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Book Review: Dashavatar – Stories of Lord Vishnu by Piyusha Vir

Dashavatar

Author: Piyusha Vir

Published By: Readomania

Purchase Link on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.in/Dashavatar-Stories-Vishnu-Piyusha-Vir/dp/9385854860/

Review

You are anxiously waiting for the announcement of the next book from an author. The day finally arrives. You are delighted, only to realise that the book is written in a genre you rarely read. I might be going against the tide here, but mythology has never piqued my interest. I watched Ramayan and Mahabharat as a child on television because it was a family ritual. Whatever I know about this subject is based on the tidbits I heard from my grandparents and parents during my growing years. For me, it was about bonding through story-telling rather than my curiosity to delve further into this space.

However, something within prompted me to pick up “Dashavatar: Stories of Lord Vishnu” with an open mind and I am more than glad I did. This book is author Piyusha Vir’s second outing as a solo author and I am amazed at the leap she has taken – as a writer, as an observer and as a thinker. As is already evident from the title, Dashavatar is a collection of 10 short stories – each dedicated to an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Among the 24 avatars, the author has chosen to write about the 10 avatars which have captured the interest of human race the most.