Scion of Ikshvaku – Amish Tripathi

The moment I opened the book, the following words stared at me.

Parents are like a bow, and children like arrows. The more the bow bends and stretches, further the arrow flies. I fly, not because I am special but because they stretched for me.’

In the old days Parents were worshipped above gods, a prince renounces the throne and embraces the life of a hermit for his father. Something we do not see often these days.

Amish has brilliantly used his imagination to create powerful character sketches of the every individual character. Here Sita is strong and powerful. Here Ram does not born to be godlike but earns his respect. Amish’s Ramayana is the genesis of his world; the world of Meluha.

The books clearly creates a parallel Ramayana and many interpretations of known beliefs are intriguing. All in all this is a light read and interesting book. The first paced narration will keep you occupied for hours. The twisting and the interesting characters sets a strong stage for the remaining books. The book is a pure enjoyment and will leave you refreshed and wanting.

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