Ekani’s Journey is a historical novel. Shivaji Maharaj could be considered the George Washington of India. He led the Maratha Empire against Aurangzeb and the Afghan Muslims who were trying to conquer and subjugate all of India and expand their empire. Shivaji and the Maratha Army only wanted to protect their land and preserve their way of life…The Eternal Way… and not expand their empire. Ekani, a palace slave, escapes and runs off, always looking for what he had left behind, from reincarnation to reincarnation: the American Revolution, the War Between the States, and the Vietnam War era, and not until he retires and moves to Ox Bow, Maine, does he find what he has been searching for from one life to another. Katarikari and the meaning of life.