Friday, December 9, 2016

The Tantric Curse by Anupama Garg

What a Hypnotic book cover! Even if I haven't received this book from author I would have bought from market. 'The Tantric Curse' - by Anupama Garg is a insightful book with a strong story line and wonderful characters.

Blurb of the book
On an amavasya night, eight-year-old Rhea mysteriously lands at the doors of Shaktidham, a Tantric house of worship, in a trance. Realizing that she is blessed with unusual faculties, the guru of Shaktidham, Satya, chooses her as a disciple over his own son, Krishnam, to carry on his lineage, a privilege previously bestowed only to males. But the lineage has been cursed for generations, and it is up to Rhea to either break the curse or perish in the attempt. Will she succeed in her endeavour? Will her love for Krishnam become an obstacle in her path? The Tantric Curse, an unusual story set in the world of Tantra that aims to dispel most of the myths about the practice, will keep you spellbound till the very last page. About the Author Anupama Garg was born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. She has studied chemistry, business management and law. She has been training under her Guru, Baba Batuk Nathji, a renowned Tantric and head of the Bhoot
No need to take you through story outline as it is nicely written in blurb. Book throws lights on the things we consider sinister. In India tantra is considered taboo. Though principal Goddess of tantra (Chamunda - Durga or Kamyakshini) is worshipped by all, tantrics who worship Goddess were seen as black magician. Things that book explained about trantra
  • What is the right path to achieve the title of Sadhak (Tantric - in normal term)
  • What are the duties of tantric?
  • Chakras in human bodies and what each chakra symbolise
  • How strong will-powered Sadhak can affect other person through his mind and vibration?
  • Many more things that I cannot put down in words
Apart from these insights, through out the story author kept secret of why Krishnam and Rhea should keep distance from each other. 
The only reason I am giving 0.5 less is I found few parts of story (which is not more than 8-10%) boring / slow and it took me more time to finish the book. Talking about ratings:
  1. Cover - 5 / 5 (Full marks for cover as well as title)
  2. Language - 4 / 5
  3. Story Line - 4 / 5
  4. Content - 5 / 5 (Usually I add this category for non-fiction, only few fictions were able to get score in this)
  5. Characters - 4 / 5
  6. Overall - 4.5 / 5
Book can be found at - Amazon & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

1 comment:

  1. The cover for that book is stunning! Loved your review, you're very honest, I'll definitely look out for this book :)



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