Book Review: Shikhandi And Other Tales They Don’t Tell You

Many in India uses our culture and religious roots in the arguments. Many times, it looks like bringing gun to a knife fight. Last time, when it was widely used in argument was the event of Supreme Courts’ controversial decision on Section 377 of Indian Penal Code, dealing with LGBT’s rights in India. Also, the moralist used…

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Book Review: Nine lives by William Dylarmple

I had 2 motivations to read the book. One, with this book, I would complete all the book length works contributed by the William Dylarmple (later I realized that I have not read The Age of Kali yet) and another was, my book challenge of reading at least 12 books in 2014 based in India. As…

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Book Review: Sita, An Illustrated Retelling of Ramayana

I may run a risk of sounding like a fanboy but Devdutt Pattanaik has once again proved that he is one of the most important mythologist of this generation. Like the previous edition, Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of Mahabharata, Devdutt brings new prospective to the great epic of Hindu mythology connecting the world of magic,…

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Goodreads Reading Challenge 2013, Half-year Report

For the first time, I took the reading challenge,simply to keep me motivated to read more. (Its not that I don’t enjoy doing it ) Here is my Half Year Result : Original Challenge: 25 books a Year Number of Books Completed: 12 Percentage of Completion: 48% The Details of my books are as under…

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Book Review : Jaya; An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata

If you are bought up in Hindu family like me, the stories from Mahabharata can never escape you. Such is a cult of Mahabharata in Indian society that every sub-plot and character has maintained a metaphoric reference in the lives. Jaya is the ancient name of the epic, probably the name given Vyasa himself, who is…

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Book Review: The Oath of the Vayuputras

There is simple book recommendation for you. If you have read The Immortals of Meluha and The Secret of Nagas, then you must read The Oath of the Vayuputras, the third and final book of the Shiva Trilogy written by Amish Tripathi. If you have not read those books, then you can give it a miss as…

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Book Review: The Pregnant King

The Pregnant King is Indian fiction novel written by Devdutt Pattanaik. Devdutta Pattanaik is a marketing consultant and also refer himself as “mythologist “. I recently had a pleasure to listen to him in one of the conference in Mumbai and he really sold me the idea of his books which made me to read this one. The book…

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The Book Review: Chanakya’s Chant

  Chanakya’s Chant is written by Ashwin Sanghi, Indian author based in Mumbai. The book is based on fiction however  the author has used  Historical characters and timelines to give life to the story. The book  runs in a 2 parallel backdrop: The first one is the story of Chanakya. One of the brightest political and…

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Book Review: The Secret of the Nagas

As, I promised, here is the review of The Secret of the Nagas, the part II of Shiva Trilogy, created by Amish Tripathi.  The story starts from where Immortals of Meluha ended.  (You can read my review of Immortals of Meluha here) After defecting the Chandravanshi’s in the war, Shiva and his troops discover that the Nagas, chief…

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Book Review: Immortals of Meluha

A very few times we  come across a book that make us  whisper to ourselves that its legendary. Authored by Amrish Tripathi , Immortals of Meluhas is part 1 of the Shiva Trilogy. The book is a work of Fiction where the author has sensed the  plot on the concept that what if Load Shiva was born as…

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