Book Review of
Brahmahatya by Rajiv Mittal
Some books leave an impression on your subconscious mind. They change your thought process on certain matters of life.
Rajiv Mittal’s first book did the same!
Brahmahatya in Sanskrit means ‘The Killing of Brahmin‘. And the story of the book revolves around the same theme.
Opening Lines: In his earthly abode, an elderly Brahmin was doing what he did every morning ever since he had attained puberty.
Page Counts: 398 pages
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: August 5th, 2017
When I started reading this book, I hadn’t thought it to be so intense. A complete opposite to Rajiv’s second book ‘Panchatheertha part 1‘ a hilarious retelling Panchatantra tales.
Panchteertha, made me laugh on every turn of the page.
And on the other hand, this book Brahmahatya suck me into the vortex of melancholia.
Soaked into the very essence of Hindu mythology and ancient Hindu scriptures, this is the story of a son’s revenge against the treatment of the elderly in society.
Ravi, the protagonist is in an old age home, impersonating his father, who died due to the negligence of a doctor. Now, the son wants to avenge father’s death, and for that, he could go to any length.
Will he be able to take revenge? Read the book to find out more…
The cover of the book, the story, and the title is very in sync with each other.
The concept of the book is quite unique and refreshing. It easily manages to keep readers attention.
Though slow in some places, this book is quite intriguing. And the smooth and sonorous narrative steals your heart.
Moreover, the amalgamation of Hindu mythology and ancient scriptures in the story is remarkable. One can see the author’s effort and thorough research in the tale.
The characters in the book Brahmahatya are thoughtfully penned. Each character is different from the other.
One can feel the emotions exuding out of each character. They are so real and like us. Hence the connection we established with them is quick and instant.
The most complicated character, I thought to be is the protagonist Ravi. Anti-hero, sort of.
I also loved the character of Bhavna, a mother of a crippled child. She is strong and has a wise head on her shoulder.
Do I recommend this book?
Yes! You are going to enjoy this book Brahmahatya, for its unique storyline and for all the entertainment element it has.
My Rating: 4/5 stars
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