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Blue God: A Life of Krishna

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Blue God opens on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, where the Pandava warrior, Arjuna, suffers a crisis of courage. His charioteer, Krishna, expounds the eternal dharma for him. This exposition between two armies is the Bhagavad Gita, the Hindus Bible.BLUE GOD cuts back to Krishnas birth, and back again to the battlefield, and so on, chapter by chapter, until both narratives ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Writers Club Press (first published November 20th 2000)
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Nov 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel educated and entertained. However for the best part of this book, the alternating-between-two-tracks literary tool that Menon has employed is slightly tedious and I found myself looking forward only to the parts about The Blue God's life compared to the narrative of the Geeta which transpires on the threshold of the Kurukshetra war. The last chapter is where both converge and it is captivating.

All in all, this book was an interesting read for me, as it will be for anyone who has a yen for
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Krishna is an immense subject full of hundreds of characters, conflicts of soul and times, fantasy, fun, frolic, and lures of incredible deeds. It is hard to think that someone without some cursory knowledge about Krishna and his life will be able to fully follow the book. Also the writing skills, though good, fail to capture the true spirit of Krishna. There seems to be more emphasis on how to dazzle the reader than to be immersed in the subject itself. Perhaps this is the chasm between a histo ...more
Shivani Sheopory
Mar 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Now this was an exciting book! Beautifully and creatively inter-weaving the Blue Lord's playful, adventurous, courageous life with small portions of the Gita- this book cover's Krishna's own emotions while relaying the Gita with sensitivity and uses the support of the engaging life-stories to bring to life the conflict of the man-God that Krishna was- rather, how we overcame his fear as a man and grew into a God.
Aug 10, 2014 is currently reading it
What I read so far is not encouraging me to read further :( I am not able to feel either wonder for the divine Krishna or a deep insight into Krishna as a character. But I guess I have to push myself at least until I get a glimpse of description of Krishna's childhood before I decide one way or the other.
Sunaina Chaturvedi
Dec 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
A wonderful juxtaposition of the Bhagavad Gita and the Bhagavad Purana
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
How else would you rate the book written about your Beloved than with one word... love?
Rupertt Wind
Aug 16, 2012 rated it liked it
A wonderful book that transcends beyond the cover, the author and the folly restrictions imposed by the paper and its ink. A truly moving and inspirational and motivational book.
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Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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