Indian mythology is filled with many characters… Gods, Goddesses, Demigods and Demons etc. It’s wonderful to read about them. It’s one of the more popular genres when it comes to the world of Indian writing in English. Few authors do that genre justice, and Anuja is one of them. When this book came my way, I didn’t hesitate to take it up.
I mentioned in one of my earlier posts about some eBooks being there now which you can read in ten or fifteen minutes at most. It was nice to see a couple of books from Ruskin Bond in that list too. I have always admired the writing of Ruskin Bond. It’s simple writing that anyone can follow and enjoy reading.
There’s a book for everyone, or so it is said. Nowadays, there are books even for those who only have ten minutes of free time in a day. I was surprised to see that. But I was happy to see this book as one of those books.
The love for reading has been there since childhood. From fairy tales to crime fiction, my school days got me into reading more often than not. Comics were one genre I consumed happily back then. I remember reading the witty tales of Akbar & Birbal as a series of comics. It was a delightful travel back in time as I re-read some of the tales that I loved back then in this book by Monisha Mukundan.
Once past the college life, we’re said to be entering the ‘real world’. In a way, that is true. Even in college, we’d have retained some semblance of childhood, when in reality we’re well on our way to that ‘real world’. For anyone in the corporate/professional world, the first order of business would be getting a boss, I suppose. That’s a change we’re to embrace. Up until then, we did not have anyone telling us what to do (parents don’t count) and we were headed somewhere, not led somewhere. Through the corporate/professional life, the bosses keep changing. As the author himself says in the early parts of this book, there’s even a chance that we imbibe some of his/her qualities. For one who keeps shifting between different companies, there’d be an idea of what the boss is like. Through this book, Sibichen introduces the reader to many kinds of bosses.
Mythology – one of my favorite genres, and of late, one that seems to be popular in Indian Writing in English, with various retellings and mythology-based fantasies that are coming up in that field. And an author who I have read before, and know has a talent for storytelling in this particular genre. It was a book I wanted to read knowing there was a very good chance I’d love it, and it lived up to that expectation for me.