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Book Review: Krishna’s Secret, by Devdutt Pattanaik

Devdutt Pattanaik’s writing is always interesting. His views on Indian mythology are interesting, and have loved quite a few of his books. This one is a short read, a part of a bigger book that I hope to read sometime in 2018.

Krishna’s Secret brings the Krishna avatar of Vishnu into focus. It brings not just the mythology, but also explains the mythology. It gives the what and the why, as Devdutt sees it. At times it makes sense to me, other parts seems okay. I loved reading the difference between the Ram avatar and the Krishna avatar at the start a lot.

I honestly don’t know if it’s an amazing book, because it is just a short read. I think I’ve heard more stories about Krishna in my childhood than I read in this book. And nothing out of the known either. I’m wondering if the author intends to write more about the Krishna mythology later, so has kept it like that.

Did I enjoy reading the short eBook? Yes. I did. Would I recommend it to read? It’s a quick read, something to pass the time in a traffic jam or such. It gives a look into the mythology, but doesn’t feel quite complete. I liked reading Ganesha’s Secret more than I did this book.

A Score Of 6 Out Of 10
Book Details
Title: Krishna’s Secret
Author(s): Devdutt Pattanaik Genre: Mythology
ISBN/ASIN: B074P2PC5P Publisher: Westland Books

No payment was taken for this review. The views expressed here are mine, and they remain uninfluenced and unbiased.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
9th December 2017)



Poetry and writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Krishna’s Secret, by Devdutt Pattanaik

    1. Hi. Yes. Thanks, I know that this book is part of the larger book 7 Secrets of Vishnu. I meant that I expected more on Krishna. The larger book has this part, and on 6 others. 🙂

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