Adi Shankaracharya has been anointed as the new leader of the Sanatana Dharma and the Hindu Faith . He now sits as the head of the faith as the new Shankaracharya after the demise of his guru Swami Swaroop who dies from a snake bite . After becoming the supreme leader of the faith he starts a process of temple land reform and distribution of free food . His reforms are meet with resistance in the Mahasabha . The Tiwari family oppose him and his reforms . It is here that Shankaracharya takes the help of Shambhu a chandal at the cremation ground to silence his detractors . The book Shankaracharya is an inside look at the politics , intrigue and skulduggery that goes inside the most ancient Hindu spiritual organisation .