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'Each book is your first book because it’s the first time you’re writing that particular book.' --- Ashok Banker.
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4⭐
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I wish i had a brother like Vishnu. what’s safer than having a brother like him beside you,
The instance where he saved his sister gave me goosebumps.

The character of vishnu gupta is inspired by chanakya, a mere seven year old little pundit with a little choti on his bald head astonishes everyone in pataliputra with his wisdom, confidence and his exceptional brain. He is genius no less. The character is astounding.

The Maha-amatya or the prime minister of pataliputra is the one who rules the kingdom actually, the emperor is just a puppet in his hands though he is not aware about it. The kingdom is full of malice and injustice thats when vishnu and his family enter the city for some conference that his scholar father is attending, travelling all the way from their serene and calm hometown Chanak.

Young Vishnu doesn't fight or confronts or protests maha-atmya's anyas or injustice directly. He plays him just like he does..using
POLITICS!! he nullifies his bad doings, counteracts his bad politics with good politics..intelligent one.
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The author through this book introduces us to our ancient politics.
The cold war between young Vishnu’s wisdom and maha-amatya’s shrewdness is what the story is all about..
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Full review in my blog.
Thank you @writersmelon @westland_books #ashokbanker for the copy.
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New series coming up!
Bookmark series
The bridge of Rama
Breathtaking imagination and brilliant storytelling by Ashok Banker.
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Thank you so much @abhiart for a fantastic session at climb k2...your words were indeed inspiring.
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📚BOOK REVIEW - #FWMusings 📚

I was attracted to this beauty all because of its title - MY FATHER DRANK MY LOVER & OTHER STORIES by Ashok Banker @ashokkbanker but it was the creatively written and fascinatingly weird stories that had me engrossed right till the end! 😍
This combination of fantasy, mythology and weirdness was in perfect balance in this book & honestly I would recommend this book to anyone who wants something different with their daily cup of drink! ♥️

Full review is up on the blog - link in bio 🥂

My Rating 🌟🌟🌟🌟💫

Huge thanks to Pan Macmillan India @panmacmillanindia for providing me with a copy for review! 💝

What is the weirdest story/movie you have read or seen? 🤭😳
Me? I watched Vishwaroopam II, a Bollywood movie that had me scratching my head and end up with a headache afterwards! I mean, I am all for weird peeps, but this was the bad kind of weird 🤣🤣🤭🤭

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Regrann from @the_food_and_book_life - Chanakya by @ashokkbanker Thank you for the review copy @writersmelon
@westland_books Historic Fiction is one of my favourite genres!
"It is with such tiny adjustments that we normalize evil, allow tyranny to make its house within our democratic mind, permit the erosion of freedom and justice by those who warp and bend it to serve their own ends. [...] Whom will you believe, the tyrant asks, me, or your own lying eyes and senses?"- Ashok K. Banker, Chanakya.
We know of Chanakya as a serious and wise statesman so it was wonderful to see him portrayed as a boy of seven. Although fictitious, I fell in love with the wily little boy who routinely outsmarted adults. The author was descriptive  without boring the readers and I could vividly picture the entire Gupta family and the courtiers of Pataliputra.
I also applaud the author for talking about sensitive issues such as human trafficking and corruption at all echelons of power. It was interesting to see that the problems that the society faced in the 300-200 B.C are prevalent even in the 21st century and we are still trying to curb the society of these menaces just like Chanakya tried to do.
Little Vishnu Gupta’s understanding of the inner workings of the delicate political hierarchy was invigorating to read. I can’t wait to read the next book in this aptly named ‘Itihasa’ series!
The book was fast paced and I finished the entire book in a single day. A 4 ⭐ read, the full review is up on my blog #linkinbio
QOTD: Did you like history lessons in school?
I always felt like it was too much of dates and events but not enough story.
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Chanakya by @ashokkbanker Thank you for the review copy @writersmelon
@westland_books Historic Fiction is one of my favourite genres!
"It is with such tiny adjustments that we normalize evil, allow tyranny to make its house within our democratic mind, permit the erosion of freedom and justice by those who warp and bend it to serve their own ends. [...] Whom will you believe, the tyrant asks, me, or your own lying eyes and senses?"- Ashok K. Banker, Chanakya.
We know of Chanakya as a serious and wise statesman so it was wonderful to see him portrayed as a boy of seven. Although fictitious, I fell in love with the wily little boy who routinely outsmarted adults. The author was descriptive  without boring the readers and I could vividly picture the entire Gupta family and the courtiers of Pataliputra.
I also applaud the author for talking about sensitive issues such as human trafficking and corruption at all echelons of power. It was interesting to see that the problems that the society faced in the 300-200 B.C are prevalent even in the 21st century and we are still trying to curb the society of these menaces just like Chanakya tried to do.
Little Vishnu Gupta’s understanding of the inner workings of the delicate political hierarchy was invigorating to read. I can’t wait to read the next book in this aptly named ‘Itihasa’ series!
The book was fast paced and I finished the entire book in a single day. A 4 ⭐ read, the full review is up on my blog #linkinbio
QOTD: Did you like history lessons in school?
I always felt like it was too much of dates and events but not enough story.
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#thefoodandbooklife #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreview #bookreviewer #mangalorebookstagramers #indiabookstagram #bookstagramindia #bookstagram #bibliophile #historicfiction #indianliterature #ashokbanker #chanakya #writersmelon #reviewcopy #paperback #indianhistory #booksacrossgenres #bookdivas

...and my books arrive from my online library #booksthread . So excited to start and read all of them. I have been waiting to read #daytripper for some time now , as Ashok Banker, since Asura was released. And I found barking up the wrong tree an interesting book judging from the title and the sentence above it. Let's hope that these turn out to be as interesting as I felt.
Will be back with individual reviews soon. On the FB page. Till then...CIAO

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#UpForReview : Chanakya by @ashokkbanker - India’s greatest genius, a man whose influence persists down the ages. This is the first instalment of a thrilling trilogy. Sign up for review, link in our bio.
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Book of the day - 15% off!

A young woman learns for the first time what is it to love and lose.
Set in the mythical land of the Asuras, Vishparva, Ashok Banker assaults the senses through shock and awe in this powerful and haunting story. Published for the first time in India and exploring overarching themes of love, feminism and the Hindu concept of dharma, this tale is refreshingly original.

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Up on the blog now is the review of this short story collection by @ashokkbanker published by @panmacmillanindia .
The 11 stories are shocking and edgy. They might make you uncomfortable but let me assure you theat most of them are entertaining. .
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Highly recommended if you are a short story lover and are fond of sci-fi and fantasy genre.
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Books 13- 20: Like the jacket reads, everyone has their own versions of Ramayana and Ashok Banker's Ramayana is certainly worth a read or two. Giving a magic realism spin to the Indian epic, Banker's Ramayana is divided into 8 parts spanning across the life and times of Ram. A retelling unlike any other, the series is truly unputdownable!
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Starting a new book #Shivaji by #AshokBanker

It's true that a book shouldn't be judged by its cover but then call me shallow.😉.
Love the cover art. It's awesome.
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Avengers Assemble.
Brown Girls style.
I really, honestly wanted to love this book because it has a premise that makes my "Save - the - World" fanheart boing with joy.
Except for Sia's POV (heartbreakingly accurate), I couldn't get myself to care for the other characters. Also, Mr. Banker's need to sound maha-cool (his words, not mine) as the voice of contemporary Indian teen girls grated on my nerves.
You don't need the trite lingo, Sir. You have a lovely idea. Please make the sequel into the magical, evil-alien-decimating, girl-empowering, haters-eliminating sequel that it has the potential to be.
Please?
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'He was just a boy. They all were. Even the largest of them' - All the Light We Cannot See
How do you reconcile yourself with reading when the last book you picked up was a premise in war interlaced with the sadness about the futility of it... As monsoons fade all around and a chill enters the air, September is the month of blue green books, one about modern history, another one about medieval, one set in an alternative timeline and one just about a man having grown old. Two read, one to be read and one to be pondered over. Time passes, but the wisdom contained in books continues to leave an impression page after page. .
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Awaken by Ashok Banker is the first in the thrilling Shakti Trilogy set in contemporary India. Ashok Banker’s action-packed and brilliantly imagined Awaken introduces our unlikely heroes who must discover and harness their superpowers before they can protect and preserve the Earth from the wrath of a menacing alien invasion.

It's been ages (never?)since I read a good #fantasyseries based in India, and I am quite looking forward to this one.
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