Sunday, 27 December 2015

Book Review: The Curse of Brahma by Jagmohan Bhanver




My Book review: The Curse of Brahma by Jagmohan Bhanver

*Publisher: Rupa Publications *ISBN: 978-81-291-3533-9 *No of Pages: 375 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Genre: Fiction *Price: 295 *Rating: 3/5

My View:

Indian mythology always fascinates me, even though each writer's viewpoint is different, some narrates through positive side and some from negative, but we know the end is same, then also Indian mythology attracts the masses even today’s youth are dragged to read mythology.   

Now about this book The Curse of Brahma is the first book among the trilogy, though we know this book is about Lord Krishna but this book gives you the reason why lord has taken the birth. The story is about Brahmarishi known as a dark lord Amartya Kalyanesu who was punished by Lord Brahma, the story of noble Kansa who dearly loved her sister turned into one of the most evil in Indian Mythology, but to be precise I didn’t know and never heard that Kansa was this much good hearted what portrayed in this book. 

This book is informative; I didn’t know that the purpose behind Lord Krishna’s birth was backtracked to almost 200 years, it all started by the curse given by Lord Brahma to one of his best student, who turned to take revenge against Brahma. The journey of dark lord Amartya Kalyanesu’s from student to Brahmarishi and who becomes dark lord is interesting to read.

The writing style of author is simple and unique, character buildup is excellent especially of Amartya, the flow is good but sometime I thought the book is stretched too much just to fill the pages. The book is a mixture of mythology and fiction. Waiting for the sequel, the curse of brahma is interesting, engaging, it keeps readers hanging for the next part, how Krishna birth will affect the life of Kansa and many other demons.

Book Blurb:

The man who became a Brahmarishi...
The curse that banished him to the hell of hells...
And the revenge that threatens to destroy the three worlds...

When Lord Brahma, the God of Creation, banishes his star pupil from Swarglok in a fit of rage, he does not foresee that his decision will alter the fate of the three worlds. Mortally wounded, and anguished at Brahma's unfair punishment, his pupil struggles to survive in TamastamahPrabha, the hell of hells. In time, he becomes the Dark Lord, the most feared figure in PataalLok, who swears to destroy Brahma.

The power of the Dark Lord soon begins to make its presence felt in the mortal world. Vasudev, the brave prince of Bateshwar, becomes the hunter of Asura assassins; his closest friend, Kansa, almost dies while trying to save his sister from a group of deadly monsters; and the most valiant kings in Mrityulok turn over to the dark side, driven by forces beyond their control.

Only one person threatens the Dark Lord's well-laid plans - Devki, the beautiful princess of Madhuvan, who is destined to give birth to the warrior Krishna.

Will the Dark Lord allow Krishna - the person who has been prophesied to destroy him - to be born?