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Kartikeya: The Destroyer’s Son by Anuja Chandramouli | Book Review

Kartikeya: The Destroyer's Son - by - Anuja Chandramouli - Book Cover

As we have noted in a few posts lately, the revival of ancient and mythological stories of India has become a popular and fast-selling genre for fiction books. Especially for those young people whose exposure to Sanskrit literature and mythology has been limited at school, these books provide a great source of pleasure and knowledge. And hence we are always ... Read More »

Ancients Of Greater Bharat By M. Vizhakat | Book Reviews

Ancients Of Greater Bharat By M. Vizhakat - Book Cover Page

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. ... Read More »

Bhoomija: Sita by Anand Neelakantan | Book Reviews

Bhoomija Sita - by Anand Neelakantan - Book Cover Page

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 ... 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 Cover

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 ... Read More »

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

BHIMSEN by Prem Panicker

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 ... Read More »