Book Review of
Ganga: The Constant Goddess by Anuja Chandramouli
Anuja Chandramouli has written yet another masterpiece of a book. Her prose-like writing draws you into the book much like the namesake river.
After delivering huge successes with her earlier books, Anuja has managed to capture the world’s attention and draw it to the fascination & devotion of a billion Indians for the River Ganga.
Opening Lines: It was nothing that had not happened before or wouldn’t again.
Page Counts: 271 pages
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Publication Date: November 20th, 2018
Drawing from mythology and substantiated with research, the book meanders around the life and existence of the famed river goddess. Right from the beginning, the reader feels the almost raw and visceral power of the goddess and how her benevolence towards Bhumi, the devas, the mortals & the sinners is an albatross she smilingly carries with her. Thoughtful, intriguing and narrated with a voice that seems otherworldly, Ganga: The Constant Goddess is a book that brings the heavenly feel to the reader. Yet the characterizations, backstories, and dilemmas make the story seem almost human. Just when you thought the plot was in your grasp, Anuja’s formidable writing flows back into control and deposits you right at a cross point, much like the river herself.
Very few Indian authors today can boast of a language prowess akin to Anuja’s. Her narrative builds on this very strength accompanied with excellent editing, the book compels you to think beyond your daily life and to a life that could have been with Ganga, your constant goddess and your constant companion. For a book that has offered so much for the reader, the book deserves a 4 out of 5 stars.
My Rating: 4/5 stars
About the Author
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Anuja Chandramouli is a bestselling Indian author and New Age Indian Classicist. Her highly acclaimed debut novel, Arjuna: Saga of a Pandava Warrior-Prince, was named by Amazon India as one of the top 5 books in the Indian Writing category for the year 2013. Kamadeva: The God of Desire and Shakti: The Divine Feminine are her other bestsellers. Currently, all three books are being translated into Hindi, Marathi, Gujarathi and Bengali, a real achievement for one so young. Her epic fantasies called Yama’s Lieutenant and its sequel has received an overwhelming response.
Her books on Kartikeya, Padmavati, and Prithviraj Chauhan have been very successful. Her latest book is Ganga: The Constant Goddess.
An accomplished orator, she regularly conducts workshops on Creative Writing, Story Telling and Mythology in schools, colleges, and various other platforms. Her motivational speeches have also been well received. According to Chandramouli, her work with youngsters in the rural belt helping them improve their Spoken English and Writing skills has been wonderfully satisfying and enriching.
This happily married, mother of two little girls, lives in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. She is a student of classical dance and Yoga.
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