PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 4.5/5 WRITING STYLE: 4.5/5 CLIMAX: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT: 4.5/5
After a long time, I came across a book of today’s mythological thriller genre. As I recall, it’s been quite a while since I’ve read a mix of mythological fiction, adventure thriller, and science fiction. And when my expectations were pretty high, I sat down on a roller coaster and started reading Akshat Gupta’s Hidden Hindu. Read on to learn more about the book and the reading experience.
From the cover image and background graphics to the bold lettering and back-to-back publication, to the sincere recommendations of honest people like Anand Neelakantan and Ravi Subramanian, everything seems to work very well. So in terms of first impression, The Hidden Hindu creates an incredibly good one.
Who can read it?
The language used is simple but impressive, and with that in mind, the beginner can easily read the book. That said, it will be a delight for everyone in the broad spectrum of readers from beginner to beginner.
However, elements of Hindu puranic universe and Itihaasa they are woven throughout the book, so prior knowledge can be a little helpful.
It starts with a blow
One of the best things about the book is that it starts with a hit. The first scene opens in 2041 with an elderly lady who is worried and Prithvi, a 20-year-old man, talking about something. An unbelievable and tragic event in the past that ignores all logic and reasoning, and that forever changed the course of their lives.
Soon, we are taken to a remote research facility in the heart of the Andaman Islands, where a very secret mission is underway. The plot thickens quickly and the reader is completely hooked.
As the story goes for free
One book in the trilogy is mostly about an eccentric, surprising, but charismatic character. Aghori Om Shastri, who claims to have lived for thousands of years and has witnessed all four yugas, including the events of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
After more than 200 years, it is decided to capture and interrogate the mysterious man. And these unbelievable truths appear in hidden interrogations.
Since all the modern tools and techniques for detecting lies available to humans do not detect a single lie in Om’s story, it leaves everyone amazed and confused.
Moreover, his unparalleled strength and very sharp instincts add to the enigma, as Om has a tremendous habit of doing the most extraordinary things that are not humanly possible.
So who is Om, and how does he accomplish the impossible feats?
Why do they take prisoners?
Who conducts this top-secret operation and for what purpose?
What more revelations are waiting to be clarified?
Om Shastra’s story challenges the foundations of the concept of mortality that we know.
What did I like?
One of the main advantages of The Hidden Hindu comes from its ability to perfectly reconcile the mythological events of thousands of years ago and the historical events and events of the recent past. stories of puranic Characters like Sushen, Lakshman, Vidur and so on are associated with modern historical characters like Subhash Chandra Bose.
A major focus of the book is the concept of seven Txiranjeevis in the Hindu universe, woven into the context of the modern world, thus creating an interesting link between ancient, medieval, and modern India.
Even though a large part of the book is about Om’s interrogation, but the rhythm and ideas are constantly thrown away and then mixed up to create the greatest impact.
The writing uses a lot of research. Way Itihaasahistory, math, science, and ancient knowledge are correlated and then connected to the story that will leave the reader intrigued.
The other strong points of the story are the sketches and arcs of the characters. With each character, there is an extra layer of mystery. The pace is a bit erratic. Fast, then medium, then fast again. But in addition, each aspect of the book requires labeling it as ‘essential reading’.
As for me, I can’t wait to delve into part 2 of the trilogy.
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