Thursday, September 29, 2011

Indian Fiction

Read three books recently.

Chanakya's Chant by Ashwin Sanghvi has two plots running in tandem. One Chanakya's revenge and how he instals Chandragupta maurya as the ruler of India. The second is set in the modern political scenario where one wise man installs a young woman as the prime minister of India. All the pulp needed to make a political Bollywood mishmash. Will like to see Prakash Jha or Sudhir Mishra adapting this for the big screen.

The Shiva Trilogy by Amish. Two books by a bored investment banker that struck gold. The Immortals of Meluha and The Secret of the Nagas. It pits the ancient Suryavanshis and Chandravanshis against each other and brings the great warrior Shiva from the tribal snow clad plateau of Tibet. This Shiva transforms into Rudravatar the chosen one - Mahadev and chronicles his adventures and how he discovers his destiny.

Great stuff look forward to reading the final piece in the trilogy.

Folks the Landmark Sale starts on October-1 loads of discounts additional 10% off on purchases of Rs 1000 plus made using an Axis bank debit card/credit card.


Karen Xavier said...

Yeah, picked up a few books myself... been meaning to read the shiva trilogy, is it really good? Right now I am reading The Help, the book that was made into a movie.

mahesh said...

Yes, I personally loved the first two books, the third one's yet to come out. If you haven't bought the books yet, let me know I will lend them to you. I have both books.

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