The books credited with the names of such writers break the sales records and go for movie adaptations because they reincarnate ancient Indian heroes and their heroic tales. Young parents told these new stories to their three-year old kids, especially in English so that their kids can adopt English as a mother language. Welcome to The United States of India The story of the book is quite exciting and fills the reader with immense thrill and joy of reading.
Plus, reviews are found a dime a dozen, just like book are being written. The ending was so abrupt, I searched for some mo The three stars I have given this book is just for the writing, which I found very interesting. Indrani Sen marked it as to-read Mar 21, Notify me of new posts via email. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It is a genre which finds very few readers, especially for fear of spoilers.
In one line, there is one developed Indian princely state, which has an adversary for its prince. On opening the book, you enter in a new Indian, which you have never thought and even dreamt of because you enter in The United States of India.
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Navigating The Stars Maria V. I will go back to what he says, but first, my impressions about the book. The setting of the book is an India that is a federation of princely and republican states. Glittering princes are seen drinking wine with khadi-clad politicians and conspiring against them too. In this context, young orphan Bindy enters the palace of Sheerpur as PA to Princess Riddhima — sometimes entranced and other times repulsed by the ways of royalty.
At the epicenter of the plot is a contract that Kamroop, a group of assassin yoginis with supernatural powers, has been given - that of murdering the crown prince, Riddhiraj. All three interlinked and very telling about our socio-political and cultural milieus.
When proficiency in language is a given, enjoyable descriptions — of the beautiful or the bleak — follow as night follows day. Deepika keeps us moving between kinds of scenes, with the aim to impresses upon us exploitative hierarchies and manipulative beings. What the author is actually conveying?
How Power comes to occupy various Spaces. The old political order rules, while the younger lot indulges in inherited glory — royal or political.
Maya's Revenge has 11 ratings and 4 reviews. K said: The three stars I have given this book is just for the writing, which I found very interesting. And. Getting even is never simple: The daughter of a Russian agent is coerced into taking matters into her own hands and to kill the person she believes took her.
Difference of opinion and outlook runs like subversion. Most characters conform to the old order. Half the female population of the world! It is this aspiration that feeds the leitmotif of the book — political intrigue. The concept of sexual power in the 21st century is shown as is. Women are objects in male hands — masturbatory trophies or for buying kingdoms.
Five minutes later Pran was grumbling about the water pressure in the bathroom while his wife was back in the kitchen, chopping onions for his tiffin. I am better than you at everything, and yet I leave here with nothing and you get everything. How is that fair? In the Maharani, sometimes, streaks of power shine like a thunderous silver lining.
So what does the author conjure as a way out of this real silencing and abuse of women? One, it is not real but what supernatural dreams are made of. Is Deepika then trying to say that in the real world of power politics women cannot hold their own? And is that why all powerful women belong to the legend of Kamroop here?