In pre-colonial India, a land of empires ruled by the Simhas, the Ashwas, the Chandras, the Suryas and the Meenas, a beautiful young girl Madhumati blossoms and learns music, dance and various other arts from her gurus. She is not alone in her journey, for she is blessed with learned sisters who are skilled in the various arts of magic, illusions and lovemaking. When Sibu, the charismatic dancer, dances his way into their hearts, a battle ensues to win over his love. Will Madhumati succeed in winning her love? As the story unfolds, a parallel tale entwines with the saga, the story of the majestic Pashupati, his passion for Ritu and her sisters, and their trials and tribulations as they try to placate the enigmatic Prakriti. Lose yourself in the torrents of antiquity, on an enigmatic epic journey into the past to witness how creation itself unwinds, time ages and love germinates.
About the Author
Anshuman Rai teaches computer science and dabbles in software consultancy, where he puts to use a decade of experience acquired writing software for various firms in India, America and Europe. He holds a Bachelor of Technology in computer science and engineering from IIT Kanpur and a Master of Engineering in computer technology and application from C.S.V.T.U. He is also pursuing his Ph.D. in digital image processing from C.S.V.T.U. In his spare time, he likes to make some noise with his guitar and a harmonica. Writing is a hobby and an acquired talent, developed in the spare time he gets away from his laptop.
It is a huge feat to have written such a brilliant story in a poetic fashion. It takes lot of courage and enormous efforts to do justice to the task taken.
With the language so beautifully handled, the author sure has woven magic in bringing out the story with all the unique characters. It is one thing to have taken up so strong a story line but to tell with poems is a brilliant idea of experimentation.
The little nuances in describing the events, bringing out philosophy between the lines and the portrayal of the characters and their feelings have together contributed to the amazing storytelling.
Besides the powerful characters and a happening storyline, the
book flaunts a rich vocabulary, which adds to the beauty of the entire story.
Book Sniffers Verdict
A literary treat for poetry lovers and fans of historic fiction
Writing style: 4/5
Overall rating: 4/5
Author: Anshuman Rai
Genre: Historic fiction
Publisher: Invincible Publishers
Year of publication: 2017
Price: Paperback - 399 INR
Buy paperback: Amazon