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Monday, January 03, 2011

Slayer of Kamsa

Cannot believe Kansa's story is huge enough to fill a book.
Ashok Banker's new series on Krishna & Mahabharat- the second book is slotted for next year btw.
The book backgrounds on Vasudev's peace treaty with Ugrasena and subsequently Kansa's pooh poohing of the same- his demonic rise to power after allying with Jarasandh and the arrival of Krishna to slay his evil Mama.
I would love to add that in reality, the Mama is not always evil. Sometimes there are nephews and neices who have the capability to put their most loving Mamas to shame.
Ah well, coming back to the book, according to me the book is too big- well more pages to read and all that but some descriptions made me switch off. The same problem was there in the Ramayana series.
Otherwise it is good enough to want to read the rest of the series.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree..isn't it funny, we actually know of one. Good post!!

-NS

mohit said...

Must be an enjoyable read The Slayer Of Kamsa by Ashok Banker. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by "to read" list.