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Supercop of Aryavrat — by Mithilesh Kumar

Publisher: AuthorsUpFront

Pages: 296

Price: Rs. 399 INR(Paperback), Rs. 195 INR(Kindle Edition)

ISBN: 978–9387280366

Buy here: https://amzn.to/2spIrkN

“Do you think you are the SuperCop of Aryavrat?”

Balram’s words continue to haunt a helpless Krishna, as he watches the Yadav clan go on a rampage. The year is 3102 BC. Krishna lies all alone in a forest and resurrects in his mind the events of his adventurous life.

His venturesome journey began in the cradle itself. From his childhood escapades to the thrills of his youth, the eternal charmer dazzled hundreds of women and later became the ‘go to man’ of the entire populace of Aryavrat.

His life meandered from Gokul to Dwarka, and from Pushkar to Assam until the great war happened. Could he have prevented it altogether? Did it change the course of Krishna’s life? Maybe.

Mithilesh Kumar spins a tale in which love and romance blossom while the fiercest of battles are being fought, treachery and malevolence raise their ugly heads time and again, alliances are forged, friendships are tested, unlikely events happen and the ‘SuperCop’ manages it all with panache.

About the author:

Born in 1952 at Hasua in Bihar, Mithilesh Kumar received his education from Bihar Veterinary College, Patna (BVSc and AH); Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar (MVSc); University of Hull, UK (MBA) and Ambedkar University, Delhi (PGDP).

He served with the Government of Bihar and then the Government of India, before retiring from a senior position in Customs and
Central Excise.

He is now settled in Delhi. Write to him at mkumar1952@gmail.com.

My take on the book:

Supercop of Aryavrat is a retelling of the story of Lord Krishna from Hindu mythology, albeit in a different perspective which was never touched before. The story starts with Krishna wondering about the downfall of Yadava clan and the possible reasons for the great tragedy, what has gone wrong and how he could avoided these situations. The story trails the entire life journey of Krishna from his birth till he is cursed by Gandhari.

For those who may have read the epics — Bhagavatham, the one book with dedicated to the life of Lord Krishna or Mahabharatha, the story and sequences are not new as this is retelling of the most read epics and mythological stories in this countries’ history. If you have ever brooded about the entire Mahabharatha story and wondered what if Krishna reacted to the situations like an ordinary human and unlike an avatar of God, who needs to think and behave rationally, then this story is for you. What if Krishna was selfish for his own clan and men and was not overtly involved or sided with the Pandavas, if you ever wondered so, then this book is the answer.

I liked the thought process of the author, the imagination which is at the root of this book, the language used, the narration style and the flow of events. The cover is impressive, the blurb is intriguing which will make the readers pick this one. Since I have read extensively about Krishna from my childhood days and looked up to him beyond a God and more as the Greatest Philosopher and Guru(Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum), this book wasn’t as impressive as I expected it to be. If you are a newbie, with respect to knowing Krishna, then this book will interest you.

I got the book as a part of the review program in Outset


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