The Oath of Vayuputras Amish Tripathi Book Review
Week 10- Book 5-2013
The Oath of Vayuputras Amish Tripathi Book Review.
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The Challenge of relative good The Oath of Vayuputras by Amish Tripathi Book Review. Har Har mahadev, god is in everyone. We live in times where pace and timing are most critical. But with too many moments to cherish, one often tends to stand on a point when the choice is between something which is better than the good around. Take a relatively easier example, what should I watch, Sachin batting on 90’s vs Roger Federer playing with Djokovich? We often face the challenge to choose something which is better than the one we are currently doing. That’s what challenge of relative good is, to choose from two good things one being better than the other. The Oath of Vayuputras by Amish Tripathi provides insights through an engaging tale of Shiva- the mythical god in Hinduism on this simple yet relatively tough subject.
In Immortals of Meluha, Shiva, is recognised as the Neelkanth — incarnation of the Mahadev. In the land of Meluha, he is the only hope for the Suryavanshi rulers, who are attacked by terrorists from the Chandravanshis, who are helped by the Nagas, the deformed humans. He takes the responsibility and emerges as winner but stands at a dilemma whether its the Suryavanshi’s or the Chandravanshi’s whose ways are right.
In Nagas, the second book of the triology, he unravels the mystery behind Nagas, and hunts for the killer of his beloved friend Brahaspati, but like in life, death rarely answers questions, so the reader is left with many questions unanswered, many ideas open to discussion. The challenge Shiva faces is to identify what is the true Evil, who should he fight against, should he choose to support a systematic developed tribe- Suryavanshi, or the unplanned yet happy- Chandravanshi’s or Nagas- the ones who are the result of a intolerable society which always prefers to ignore that which they can’t accept.
In The Oath of Vayuputras, Amish takes off from the second book and Shiva meets his friend Brahaspati in the Naga capital, Panchvati. And it’s here that the Evil is finally revealed. So who is Evil, is it a person, or a thought, who is more harmful? Shiva, the Neelkanth discovers that that which is Good, is the source of Evil, that which has been good for years has now turned Evil, and it’s Shiva who must destroy it, by taking away the good from his own people.
The book is a fascinating read, with 564 pages, and more than 4 lacs copies sold, the tale will linger on for years. Though at times plot may leave you uncomfortable but what’s the use of fiction if it doesn’t leaves you uncomfortable. A Must read.