This book is the last one of the harappa series trilogy. 😀ohh yes I have started from last.
This has been a perfect book to wind up the day for me. Treading into the world of historical fiction is a bit dangerous game, but still Vineet has done it carefully and with ease of a master story teller👏.
Finally there’s someone out there who totally agrees with me that Aryan invasion theory is purely a byproduct of a bigger mind game😏. I am a happy and gratified soul reading it. Though the story moves back and forth between present day Kashi and ancient Harappa ,it never lessened my interest. Vineet brings into historical fiction his expertise in writing management books. He introduces to us a line of strong leaders and how they organized groups to protect precious resources. In the call of such duty, he has intricately woven the histories of great temples in India and that’s a laudable idea👍.
Any history student agrees that Harappa,Mohenjodaro are two such strings that never fail to mesmerize each and every time they are studied.😓 But Vineet here takes it to another level. He mixes the known facts with fictional characters and secrets that are truly amazing. Yes, this experiment is a success. On some deep inspection the fictional characters aren’t unknown to any Indian who has heard stories from their mother or granny. The fish avatar of Vishnu , Manu ,the great boat which saves precious items & lives to be transported to the future, the army of ladies( also called prameela regiment) and most incredible of all the prominent curses of mankind . In toto we all as children have heard and heard from every nook and corner about these 😀. But what makes it interesting is it’s powerful revenge on westernism in this book.
This book brings out all the eminent phases of mankind but with an exceptional ease. This proves his mettle in understanding the nuances of Indian culture.
The climax could have been more sophisticated. The utlimate secret which many generations are protecting and preserving is powerful one. The narration here and the ultimate face-of between the good and the bad dragged a bit more than required.It trailed off in a more Bollywoodish style 🤔.
This book is a perfect one to enjoy for the weekend.
Happy Reading 🤩