Sunday, 23 April 2017

Book Review: The serpent's revenge by Sudha Murty


Book Review: The Serpent’s revenge by Sudha Murty

*Publisher: Penguin India *ISBN: 978-0-143-42785-8 *No of pages: 182 *Genre: Mythology *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Price: 250 *Rating: 5/5

My View:

Every time when I read about Indian mythology it gives me new message and it changes my thinking to positive way, I am getting energized by reading about Mahabharata and Ramayana.

I am a big fan of the author and reading her from her first book dollar bahu, I know her writing style which is very simple and crispy, easy to understand. So when I came to know about this book I placed the order without any second thought, a book from Sudha Murty on mythology is a good collection for next generation.

Now, the serpent’s revenge is a unique collection of events from Mahabharata, some are known and some are unknown to me. This book will not only help you to narrate bed time stories for your kids but will also add your knowledge about Indian mythology. There are many such stories which you have not heard from your parents or grandparents which are perfectly represented by the author with the help of graphical pictures through the book.

Many stories are provided with end notes or rather footnotes, where current location of India and stories behind it is being written by the author, which is best source to know about that particular place and event and why we still worship and importance of that lord. Also last two pages of the book where the family tree of Chandravansh is being provided which is good source of information about Kaurava’s and Pandava’s.  

I highly recommend this wonderful yet simple representation of Indian mythology for today’s youngsters. 

Blurb:

How many names does Arjuna have? Why was Yama cursed? What lesson did a little mongoose teach Yudhishthira?

The Kurukshetra war, which forced even the gods to take sides, may be well known, but there are innumerable stories set before, after and during it that lend the Mahabharata its many varied shades.
In this collection, award-winning author Sudha Murty reintroduces the fascinating world of India’s greatest epic through these little-known but extraordinary tales, each of which is sure to fill you with wonder and amazement.