The Book : Sharath Komarraju’s ‘The Winds of Hastinapur’ is a book that touches the lesser-known tales connected to the epic – Mahabharata. It is a refreshing take through the eyes of women who influenced the major portion of the immortal story. Full credit to the author for taking a risk of retelling the mythological tale and managing it well.
Most of us are aware of the basic plot of Mahabharata, but this book will give you more about how it all began. It is clear that Sharath’s work is a result of a lot of research and it renders a perspective without being committal.
Cover and the blurb : Full marks to the wonderful cover and the intriguing blurb that makes you want to know more about the book
Plot : It is always a challenge to structure everything in a well-known plot. The book wins on the grounds of description; It is grand and royal, meeting the expectations. It loses a few points on being a little monotonous at a few places.
What I liked : The author has touched the lesser known part of Mahabharata and has succeeded in unfolding the parts to us successfully.
What I disliked : The pace of the story is a little slow and could have been faster.
Conclusion : This is a must-read for all those who love reading mythology! It is also a good book for those who know nothing about Mahabharata as it serves as a great book to begin with.
Rating : 4/5
You can buy the book here : http://www.amazon.in/Winds-Hastinapur-Sharath-Komarraju/dp/9351160874/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1449073227&sr=8-2&keywords=rise+of+hastinapur
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review