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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Book Review – “Blue Vanquisher, Krishn Trilogy 2” by Manoshi Sinha Rawal

“Blue Vanquisher” – Book 2 of The Krishn Trilogy by Manoshi Sinha Rawal will virtually transport you all along the 14th to 85th year of Bhagwan Krishn. The first chapter opens up with a less known fact about  Uddhav, a cousin of Krishn who was his mirror image. Even Radha mistook Uddhav as Krishn during his brief stay in Vrindavan. From the first chapter Manoshi narrates the life story of Krishn away from the mainstream portrayal.

An Avatar of Bhagwan Vishnu, yet Manoshi’s Krishn gradually evolves from a normal human being, loaded with emotions and passion visible in any young man. His unceasing seventeen battles with a stronger opponent, Jarasandh the king of Magadh, frustrates the Blue Vanquisher endlessly, eventually forcing him to shift to Dwarka along with his countrymen for their benefit. Manoshi in her book, proves repeatedly that Krishn who took a human birth, underwent all possible human emotions, almost deliberately.

All the epic characters of more than 5000 years ago during the Dwaparyuga have been meticulously detailed by Manoshi. A new narration to well-established characters is probably the most difficult task for a writer and Manoshi portrays them in an outstanding manner. Two different eventualities at separate geographical locations, namely Dwarka and Hastinapur, were gathering in pace, involving countless epic characters. Manoshi captivatingly manages to maintain the pace of the many developments in her Book 2 of the Krishn Trilogy. Full marks to the writer for keeping the readers enthralled with the life of Krishn and many epic occurrences at Hastinapur.

Never before was the Krishn-Sudama emotion expressed with so much intensity. For readers who visited Bet Dwarka and experienced the possible meeting place of Krish-Sudama, this chapter depicting the two friends can bring tears. Manoshi’s writing skill rises to a different level when she narrates how the two friends from contrasting economic conditions converge at an emotional conjuncture at Krishn’s beautiful Dwarka.

Manoshi Sinha Rawal in her book “Blue Vanquisher” reveals many interesting events like Ekalavya’s death, about Krishn’s grandson Aniruddh and his love story, Krishn’s only wife Rukmani and their 12 years of celibacy, Krishn’s and Arjun’s travel to the North East of Bharat, creation of Pandava’s Mayasabha, Upapandavas and many more…

Manoshi infuses a remarkable energy in every page where the reader is engrossed till the last page. The battle scenes are extraordinarily recounted by the writer especially the aerial attack of Salva on the island of Dwarka and the counter attack by Krishn’s son Pradyumn. The brisk movement of Krishn, trapping Kalayavan and ultimately reducing him to ashes by Muchukund is very creatively portrayed in the book.

The Book 1 – “The Eighth Avatar” covers the characters around Golkul and Vrindavan while the Book 2 – “Blue Vanquisher” remains mostly at Dwarka and slowly advances towards Hastinapur, involving the Pandavas while inching towards culminating at the great Mahabharata war. However while this shift takes place steadily in the book, Manoshi manages to keep the focus on the protagonist Krishn all the time, so the readers will definitely not miss their beloved Bhagwan even for a moment….although this is not easy for a writer.

Go ahead readers, I strongly recommend you to pick this book.

Reviewed by Joydeep Datta – Joydeep Datta is an avid traveler, blogger, and book reviewer. A Nature admirer, he is passionate about Tibetan Mastiffs and trees.)

You can buy the ‘Blue Vanquisher – Krishn Trilogy 2’ by Manoshi Sinha Rawal at Amazon.in

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