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 Singh. 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 gripping novel.