Book Reviews

Supercop of Aryavrat by Mithilesh Kumar – Book Review

  • Author: Mithilesh Kumar
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorsUpFront (16 May 2019)
  • Language: English

Book Review (1)

Indian mythology is a vast ocean, a multilayered genre, open to endless interpretations and discussion. Lord Krishna is supposedly the supreme charioteer of our Indian mythology and it is him who is at the center of this book.

Supercop of Aryavrat is a historical fiction that, for the first time in the history of Indian literature, takes into account Krishna’s voice in the entire chain of events leading to the great war of Mahabharat. The book begins with the description of the culmination of the Yadava clan which came to happen because of Gandhari’s spiteful curse. This is followed by Krishna’s introspection wherein he recalls his days of childhood to the point when he is all devastated and his being lay in shreds.

As you read this book, you are introduced to Krishna’s perspective on all the stories doing rounds amidst humankind from the centuries. We get to know about Krishna’s journey, how he made his way through evils, drama, how he strategized his plans for designing the course of events, how he was pushed into doing things and how he had been portrayed misleadingly. This book does a brave job of bringing Krishna to the focus and talk about things through his eye.

The simple writing style of the author made the text comprehensible and easy to grasp. I liked his imaginative storytelling which brings into light lesser-known facts and narratives. But, at certain points, I found the book a little dull in narration. I found the presentation quite plain and upfront. Although this would benefit the newbies and the readers who love the simplistic narration, I, perhaps, found it a little difficult to keep up with it. That does make it a bit heavy one to consume and might demand more time than usual to get through it. Nonetheless, the author did a splendid job at portraying both the dark and bright sides of Krishna and this brings me to an important point that the title of the book perfectly complements it. Truly, Krishna was the central point of this entire sequence of dramatic events. Also, the cover is super amazing. I loved every bit of it.

If you’d like to read something fresh and unique about Krishna, you may definitely go for this book.


Buy your copy: Supercop of Aryavrat

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