Monday, July 29, 2013

Arjuna is a page turner!

Love it or hate it, the consensus seems to be that Arjuna grabs you by the throat and does not let go. In other words, it a big time page turner!

What I liked about the book is that the author does not make any attempt whatsoever to treat Arjuna as divine anywhere despite being his ardent fan. Instead, she focuses on the fact that despite being blessed with divine powers, he was human too. Just like all of us, he had his strengths, and follies. He was arrogant sometimes, humble at other times. Most of the book (Rather all of it) is written against the backdrop of the epic Mahabharata. In fact, one could say that this book is a more concise version of the epic. The narration however, does not take its beauty away. The language and narration used surely makes this one a page turner .

Find the rest of the review here.

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