because of the concept and it is the concept that continues to inspire me as I
read book two of this trilogy. I do not consider myself an atheist but a very logical person and there
are some thoughts I have which might sound a little ‘atheistic’ like the one below –
believe had a human form eons ago – were actually such great human beings that
people of that time revered them for their great acts and writers of that age
wrote stories of them being so – which translated many centuries later – to their
status as gods themselves? Today’s great humans may well achieve a similar
status if the information that we have today of them as humans (on the tech
media and elsewhere) somehow got wiped out and it was only word of mouth that
their greatness passed on to our next generations.
Immortals of Meluha, I was immediately attracted to reading it.
the story of Shiva – a warrior prophesied to save the Meluhans kingdom – a reluctant
one though, and with his faults and weaknesses.
He has to deal with his sudden rise to fame, his falling in love, and
his own inner struggles as he strives to undertand the almost perfect Meluhans
and the Chandravanshis whom the Meluhans (Suryavanshis) believe are the root
cause of their troubles. The book leads us through this journey pretty well.
- The concept
- The parallels between
history and mythology/god and human
- Logical explanations for
everything Shiva (including Nandi, his outfit, and his weapon, the
Trishul) – I love logic
- Some of the quotes from
burden didn’t feel any lighter. but he felt strong enough to carry it”
- “Har Har Mahadev – All of
us are Mahadev.”
book used a lesser amount of swear words.
the concept like I did, you will enjoy this book!
sequel but the language/writing made me reduce the rating to a B)
‘Revolution‘ – a TV show I got hooked onto recently – it is a recent
show as well – and I am totally enjoying it. Again, the concept captured
my interest. Here is the opening introduction of the show taken from wikipedia:
lived in an electric world. We relied on it for everything. And then the
power went out. Everything stopped working. We weren’t prepared. Fear
and confusion led to panic. The lucky ones made it out of the cities.
The government collapsed. Militias took over, controlling the food
supply and stockpiling weapons. We still don’t know why the power went
out. But we’re hopeful someone will come and light the way
R is also for Reading Challenges and I hope to make a dent in the same in part two of the Wednesday post which will be posted sometime later today. Reading Challenges, as I realize now, do not just involve reading, but actually reviewing, and sometimes more about the book.