Recently I came to know about a book named Arthala (अर्थला) which seem to be a fantasy fiction written in Hindi by debutante author Vivek Kumar via Goodreads.com. Upon exploring more about the book, I found that a part of the book is available to read for free. Thinking that it will definitely give us some sneak peak and reliable idea about the book, especially the way it is written and all; I went ahead to read the same. And I am happy with that decision. What made me think that? Well, let me provide you my unbiased view and reviews for the same and then I will share the direct link from where you also can explore the same.
|Book Title||:||Arthla Sangram Sindhu Gatha – Part 1
(अर्थला: संग्राम-सिंधु गाथा: प्रथम खंड)
Anjuman Prakashan; Published: (2016)
Hind Yugm; Published: (20 November 2017)
|# of Pages||:||
440 (Paperback Edition)
1096 KB; 440 (Kindle Edition)
|# of Chapters||:||27|
Let us start with the cover page of the book.
As you can see, it is definitely an eye caching and attractive cover page. Showing earth map in the background with title in cherry red to brownish color makes is impressive. The top of the book shows a tug of war.
Vidhaan in a young boy who is passing through his teen age. He lives with his mother in a small village. His uncle’s family also lives in the same village and so does his pet cow and dog. They are living a kind of regular life. Sattu is the most dependable young assistant cum confidante to Vidhaan. Today is the big day for Vidhaan as he completed his training from Guru Kaan.
Guru Kaan is living in his ashram, away from the city. He appeared before a few years and Vidhaan eventually met him. Guru Kaan taught some of the great and best fighting skills to Vidhaan and he is transformed into a warrior. Today he is going to meet his guru and know the answer of the question itching him since long. Who is Guru Kaan and why he came to his village and agreed to teach him?
But, the future is unpredictable. What he thought of as a good day turns into a nightmare for him. When he reached his Guru’s ashram, it was vandalized and the Guru himself is attacked? Who are these barbarians who attacked Kaan, and why? Will Vidhaan be able to save his Guru? Well, the questions are better left for you to explore :).
As said earlier, please remember, that the views and reviews explored here are strictly based on the free content available (actually around 80 pages in the form of PDF are available to read for free, so it is a kind of good amount of content in the sense).
The author seems to be in the complete control of the things. While he is exploring the mythology the references of any of the incidents or characters will not be found anywhere in the ancient literature, as the book is pure work of fiction, so it is not like mythology retold.
Vivek chose interesting names for the characters in the book. As far the free content is concerned, each name lives upto its characteristics. The book has some good war scenes which are written effectively. At the same time, the satire implanted in the story will surely amuse you. Sattu’s character appears for the comic relief, but it seems that he has more to do in the story. The way suspense is kept building and gradually one by one answers are coming, makes the book more interesting.
The love between men and animal is shown effectively and so does the family relations. The ideal situations in which a mother raises her kid, and then lets him go for the greater good, is emotional drama which you can relate to.
Though, it is a mythological fantasy fiction, the author tries to reason the things and incidents appear. The way the surroundings, architectures and scenes are explained is really interesting. The book seems to be a complete entertainer with a substance in the story.
Here are some of the lines form the book content which I found interesting:
घर से खाकर चला था, परंतु लगता है उदर में कोई बैठा है, जो उदर को तृप्त ही नहीं होने देता।
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न जाने वृद्धावस्था में ही आध्यात्मिक अनुभूतियाँ क्यों जोर मारने लगती हैं, विधान ने मन में सोचा।
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यदि ऐसा है, तो समस्त संसार को एक-दूसरे से सम्बंधित हो जाना चाहिए, ताकि सब एक-दूसरे का दुख बाँट सके।
इन पक्षियों को, खरहों को, वृक्षों को एवं समस्त मनुष्यों को एक दसरे से बंध जाना चाकहए….
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महाराज! विरासत में मात्र जीवन ममलता है, गुण और दोष मनुष्य की व्यक्तिगत उपलब्धियां हैं। वृक्ष अपने समस्त फलों को एक समान पोषण देता है, कितु इसके पश्चात भी कुछ फल दूषित हो जाते हैं…उनके दूषण के लिए वृक्ष की भूमिका को दोष नहीं दिया जा सकता
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एक व्यक्ति का दुख दसरा व्यक्ति अवश्य अनुभव कर सकता है, परंतु दुख की सीमा एक व्यक्तिगत अनुभूति होती है, जो किसी से साझा नहीं होती।
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वह सामर्थ्य ही क्या, जो किसी की रक्षा न कर सके ।
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“तुम्हारी हाकन के लिए हम दुखी हैं।”
“आपके दुखी होने से दोनों पुनर्जीवित तो नहीं हो जायेंगे।”
So far, the book seems impressive and if the entire book (series) has the same quality of content, it is definitely unmissable.
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