Book Review, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Mythology

The Liberation of Sita by Volga|A powerful advocate of Feminism|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Valmiki’s Ramayana is the story of Rama’s exile and return to Ayodhya, a triumphant king who will always do right by his subjects. In Volga’s retelling, it is Sita who, after being abandoned by Purushottam Rama, embarks on an arduous journey to self-realization. Along the way, she meets extraordinary women who have… Continue reading The Liberation of Sita by Volga|A powerful advocate of Feminism|

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Book Review, Fantasy, Mythology

Love amidst War|The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller|

Blurb (as on Goodreads): Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the court of King Peleus and his perfect son Achilles. By all rights their paths should never cross, but Achilles takes the shamed prince as his friend, and as they grow into young men skilled in the… Continue reading Love amidst War|The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller|

Book Review, Mythology

Book Review: Shambuka Rama by Mukunda Rao|The trivial details we all missed|

 Blurb (as on Goodreads): Rama, Lakshmana and Sita chance upon Valmiki's ashram in the forest. But what is the shudra Shambuka doing there? As Duryodhana lies dying on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, he reflects on all that brought the world to this pass, his guilt and that of his enemies, his loyalties and those of… Continue reading Book Review: Shambuka Rama by Mukunda Rao|The trivial details we all missed|

Book Review, Mythology

Book Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

Norse Mythology Author: Neil Gaiman Publisher: Bloomsbury Genre: Mythology Blurb (as on Goodreads): Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin through their upheaval in Ragnarok. In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths… Continue reading Book Review: Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman

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Book Review: Dharmayoddha Kalki- Avatar of Vishnu by Kevin Missal

"Mythology is funny. Many quarrel over it, of what is right or wrong, even though they know there is no correct answer to it." Dharmayoddha Kalki: Avatar of Vishnu Author: Kevin Missal Publisher: Kalamos Literary Services Genre: Fiction, Historical Fiction Blurb (as on Goodreads): Whenever there is a decline in righteousness and an upsurge in… Continue reading Book Review: Dharmayoddha Kalki- Avatar of Vishnu by Kevin Missal

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Book Review: “Sita: The Warrior of Mithila”

Hey folks, I finished the much-anticipated book of 2017 (especially for Indian book lovers) and it took me 3 days to finish this book (that's because breathing and eating and sleeping consumes most of my time 😛 ) Blurb (as on Goodreads) India, 3400 BCE. India is beset with divisions, resentment, and poverty. The people… Continue reading Book Review: “Sita: The Warrior of Mithila”

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Book Review: Olympus by Devdutt Pattanaik

  Blurb (As on Goodreads): • Olympus is the home of the Greek gods, much like Amravati of the Hindu devas. • Zeus, the leader of Olympians, wields a thunderbolt like Indra and rides an eagle like Vishnu. • The feats of the Greek hero Heracles, known to Romans as Hercules, reminded many of Krishna, as… Continue reading Book Review: Olympus by Devdutt Pattanaik