“What happens when a clone of Yamraj, the Lord of Death, gets emotional and upsets the power structure in Devloka, the realm of Gods?”
You know what a Yamraj is? If yes, then skip this paragraph, or else:
Yamraj, Lord of Mrityuloka, moves on his buffalo with a thick rope in one hand & a mace in the other and take away the souls of the dead.
Let me be honest about this. I’m an atheist and I’m literally not into any of these things. It took me almost 10 days to complete this book.
Seriously, Mrinal Chatterjee has chosen a very unusual topic to write a book on.
Mrinal Chatterjee is a media educator, author and trainer from Odisha, India and works as a professor and center head in the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal. He is the author of the book History of Journalism in Odisha, which is the first major publication on history of journalism in Odisha.
So far his 10 Novels has been published and 7 Short-story collections.
Publisher: Rupa Publications India
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So, the book title “Yamraj 5003” actually does makes sense while reading the book. This story clarifies many mythological stuff and questions many others. I’m not saying it is something of a revolutionary mythological book which will change people’s perspective but it’s a simple short read (I know I know, I took 10 days) that is written from Yamraj’s perspective.
Let me start with this. How many Yamraj do you think exists? Well, before reading this book, I thought there must be only one but just think of it. In every 10 seconds, 20 people die. Is it even possible that a single Yamraj can take care of all of these souls? Therefore, in heaven, clones of these Yamrajs are created and then all of them is assigned a particular number. So here “5003”, What’s so special about this Yamraj? Well, by some mistake some cells of a poet fell into his brain and that’s where the whole center of the story lies. What happens next when he goes to his job? Nothing or a hullabaloo?
Just try to imagine the stuff while reading even if you’re an atheist like me and doesn’t believe in God. Just imagine some fiction story and you’ll eventually like it. I was struggling hard while reading the book but eventually, I realized that it wasn’t that bad. Though that doesn’t mean that it is that good either. It’s an ok read and if you’re a beginner in reading or just want a light read, then buy this book and read it.
Also, I don’t know if I should write it or not but I hated Narad in the whole book. Because all he does in the whole book is maligning others.
I felt like everyone on Devloka is grumpy. Most of the time they are angry with something or someone and please don’t take this book seriously (I mean don’t read it like you’re reading a Holy book). Just read it like you’re reading a fiction book with fictional characters!
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