Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Brajesh's Review : Ashok Banker's - Epic Love stories

2. Ganga & Shantanu - A love story written on water

3. Satyavati & Shantanu - A love story made possible by a son's sacrifice

4. Amba & Bhishma - A love story that was never meant to be

Three novellas from a 5 part series by Ashok Banker, are soft and romantic in the narrative and pick up episodes from the early history of Mahabharat. I found the description of Ganga's life and battle of Bhishma with Shalva particularly fascinating. This is an excellent attempt by Ashok Banker to hook the modern young reader onto the greatest story ever told. Keeping romance at the core, with beautiful graphics on the cover and an easy narrative, contained in 75 pages is just right for the young readers. Though I feel these could have been priced at sub 100/- MRP (currently at 125/-) to wean young readers away from Chetan Bhagat & Ravinder Singh !!!!

Rating : 3 / 5

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