doyle - decides to take the matter in his hands; to investigate Holmes'stay in Lhasa Tibet. What he unearths is the Mandala written by a wily Bengali scholar Hurrie Chunder Mookherjee Holmes 'traveling companion. The Mandala holds the key to the mystery and revelas that it is difficult to resist.
An exciting often richly humorous detective story The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes also evokes the romance of Kipling's India.