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Book review: Divyastra by Nimish Tanna

Title- Divyastra
Author– Nimish Tanna
Format- Paperback
Publisher- Wordit CDE
Page- 233
Genre- Mythological Fiction
Publication date- 8 Jan 2019
My ratings– 4.3/5

Book blurb:
Thousands of years ago, Indian Yogis possessed the knowledge to obtain the weapons of the gods. However, this knowledge could only be transferred from a Guru to his disciple by word of mouth. In today’s world, one mystic, who calls himself Guruji, still possesses this knowledge and is using it to empower an innocent person’s life. Only, this empowerment could be a deception and the innocent person is a thirteen year old boy with a stutter… In this intertwining tale, an ambitious yet unsuccessful Shankar, in search of his identity, is manipulated to embark on a never-told-before fantasy tale; only to rediscover the father he never knew and unmask the mystical Guruji. Amidst this confounding concoction of ancient myths, deluding personas and dispersed emotions, will Shankar ever be able to separate fact from fiction and find his true identity?

My Review:
“Divyastra” by Nimish Tanna is a book with a unique plot. It inumbrates human emotions of love and aspirations, father-son relationship with mythological and scientifical touch.

In vedas ‘Divyastra’ is basically considered as the “the divine weapon” that has abilities to cause mass destructions and human holding it would be most powerful.

The book is basically about a young boy Shankar who’s very ambitious yet in search of his identity and existence. Another important character introduced in the very beginning of the story is Dr Vyas source of knowledge and facts about science and vedic mythology.

Narration is simple with easy read. I found the book to be slow and unnecessarily expanding at some points yet it was good read for me for I haven’t read any books regarding the indian mythology before.

Cover complements the content and looks attractive to pick it up as a reader. Overall, a good read with a different plot.

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