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Love, Pride, Virtue, and Fate

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You might know that Greek gods interfered on both sides of the Trojan War, but did you know that Hindu gods fought alongside both the Pandavas and Kauravas in the Mahabharata? In the same way the ancient Egyptians worshipped Ra above all else, did you know that the monkey-god, Hanuman, gained his wisdom from the sun? Did you know that Krishna and Hercules are often linked ...more
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Isabelle | Nine Tale Vixen
I received an advance review copy from the author; all opinions are my own and honest.

Mythology is one of my favorite subjects to read about it, especially when the author manages to make it their own as Krishnan has done here! (The author's commentary following each story is a bit reminiscent of Percy Jackson's Greek Heroes, but intellectual / philosophical rather than snarky.)

I can only imagine how tricky it is to organize so many conflicting versions of so many interwoven, overlapping storie
shri (sunandchai)
Full review on my blog!

If you know me, you know I hardly stray from comfort zone of science fiction and fantasy YA/adult novels. However, when Bharat reached out to me with an opportunity to review his third and upcoming self-published compilation of short stories derived from Hinduism, I couldn’t resist. I’m not extremely devout, but Hinduism has been a huge part of my life from the very beginning: I grew up going to the temple every Sunday, memorized and performed shlokas and bhaja
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an e copy of this book in exchange of my honest opinion.

This is an own voice review.

As an Indian Hindu , I grew up with these epics and Bharat krishnan has an amazing voice to tell these stories. And every story has an author's note of why he chose to write this and the importance of each story is marvelous.

Love , Pride , Virtue and Fate is an interesting anthology of Hindu epics. Or handy guide to Hindu religion if you may. This book explores the essence of Indian culture through the
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
An incredible ownvoices collection of Hindu myths! My full review will be up on my blog the week of publication :)
Oct 19, 2019 rated it liked it
If you’re looking to read more about the Hindu mythology and enjoy it, you’ve found the correct book.

Love, Pride, Virtue and fate is a collection of short stories of the Hindu Mythology which are fun and easy to read. They are gripping and entertaining and it was a breeze getting through them!

The book is actually very easy to understand and is also perfect if you’re just starting to learn a little bit about Hindu mythology – I certainly learned a lot about Indian mythology from this book.

Nada Sobhi
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Note: I received a free digital copy of Love, Pride, Virtue, Fate from its author Bharat Krishnan in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my review in any way.

Love, Pride, Virtue, Fate by Bharat Krishnan is a collection of 25 short stories on Hindu mythology, covering topics like karma, dharma, kama, and more. The book also includes several artworks that give some visual to the tales.

Growing up, Krishnan fell in love with Hindu mythology, but when he went to research, he disco
Stuthi Iyer
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Truly enjoyed reading such a thorough compilation of Hindu mythology. I was often surprised upon encountering stories I had never heard before. They are written for an audience of any age, but I hope children will do so. Our history is important to know, especially in the context of other religious lore. Bharat has done an incredible job painting vivid pictures of his short pieces and making singular comparisons to the Bible, for instance. I was both enlightened and satisfied reading about these ...more
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I don't have much background in Hindu Mythology. Of course I've read of Krishna and Kali, and other personages and events in passing. But I didn't know much, so I am delighted with the newest release from author Bharat Krishnan, whom I discovered earlier this year when I serendipitously read his novella OASIS.

Here Mr. Krishnan delivers a delectable banquet of 26 anecdotal stories exploring various fascinating aspects of Hindu Mythology, in a fashion that is updated for our contemporary 21st cen
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