Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Immortal India: Young Country, Timeless Civilisation

This book is for the ones who have read books by Amish Tripathi before, and for those who haven't yet. If you belong to Category 1, you are bound to have your opinions about his writing style, and his attempt in presenting Hindu mythology in a simple story like narration. You would have many questions too.

This book is a collection of various articles and speeches written by him, interviews, etc which have appeared in various magazines, literary festivals and alike. They have been arranged intelligently to form a flow that keeps the reader glued to the book. 

Over the pages, one is introduced to Amish as a person.. from his days as a banker with a handsome job to his becoming a best selling author. He introduces the reader to the new age India by touching upon the rich cultural past.

There is a lining of positivity in the chapters, where Amish says that the intolerant youth of today is actually India's future, who are willing to question and innovate. The country's culture is an inclusive one, where religion and casteism go hand in hand but unfortunately, have been misinterpreted over time. There is a gentle mention of social issues such as women empowerment, homosexuality, etc.

The book instills hope in the reader, ensuring him that there's hope in the path ahead. Almighty is there amidst us, integrated in our own souls, and the onus is ours to learn from His teachings. 

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