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3.60  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  9 reviews
When Jay Malhotra sets out on an adventure to manipulate the unregulated art market of the Navaratnas, he unknowingly sets into motion a chain of events that have the potential to destroy the very foundation of the art industry in India.
Set against the backdrop of the transformation of the art society in India into an industry, KALAYUG follows the struggles and exploits of
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published December 1st 2016 by Rupa Publications India
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Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful and just can't put it down once you've started. Can't wait for his next book. ...more
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was a short book. I did not find it interesting. If you want to read details of art industry in india..this is what you should pick up. I felt there was no story around it. It was just information about how forgeries happen in indian art industry. And a bit around the world.
Not to my liking. I will give it a 2.5/5
Sakshi Nanda
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
The golden spine of Anurag Tripathi’s ‘Kalayug’ catches the eye instantly. It glitters on the shelf, till you pick it up and notice the dark silhouette of a man against the headlights of cars. The contrast of gold and black is palpable. The juxtaposition even more significant when you read the book. For what lies within is a story that takes you deep into the labyrinth that the art industry is according to the author – glam and gloss on the outside but with a murky underbelly behind the sheen.

Kaushal Gupta
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A painting can depict a world, a song can change your mood, a movie can unearth the truth while a story can reveal the unheard.

Kalayug, in totality, is a revelation about the entire art industry, how it works, what all goes into being there in the industry and known, achieving everything including money. The consolidation of economics, finances, history, betrayal, social involvement, methods and the org
Oct 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Uninteresting. The story felt like a typical 80s bollywood courtyard drama and the author droned just so much about the art industry. Half way through the story you might realize who the villain will turn out to be...and you'll be right. I felt the story could have been so much more interesting by adding more nuance to the characters and a lot of the information about art in India and forgeries could have been replaced with stuff more relevant to the story. The author's appreciation for the art ...more
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The author has used the backdrop of the art market to explore human nature and failings. A gripping story of human greed, avarice and ambition. We all know the characters in the book in real life and the author is able to delve into their motivations and tell a quick-paced story. Was a quick pageturner. Buy it now. You will not be disappointed.
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
More than fiction, this book provides informative insights into the art world for an absolute art layman. I loved the detailed descriptions regarding Tagore's work and the character detailing of the bengali artist. ...more
Aruna Kumar Gadepalli
A very interesting thriller. Despite being the first book of the author, the book dealing with art, history, market is a fast paced one.
Sindhura Motaparthi
It was a bit slow. A very informative book
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