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Book Review: Mythological Monologues by Purba Chakraborty

Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of book reviews, and here comes another one, this time I’m reviewing a book based on the characters of our mythological epic sagas. The book which I read this week is Mythological Monologues by author Purba Chakraborty, this little book consists of 26 monologues of mythological characters from the epics like Mahabharata & Ramayana, dramatized in a way that it takes you on a journey inside the minds of these iconic characters from epic sagas. The monologues give you a glimpse inside the minds of these characters and help you understand their actions from their perspective. The monologues help you in diving deep inside the mind of the character and listen to their voice clearer than ever. The book throws light on iconic characters from Ramayana & Mahabharata like Lakshman, Janaki, Indrajit, Ahalya, Urmila. Mandodari, Kaikeyi, Bharata, Shabri, Vibhishana, Draupadi, Bhishma, Eklavya, Karna, Kunti, Chitrangada, Gandhari, Bhima, Abhimanyu, Radha, Satyavati, Shikhandi, Rukmini, Sudama, Partha and Yudhishtira.

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Book Details

Book Name: Mythological Monologues
Author: Purba Chakraborty
No. of Pages: 76
Released: 03 July 2020
Genre: Poetry, Mythology, Folk tales, Sagas
ASIN No: B08CC9QV74

Available in Paperback & Kindle format from Amazon India.

My Rating out of 5: 

Being a big fan of mythological sagas and stories, I have grown up watching TV adaptions and reading stories about them, there were moments when I tried to imagine the state of mind of particular characters from the epic but sometimes failed to understand their emotional state, perspective, and the feelings while in certain pivotal situations which changed the course of the story. Mythological Monologues book proved to a savior for me as it gave me a new direction and perspective which made me feel the characters of Ramayana and Mahabharata even more than before. The 26 monologues of 26 different characters from the epics is a delight for every mythology fan and reader, they pluck the right strings and show the character in a new light. These poetic monologues are well written and are quite brief, sticking to the point and giving you a great idea about the situation without requiring you to know the story in detail. The 76-page book will prove to be a delight among readers and will help the younger generation to associate themselves with our rich heritage.

The author has done a brilliant job at portraying the characters and giving us a glimpse inside their minds on such iconic moments. Reading each monologue from the book gave me goosebumps and helped me see the character in a new light. The author deserves appreciation for the way she has imagined the monologues, which seem so real and hook you straight up.  The monologues are quite short and can be read real quick but they certainly leave a lasting impact. I finished reading the whole book in one sitting and after finishing it was in awe with the experience I had. Will highly recommend Mythological Monologues to people who are into mythology and epic sagas, also to those who enjoy brilliant poetic and imaginative literature, get ready to get your mind blown.

Book Review: Mythological Monologues by Purba Chakraborty Book Review: Mythological Monologues by Purba Chakraborty Reviewed by Jimmie Luthra on 12:11 PM Rating: 5

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