Books, Pradyumna Blog Reviews, Writing

Highly recommended for lovers of mythology – Metro Reader

Oct 05

Read online here. The author deserves full credit for the research work that had gone into the book. The glossary at the end of the book is very helpful. The language is simple and easily understandable and the chapters are short letting the readers absorb the story in detail. The scenes have been described so well that I could almost visualize them. Initially, it took me a bit of time for the reader to get a feel of the...  Read more

“My first Indian myth. I highly recommend it.” Devika Fernando

Oct 04

Read online here. This book was a first for me in two ways: the first book by Usha Narayanan that I had read, and the first time I had picked up Indian mythology. And I have come to regret neither. This book tells many a tale, all woven into one colourful picture that left me at once intrigued and entertained. It’s like each chapter is a piece of a puzzle the author cleverly puts together. The center around which every...  Read more

Love books? Here’s excellent writing advice – Women’s Web

Oct 04

Read online here: Authors drive and reinvent writing for us time and again and when I had the opportunity to ask them one thing that continually challenges their writing, this is what international and Indian women authors had to say. Is there anything you find particularly challenging for you while you are writing and did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it? Rasana Atreya: ...  Read more

A magical story, says Web Book Reviews. 5/5

Oct 03

Read online here: My Take: This is historical fiction based on the son of Krishna, who is an avatar of Vishnu. Krishna, the Blue God is everyone’s favourite and the story starts interestingly at a beautiful setting of a garden, with flowing waters and swans that you get carried away with the description. Vama, is shown as a flirty boy who hates to tar his body w...  Read more