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Shanta (The Story Of Rama’s Sister) by Anand Neelakantan | Book Reviews

Shanta (The Story Of Rama’s Sister) by Anand Neelakantan | Book Reviews

We know a lot of Lord Rama and his family through various versions of Ramayana. The most famous (and considered authentic) two versions of Ramayana are (1) Ancient Valmiki Ramayana and (2)Saint Tulsidas’ Ramayana. Lord Rama (aka Ram) is an ideal human being and his character is dignified and glorified as “Maryada Purushottama”. There are many Film/TV Series adaptations were presented by various makers showing their own vision of Ramayana. Needless to say that the most popular TV Series was Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana. Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru also talked about the influence of Ramayana on Indian people in his well-received book, ... Read More »

BHIMSEN by Prem Panicker | Mahabharata As Bhim View It | Book Reviews

BHIMSEN by Prem Panicker | Mahabharata As Bhim View It | Book Reviews

Ideally, we need to be open-minded. We belong to a culture which was much more open minded and raising questions and issues when you are logically correct were never considered offensive. It was rather considered the preferred practice to follow. Ancient Indian literature is very rich. And when we talk about it, it is obvious to refer Vedas, Puranas, Ramayana (aka Ramayan) and Mahabharata (aka Mahabharat). Based on various evidence found by the scholars and historians, now almost everyone started believing that Ramayana and Mahabharata are not just mythological tales, they are historical tales. It is quite possible that the ... Read More »

The Bestseller She Wrote by Ravi Subramanian | Book Reviews

The Bestseller She Wrote by Ravi Subramanian | Book Reviews

Reading Ravi Subramanian‘s book is a delightful experience. Often referred as John Grisham of Banking thrillers, Ravi, weaves contemporary incidents and surrounding in his thriller very well. The Bestseller She Wrote is a little different from all his other ventures in the way it explores the story. Ravi names his protagonist Aditya (another name of Sun, and thus Ravi), and he is vulnerable in most of the cases. The protagonist in Ravi’s book is always a banking professional. This time he is an author! But wait, let us say, he is an author too, in addition to being a banker! ... Read More »

The boy from Pataliputra by Rahul Mitra | Book Reviews

The boy from Pataliputra by Rahul Mitra | Book Reviews

At one end we are talking that people are compromising the good habit of reading with other entertainment options and on the other, we see a bunch of new authors is entering the arena. While some of them deliver really good books and some chose a nice subject as well; others are not that good. Even some of them are really delivering some crap in the name of entertainment. Some of them feel that using cuss words and writing adult content is their privilege. In the name of reality, you cannot deliver semi-pornographic material for sure. Anyway, as mentioned earlier, ... Read More »

The Rise of Sivagami: Book 1 of Baahubali – Before the Beginning | Book Reviews

The Rise of Sivagami: Book 1 of Baahubali – Before the Beginning | Book Reviews

The commercial success of film Baahubali: The Beginning (or Simply Baahubali) resulted into multiple stuffs. The movie was followed by even more successful sequel Baahubali: The Conclusion. Official game named Baahuali: The game (Official) is launched. There are many unofficial merchandises might have started selling. And more to this is a book series started. S S Rajamouli, the man behind the Baahubali franchisee have thought that it is worth to explore the tale of Baahubali on the canvas of book. Impressed by the earlier works of Anand Neelakantan, he have invited him to give a free way to his thoughts ... Read More »

Killing Ashish Karve by Salil Desai | Book Reviews

Killing Ashish Karve by Salil Desai | Book Reviews

Salil Desai is a master when it comes to writing police procedural setup in Indian environment. We have already reviewed his two books in this genre. The Murder of Sonia Raikkonen 3 and a Half Murders Today we are going to talk about the third book in the Inspector Saralkar series which was published first. Earlier it was printed as The Body In The Back Seat which later re-published as Killing Ashish Karve. Book Title : An Inspector Saralkar Mystery: Killing Ashish Karve Author : Salil Desai Publishers : Fingerprint! Publishing Published: (1 July 2014) # of Pages : 260 ... Read More »