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Kamadeva the God of Desire Paperback – 1 Aug 2014
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Anuja Chandramouli graduated from Women's Christian College, Chennai and was the college topper in Abnormal Psychology. She also holds a Masters degree in English. Currently she is studying classical dance and working on her next book. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Arjuna: Saga of a Pandava Warrior-Prince, was named in a poll conducted by Amazon India as one of the top 5 books in the Indian Writing category for the year 2013. She is the mother of two little girls and lives in Sivakasi.
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ponderous debates and annoying rants that completely detract from the reading experience. I often found myself willing the characters to move. And if that wasn't bad, the author's writing style, language and choice of words struck a dischordant note as it seemed too contemporary and present day to belong to the period in which the story is set. It is almost as if the author hurried through the writing of this book like a tiresome chore than craft the story and its characters with thought, emotion and feeling.
let's divide the review into parts:
plot and story:
the story of Kamadeva collected and researched by the author from Shiva Purana and other books, is just amazing.
the characters and their explanation is even nice.
i like books which contain many characters mostly many protagonists and antagonists........just like this book has.
the storyline and its explanation are even awesome.
just for the vocabulary, it is even mind-blowing.......note: you need to hold a dictionary by your side when you read anuja chandramouli's books.
mind blowing graphics. perfect for the book.
the most fav part of mine in this book was the chapter "song of kama". as for philosophical level where people connect kama only with desire. its deep within that you know that kama is even important and among four imp goals of humanity.
the song of kama perfectly describes the character of kama.
fit for the book.
overall just an awesome book. more impressively it is the first take of someone imagining kama's story in fiction.
Kamadeva - the God of Desire, was born to Lord Brahma. He plays his part in the world of Lords as a friend to Indra, husband to Rati and a tutor to the Apsaras. But because of a preordained curse, he faces the wrath of Lord Shiva, the destroyer. Rati and Kamadeva are then reborn on Earth. Kamadevas destiny unfold in the pages as the readers are taken on a ride. Everything seems to be a part of a much larger plan.
The best part of the book is that Anuja Chandramouli makes her characters very human. Yes, she is telling the story of the Gods, whom we hold with such reverance, yet she humanizes them in such a way that a reader can actually relate to the character and situations. The dialogue delivery in our everyday language adds to the allure of it. The book also discusses some topics that are very relevant in our society. It is very apparent that that the author has put in some quality research time while developing the plot and apllaud the author for that. The language and the narration compliments each other by maintaining a certain balance. The author has a very refined language and it is a pleasure to read her prose.
The only drawback of the book is its pace. While the plot and the language makes up for part of it, I think there were sections in the book that I could do without.
Overall, this book makes for a really interesting read. It will surely attract the Mythology lovers as it portrays a little known character
The name indicates that this book is going to be one of those mythological books which enlightens a character and the story will revolve around that particular character. The cover is wonderfully designed and goes perfectly with the title.. But one thing which looks different is the genre of the book is fiction not mythology. The blurb reads well and will surely entice the readers to buy a copy. One thing I must say, is about the quality of the book. The cover and paper quality is so good that I have to ignore my to-read list to sneak a peek inside its content.
The story starts with a song on Kama which very rightly said, ‘I cannot be destroyed by any creature by any means’. Then the author goes on to narrate, how Kama was born and the consequences he has to face right after that. Then comes Rati, the girl of a prajapati, Daksha, who was on the job of populating the world. I loved the way the author portrays each characters form Brahma, Vishnu, Indra to the destructive Shiva. After the marriage of Kama and Rati, the god of desire befriends Indra and the story goes on, until Kama was turned to ash after coming face to face to the god with the third eye, Shiva. What happened next, how Shiva granted the wish of Rati after killing her husband, what happened to Kama and Rati on the earth, is what the book has in store. The author has done full justice to the characters and the plot and has framed it in an attracting way.
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