Mythology is one of the most beautiful genres. , Mythological reads give us a life lesson as Mythology is a collective intellectual property, and there’s little they can do to stop retellings great epics, so this genre simply gives life lessons and guidance in a more theoretical sense. Yet, there are some adventurous writers who have merged mythology with their talent of storytelling, to come up with some seriously interesting takes on our religious history and extended our visions on stories we’ve heard so many times. If you are someone who enjoys fiction with a healthy punch of mythological origin thrown in, here are a few books by some exceptionally creative authors, that should definitely be on your reading list.
- TITLE OF THE BOOK – THE KRISHNA KEY BY ASHWIN SANGHI
WHY IS IT WORTH A READ -This is the first novel by the author. The storyline and plot are extremely imaginative, though you can’t help but see similarities between this work and Dan Brown’s the da Vinci Code. A gripping hunt for the precious stone of around five thousand years old is the main plot of the story, the author then adds Krishna era blending with today’s era. The hunt actually leads to an exciting part.This is a must-read for people who genuinely enjoy mythology with a touch of a mystery thriller.
PROTIP – Doing some research of Krishna the 8th Avatar of Lord Vishnu will add on to this experience.
PRICE – ₹175
- TITLE OF THE BOOK – SCION OF IKSHVAKU BY AMISH TRIPATHI
WHY IS IT WORTH A READ -After reintroducing the best retelling of mythologies, Amish Tripathi has penned down the Scion Of Ikshvaku.Amish Tripathi is the master storyteller and Scion of Ikshvaku is a retelling of Ramayana and this is Amish’s version of the Epic. The story starts with the birth of Lord Ram and how many hardships he faced many struggles to actually establish the perfect society. The way Lady Sita character has been written stands out the most as she is an inspiration for women out there. It has actually combined the concepts of philosophy and politics in the normal plot about Ram’s life.
PROTIP – This book actually will be more impactful if you’ve done your research on Hindu Mythology and especially Ramayana
PRICE – ₹164
- TITLE OF THE BOOK – THE IMMORTALS OF MELUHA BY AMISH TRIPATHI
WHY IS IT WORTH A READ -This book is based on the main concept of Hinduism that perhaps the actions, the deeds and karma are the only deciding factors in transforming an ordinary man to Mahadev – God of Gods.The writing is fairly easy and manages to keep the suspense until the end. The climax and the final revelation are actually very well written and the fact that the author could depict his inner struggle & turmoil to find the answers to his questions is daunting.This is a mesmerising saga , definite must read.
PROTIP – This book has been translated into many languages so if you’re not comfortable in English you can surely check it out in different languages.
PRICE – ₹156
- TITLE OF THE BOOK – THE TWENTIETH WIFE BY INDU SUNDARESAN
WHY IS IT WORTH A READ – This book will actually make historical fiction as one of your favourite genre. The story takes us to 15th century Mughal India and talks about the journey of this incredible woman that would later in her life play a great role acting as a right hand to India’s greatest emperor, Jahangir.The Twentieth Wife is a book about fighting for what you believe in and never giving up.The story starts from the day Mehrunnisa was born to the day she found love, hence bearing all the consequences that came with it , it’s a must-read for all the people who love history.
PROTIP – This book actually pretty easy but one should know about the Mughal Empire so it is advisable do some research.
PRICE – ₹306
- TITLE OF THE BOOK – PREM PURANA BY USHA NARAYANAN
WHY IS IT WORTH A READ -The Hindu mythology has been one of the most interesting genres for readers around the world .The best thing that the book does is that it combines all the elements very nicely, the plots don’t confuse you at all. The writing is very easy .This book makes you think about the treasures Hindu mythology has in terms of storytelling and stories.. This book actually acts as proof of true love and how it has existed for so many years.This book will change your outlook towards mythologies and also love so do read this book.
PROTIP -This book has many mythological characters so do read about them before to actually get a gist about this book.
PRICE – ₹170