Category Archives: Mythological

Seven Secrets of Shiva by Devdutt Patnaik

Seven Secrets of Shiva is a non-fiction work that endeavors to explain Shiva, the Lord of Kailash through the labyrinth of myths, stories and cultural perception. Why is Shiva dressed like an uncouth tramp? Why does he smear ashes from … Continue reading

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Asura – Tale of The Vanquished

Anand Neelkantan’s Asura is an untold tale of Ravana. I don’t think it has been attempted so far. I have read many interpretations of Ramayana from Sita’s and Hanuman’s point of view. They were archaically following the same template laid … Continue reading

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Yajnaseni: The Story of Draupadi

I have always been fascinated by our epics Mahabharata and Ramayana. I read K.M. Munshi’s Krishnavatara when I was just a ten year old kid. And I doubt, if any other author can present ‘Krishna’ as he did. His characterization … Continue reading

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Krishanavatara Book 6: The Book of Vedavyasa, The Master

This book is an oddity in these series because the story doesn’t move forward here. Instead you read about the background of Kuru kings and the bold decisions that they take to continue their kingship. This is also an important … Continue reading

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Krishnavatara: The Book of Satyabhama

This book stands out in this series as the most romantic one. You have jungle adventure, chivalry and passion that might just put any other romance book to shame. Krishna is back in Dwaraka for good. He is happy that … Continue reading

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