Best books on Indian mythology by Indian authors
Yeah I know I have been a bit irregular in posting but my job is taking every waking second of my life and it’s horrible!
But here I am with a new one 😀 So I have been currently loving these books on many Indian mythological characters and many of them are really intriguing. Hence, I though of giving you a brief list of the books that I loved and hoping that you would like too!
- The Palace of illusion by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni:
I have talked so much about this book in my previous posts. This is a wonderful book where the righteous was of Kurukshetra is described through the view of Draupadi.
- Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi:
This trilogy includes three books that will definitely blow your mind! Amish Tripathi has created his masterpiece with lots of surprises and explosives in every line of these books which covers the life of Shiva, the human God!
- Karna’s wife by Kavita Kane:
Kavita Kane is one of the pioneers of this genre of Indian mythology. You will find many books of hers on various forgotten and neglected characters related to our huge array of heroic mythological leads. I must say, the characters chosen by her does amaze me.
- The liberation of Sita by Volga:
The award-winning feminist Telugu writer Popuri Lalita Kumari, has penned this powerful novel on Sita, the unforgettable strong woman of Ramayana. You would definitely find it worth to read her journey of life through the undeserved pains.
- Uttara by Valmiki:
This book is about the last of the seven sections (kaand) our epic Ramayana is divided. This book is based on the period where Rama has returned to his kingdom and banished his beloved wife to the woods. Worth giving a try!
- Jaya by Devdut Pattanayak:
Devdut Pattanayak is definitely the pioneer of this Genre, whoever loves books on Indian mythology is familiar to his name. There are twins keeper of the doors to Baikuntha, Jaya leads you to heaven and Bijaya to Baikuntha, the two places you would reach according to Indian mythology after death if you have done good enough in your mortal life. Interestingly, this is a different retelling of our holy epic, Mahabharata through them, Jaya nad Bijaya, both of whose names mean victory!
- Asura by Devdut Pattanayk:
This is a very different viewpoint to look at Ramayana. This book tells you about Ravana, the powerful monstrous nemesis of Rama, also a beloved king of the people of Lanka!
He throws a different light on him and his clan known as Asuras. A Must read!
- The Krishna Key by Aswin Sangvi:
This book is based on our most beloved character of all, Krishna and his current reincarnation in the dark age of Kaliyug. You might find an air of a known international mythology in it but it is definitely worth a quick read.
- Yayati by Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar:
If you do not remember this wonderful character mentioned in Mahabharata,you might remember the famous tale of this lustful king exchanging his old age with his younger son’s youth. Yes, this is his story. Give it a try!
- The Pregnant King by Devdut Pattanayak:
Continuing and ending the list with the lead in this piece, Devdut Pattanayak and his one of the early books. Doesn’t the name fascinate you? This book, a work of fiction, revolves around a king named Yuvanashava and his desperate need to father a son who can carry on his lineage and rule kingdom. This book contains many things for which I insist you read this only if you are fond of this genre and interested in Indian mythology.
This is it for today guys! Hope you liked my list and lit me know in the comment what are the other books you liked on Indian mythology. With 108 crores of Hindu deities, I will not surprise if there are hundreds of them.
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