The Battle of Panchavati and other stories from Indian scriptures by Divya Narain Upadhyaya

The Battle of Panchavati and other stories from Indian scriptures by Divya Narain Upadhyaya

My Ratings- 4/5 stars

It’s a short book that can be read in few hours. It’s collection of seven stories based on Indian Scripture. Like author, I am also fascinated by stories from ancient India, mythology and scripture. The first one is The Cosmic Dance. As we know it’s based on story of Shiva, Sati and Daksha but I always know that story superficially. I came to know in well detail. Like I never knew about Usha, the Goddess of morning. And many more similar facts and little details. The next one is The eighth son. With the little sketch only and from the title, I could guess on which God’s life it is based. And the third one is Battle of Panchavati. That I never heard of. That was something new for me. Read the book to read further stories and it’s details. I liked the concept of the book as I said it’s my favourite genre. I liked the stories chosen because few people might have heard it but not in well detail. I like the vocabulary and language opted by the author. Narration style of the author is captivating. Author has given references and explanation at the end of the chapter, in case anyone is confused while reading. I liked little sketches that give you idea about the story. Overall good one. Recommended from my side.

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