Replete with gorgeous illustrations that accompany each of its chapters, the book is a thing of beauty. It is both engaging and informative. The knowledge it provides is easy to read and comprehend. Expect a beginner’s guide about the various Hindu Gods and Goddesses.
Expect a book that tells you a lot about ancient Indian temples and the legends that surround them. Expect a book that tells you about many lesser-known tales from our Hindu mythology and about the relevance of worshipping various elements and gods in the Hindu pantheon.
Remodel Your Soothsayer is not about why one should believe in Astrology and other similar subjects but it is an attempt to improve and expand one’s perception of the forces at play. Through the book, the author tries to address certain aspects attached to the mystical unseen world.
In Gurus: The Story of India’s Leading Babas, expect a book that talks about India’s leading gurus in a rather unimpressive manner. In fact, unimpressive is a much humble word because the book, in the treatment of most of the babas, is as condescending as it gets.
The Rise of Rama tells us the original story as it goes in the Ramayana. It is not a mythological fiction but true mythology. The book takes some creative liberty and reimagines certain conversations but that’s pretty much it. Apart from this small distinction, the story remains unaltered.
Say No To Happiness discusses various aspects of life and the way of addressing any hurdles that cross our path. Madhu Namboodiri deliberates on the basic element in the human world that is the source of all the unhappiness and failures; the hindrance in our path to living a “dream life”.
SUBJECT: 4.5/5 RESEARCH: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 RELEVANCE: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 Amish – “India’s literary popstar” Over the years Amish has emerged as one of India’s most popular writers in English. His books have sold millions and he has been rightly hailed as India’s literary popstar. After a long stint at writing mythological fictions, […]
SUBJECT: 4.5/5RELEVANCE: 4.5/5WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5RESEARCH: 4/5ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 4.5/5 Composed over 400 years ago by Tulsidas in Awadhi, Hanuman Chalisa quickly gained tremendous popularity. It was a hymn of the masses and its appeal transcended barriers of age, caste, power, money, and geography. The fact that it is still relevant and highly popular speaks a lot […]
SUBJECT: 4/5 RESEARCH: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 “19th Akshauhini: Algorithm of the Gita” is an attempt to peep into the infinite knowledge that Bhagavad Gita has to offer. Bhagavad Gita or simply Gita is a collection of 700 Sanskrit verses based on the Hindu epic of Mahabharata. It is a narrative framework […]
CONCEPT: 4/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 RESEARCH: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5 “India is more than a land, it is an atmosphere,” says the famous author Ruskin Bond who, incidentally is also the author of “Tales and Legends from India”. In his introduction of this book, he mentions that this book is designed to give the reader […]
Shikhandi And Other Tales They Don’t Tell You consists of thirty-odd chapters with each one of them dealing with a character or incident of Queerness finding mention either in any one of our ancient texts or surviving the wrath of time by making its way through the still prevailing ancient oral traditions; all of them pertaining to Hinduism.
SUBJECT: 5/5 RELEVANCE: 5/5 RESEARCH: 3.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3/5 The Bhagavad-Gita, along with the Vedas and the Upanishads, constitutes a basic triad (prasthanatrayi) of the Hindu religion. It is by far one of the most sacred among Hindu religious texts. It forms the foundation for most of the ideologies of the Hindu […]