As we all know, India is known worldwide for its culture and mythology and it holds a strong position. We have come across many Indian Mythological Fiction Books and other holy books. We have known about them as we have been listening to our elders tell stories, tales, and recite quotes from them. Furthermore, the goal is to impart knowledge and moral behavior in the upcoming generations. These mythological fictions are full of many characters of gods and goddesses, kings and queens, princes and princesses, which used to fill our never-ending imagination in the old times.
Anyway, let’s take a look at some of the popular Indian Mythological Fiction Books! Let us know in the comments if you have read it already!
Some Popular Indian Mythological Fiction Books:
It is one of the most talked-about Indian mythological fiction books about Shiva. Shiva Trilogy is written by Amish Tripathi, a popular writer known for his storytelling and lucid writing. Besides, it is really commendable how he brings fiction into Shiva’s story and weaves such an engaging narrative. It is a must-read for every mythology fan.
In The Immortals of Meluha, the Tibetan immigrant, Shiva is the only hope of the Chandravanshi’s against the evil. The Secret of Nagas shows Shiva as the God and the destroyer of evil. To conclude, He’s now set to find the door of the Nagas with vengeance in his mind but nothing is what it seems to be. The Oath of the Vayuputras is the third in the series.
Liberation of Sita
The Liberation of Sita is a must-read if you are someone who praises strong and bold women and loves the mythological character of Sita. In fact, Volga’s Liberation of Sita is a very distinct take on Sita’s character. In this book, Sita goes around meeting other female mythical characters. For instance, Surpnakha, Renuka, Urmila, and others. There are numerous conversations with these women characters. After listening to their stories, Sita finds her own way which resonates with the story of Ramayana too.
Amish wrote this The Ramachandra Series from Wite India. It is his second work in the world of the Indian mythological fiction books genre. In other words, it is all about the story of Rama. Much like his previous work, this too has proved to be a bestseller series till now. Above all both books from the Ramchandra Series “Scion of Ikshavaku” and “Sita: Warrior of Mithila” have evoked interest in its readers.
The Palace of Illusions
The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the story of the Mahabharata as narrated by Draupadi. The author refashions the epic tale narrated by Draupadi from her point of view, as the wife of the Pandavas. However, Divakaruni effortlessly captures Draupadi in all her glory as well as in her shortcomings.
In addition, she looks at the other crucial female figures in the epic as well who are otherwise left to the margins in the conventional version.
Asura: Tale of the Vanquished by Anand Neelakantan
Just like Ramayana is the story showing valor of Ram, Sita, Asura is the tale from the side that lost the battle. Asura’s, the declining clan, is a tale about the young demon Ravana. The story revolves about him and his followers’ hopes for development and prosperity. One such person, Bhadra narrates the story from his and Ravana’s perspective. As a result, this book is different from much other mythological fiction written around a similar plot.
‘Karna’s Wife: The Outcast’s Queen’ by Kavita Kane
It is a completely refreshing perspective on Karna’s side of the story. For instance, Karna’s wife is a story told from Uruvi’s perspective which makes it quite different from the other books on Mahabharata. Karna has been always considered as an outsider, a ‘soot putra’ more like the unsung hero of the epic. This particular story brings forth Karna in the image. Uruvi, a Kshatriya princess who falls in love with Karna and chooses him over Arjun. The story talks about his social implication of her marriage with Karna and his blind allegiance to Duryodhana. She is a spectator of the epic battle and the twists and turns Karna’s fate takes along with.
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