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Ancients Of Greater Bharat By M. Vizhakat | Book Reviews

Ancients Of Greater Bharat By M. Vizhakat | Book Reviews

The critical and more importantly the commercial success of Amish Tripathi’s debut book Immortals of Meluha opened the door for a new book genre in India. There are many authors trying to re-tell the mythological tales or ancient Indian scriptures from their perspective and many of them start modernizing them. Here are some of such books we’ve reviewed so far. The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi (Book 1 – Shiva Trilogy) The Secret Of The Nagas by Amish Tripathi (Book 2 – Shiva Trilogy) The Oath Of The Vayuputras by Amish Tripathi (Book 3 – Shiva Trilogy) Scion of ... Read More »

Bhoomija: Sita by Anand Neelakantan | Book Reviews

Bhoomija: Sita by Anand Neelakantan | Book Reviews

Anand Neelakantan is famous for visiting the popular mythological stuff from the other party’s perspective. Ramayana is written as Lord Rama’s story by sage Valmiki and carried forward in the same manner. Anand found that there are people in southern part of India who consider Ravana a diety. He even found a village where people worship Duryodhana, whom a majority of people consider the villain in Mahabharata epic, and hate him! These conflicting instances made him think that what could have been the stories if they were seen from the perspective of Ravana and Duryodhana. He thus came up with ... Read More »

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 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 »