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THE CYBER VYASA OF BENGALURU
25 August 2017
I chanced upon the first member of your ambitious hastinapur series, and there were prejudices galore in my mind when I embarked upon the fruits of your hardwork.
The novel started slow, meandering through the mythical lands of Mere, depicting Ganga in the human emotions of want and regret.
But boy, was I blown away at the end of this epic? I surely was.
Now to tell the readers, this novel is not for those who want everything at a breakneck speed. This is a slow burner, that plays with its characters with the ruthlessness of karma itself.
You have been utterly impartial to all of your characters, watching and writing them from a sideways glance, never once glorifying one and maligning another.
One theme that has been consistent through this novel is that heart-tugging regret that every human feels- what if I had done that?
Ganga regrets blessing her son with angelic water; Satyavati regrets twisting Devavrata into an inhuman path and so on.
The lives of Sharath's characters are full of these regrets and aches, making them as human as we the lowly selves of today are.
Man, are you sure you are not Ved Vyasa incarnate?
Because you seem to be, at least the cyber Vyasa of Bangalore.