Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Tantra - A book review

A quick note about the the author of this book: Adi, a Harvard MBA graduate, seems to want to reclaim the love for his land and his passion for writing through this book.


Anu, a vampire hunter, from New York, descends in India in search of not just her roots but also the killer who was responsible for killing the only man she ever came close to marrying. As she prowls on the streets of Delhi, (and it may perhaps carry a relevance here in the light of recent unsafe events that have been happening in the capital), she encounters another guardian angel Amit who helps her.

Anu is a strong character, modern in thoughts yet traditional in her roots. Her love for her man was so strong that she was unable to forget it for a long time. Her tender heart and soft demeanor make you wonder if she’s really the tough person she is but the way she bounces back so quickly shows the character’s grit and determination. Her outfits have been brilliantly thought of; however the leather in the hot Delhi seemed a tad out of place. However, this was nicely offset by making the aunt suggest cotton.

The book also talks about astra, mantra and tantra which form the base on Indian mythology and religion. The lovely way in which this has been integrated with the modern times has to be lauded. If you love tantric concepts and have a fascination for Indian mythology and tantras, you can most definitely read this book.

A subtle romance, vengeance, emotions, superstitions, God, religion, fight sequences, and not to forget references from the Bhagavad Gita - which simply says - Do your Duty and results will follow make this an interesting read. Having said that, there are places where the pace goes down a bit, especially where Anu and Amit's banter goes overboard.

This book a great blend of various factors that constitute a one-non-stop read. There are aspects you tend to miss out on the first read and when you read it again, quite a few things become clear; especially the parts where Dr Sharma emphasizes the concepts of Astra.

I may not have picked it off the shelf from a book store but given that I have had a taste of what this book has given me, I could perhaps browse for more of such genres.

A great first attempt.


The author's page is at https://www.facebook.com/dearAdipage/

A big thanks to Blogadda for the opportunity to review this book.

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Deepa,

    Would you be interested in reviewing my book 'Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai?' For more info. on the book, please visit www.rishivohra.com. (You can email me back through the website as well).

    Thanks! Look forward to hearing back!

    Rishi

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  2. Hi Deepa,

    Would you be interested in reviewing my book 'Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai?' For more info. on the book, please visit www.rishivohra.com. (You can email me back through the website as well).

    Thanks! Look forward to hearing back!

    Rishi

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  3. Hi Deepa,

    Would you be interested in reviewing my book 'Once Upon the Tracks of Mumbai?' For more info. on the book, please visit www.rishivohra.com. (You can email me back through the website as well).

    Thanks! Look forward to hearing back!

    Rishi

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Travel along and let me know what you think :)