Ahalya by Koral Dasgupta

Book Review #42

“Ahalya”, is the first book in Sati Series of India Mythology. The five books of the Sati series reinvent these women and their partners besides their husbands, in the modern context with a feminist consciousness. To begin with , “Ahalya” is an entertaining, well-researched, and offers an interesting see through into ancient world. This book can easily earn a spot on your TBR list. Before reading this book I wasn’t aware of who Ahalya was apparently.

Here is a chance to see Ahalya as she portrays herself. Narrated in first person, we are witness to her birth, her attraction for Indra, and her agony. Amidst the scene of her unnatural birth, she finds the strength to question her father Bhrama, about the very concept of a mother and father.

Making use of the easiest form of narrative, Koral has chosen to explore a character with depth, diving into her past, upbringing, and the course their narratives took potentially take in the future. This book is a must-read for any person who has an interest in Indian mythology. The book provides a fresh perspective of a women’s relationship and attempts to show you a different side of the whole story.

Over all Loved it !

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