Fabulous book on one of the most fascinating characters of Indian mythology DrVineet Agarwal sticks to the original Purana iving his interpretation without deviation And fortunately does not inject pseudo science or force fit contemporary events Interestingly the title character actually makes his appearance half way in the book The first half is on Parashuram s lineage his parents his ancestors and the Building Ideas: An Architectural Guide to the University of Chicago gradual transformation of Kartyavira Arjun the antagonist from a just wise ruler to a merciless tyrant The machinations of the Naga Asur tribes are well depicted While DrAgarwal does explore the inter relations between the Naga Asur and Kshatriya clans his language is far better than the vastly overrated Amish Tripathi s And no teen speak to make it reach out to younger audiences This is some one who knows his history mythology and philosophy well unlike Tripathi s half baked theories And that in itself is a reason to read this book I have been following Dr Vineet Aggarwal s blog decodehindumythologyblogspotcom since many years now and we have becomeood friends because of hours of discussion on various mythologiesOne day I went to a movie an hour early and just to pass my time I went into Crossword and that is how I Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F): Canadian Art: Volume I (A-F) got my copy of The Legend of Parshu RaamI bought it the second I saw it because first I admired the author because of his blog and second it was a book about Parshu RaamMany Indian authors have written about mythology but they limited themselves to the popular stories of Ramay Good one by Dr Vineet Aggarwal though I would have liked if the author elaborated a bit on the transformation of Raam to Parshu Raam A remarkable story of a remarkable manEveryone knows Parshu Raam as an avatar who massacred kshatriyas But what made him a slayer is a story seldom narrated There is a lot of mystery around this mythological character and I was verylad when I found this book written by Dr Vineet Aggarwal The book ives an in depth insight into The Political Situation Prevailing political situation prevailing and after Parshu Raam s birth that forced him to take up his axe What I loved in the book is the simplicity with which the story flows and the way new characters are introduced at the right time The book is nicely paced and every chapter has something new to offer The author is very ood in establishing relationships between the characters because of which "It Is Very Easy To "is very easy to to each one of them In all I loved reading the book and would definitely recommend it The lesser known mortals of Indian mythology seen in a new insightful lightMany Indians will know of the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu but seldom do any of us know any avatar aside of Lord Ram and Krishna This book is the life story of Parshuraam the warrior avatar of Lord Vishnu The Legend of Parshuraam methodically retraces his life beginning with a perspective of how things had shaped up in the One Touch of Scandal generation that ruled prior to him in Nabhivarsh older name for the Indian subcontinent The book also beautifully highlights the softer elements of the man who is best known as a killing machineIt is a layered story with a series of subplots each delving into the human psychology and the complexities that emanate from people trying to manipulate others toet their way It explains in a subtle way the unknown ramifications of a series of binary choices that people are faced with and the outcome that leads them to paths they would not have imagined in their wildest dreams akin to the butterfly effectFeel proud of Dr Vineet Aggarwal and feel happy to know that he has matured beautifully as a writer The earlier book Vishwamitra has been a ood warm up to this staggering feat the future classic fingers crossed The Legend of Parshuraam Kudos Doc cheers Parshuram The embodiment of Lord Vishnu himself the disciple of Lord Shiva wielder of both the axe of Shiva and Vishnu s bow one of the seven immortals the man who clansed the earth from the arrogant Kshatriyas for twenty one times the teacher of legendary warriors like Bheeshma Karna Dronacharya and Kripacharya the only Bharamakhsatriya known in the history of mankindEven after having such a larger than time personality there is no epic is available which chronicles the entire. The story of a simple Brahmin boy who was forced to challenge the powerful Kshatriya rulers of his time for establishing a fair. ,
Ent including his newborn and went to the Himalayas to complete his *Spiritual JourneyThe Karma Is *journeyThe Karma is reat leveler and one has to fulfill all hisher duties and thus the circumstances took the turn and Ruchik has to come back into the lives of his wife Satyavati and son Yamadagni aka JamadagniArjun is one of the Carson Pirie Scott: Louis Sullivan and the Chicago Department Store great rulers of Nabhivarsh and he followed the path of Dharma With the ableuidance of his father and immense warrior skills of his own he went ahead to have some of the most remarkable political alliances and fought some reat wars all To Establish The Kingdom establish the kingdom Dharma all over the earth He was almost successful in his effortsAlmost because there are tribes which want to keep following their own way of ruling and don t care much about the ideal practices advised by the Dharma And some of the most cunning minds and brave fighters were there at their side also Adding to them was Ravana the rising figure in Asura tribe who is of mixed origin and possessor of the ood ualities of both the clansWhy Arjun the ferocious warrior better known as Sahatrarjun then is considered as the one who did some wrong stuffs Why he is killed by Raam who became Parshuram by then And why Raam started a series of wiping out the Kshatryia rulers who were not following the path of Dharma The seuence of actions and their reactions are better to explore by reading this bookViews and ReviewsThe book is written in a Chameleon Hours gripping manner and is a delight for the lovers of Indian Mythogoly More importantly it explore the characters which are comparatively less explored but played a very important role in making Bharat that is India what it is todayOf course there are someaps when you try to trace the incidents mentioned in various scriptures which the author may need to Chicago Architecture (Architecture Urbanism) go through to collect material for this book and he had to instill the imaginary stuff thereWhile I think that the character of the protagonist could have beeniven footage especially his days of teen whatever explored is Chicago Neighborhoods and Suburbs: A Historical Guide good in terms of content and representation both Despite it being the story of Raam the incident which were responsible to make him Parshuram are explored uite nicely Before many years when reading reviews for a movie I found a nice line written by a reviewer which was telling something like without properly exploring the antagonist you cannot explore the abilities of the protagonist Very true The stronger the antagonist is the protagonist will automatically become stronger than himher Often we start marking various characters as black and white while there is nothing can be attributes so in absolute manner Practically almost everyone has the shades ofrays and it is the responsibility of the storyteller to explore them in that wayWhat I like in this book is the way the character of Arjun is explored Of course the way characters of Ravana Ruchik Satyavati Yamadagni Renuka Ram and others are explored are pretty effective and nice Arjun s character is iven proper footage I d not seen it is explored so much in other scriptures I came "Across So Far And I Confirm That "so far And I confirm that it is not explored so nicely his actions and others reactions towards the same might not be that convincing With that let me tell you that each of the character is iven its due importanceThe book is Building the South Side: Urban Space and Civic Culture in Chicago, 1890-1919 good at philosophical and spiritual level as well The expertise of the author in building scenes and explaining surroundings and exploring battle is admirable He is a worthy competitor to the bestselling authors in thisenre in many aspectsHere are some of the interesting lines from the bookIn every country or society there exists a few who are unhappy with the way things are No matter how far one travelled one had to come back home at the end of the journey Well what is history but the variation of facts by the victorious and the self sympathizing delusions of the defeatedThe cover page is ood but could have been a little betterSummaryOverall a fantastically retold mythological tale with logical approach The book has ood literary attributes and strong characters A fitting tribute to the wielder of Siva s axI couldn t find a book in realm of fiction completely dedicated to Parasu Ramrather than portraying him as a supporting character and. Age It is the story of the man who rose to the level of divinity the story of the making of a legend The Legend of Parshu Raam. Life of Parshuram as the Ramayana for Ram and the Mahabharat for Krishna We only hear the stories of this man from the Mahabharata and the Ramayana and from many folk tales alsoWhen I came to know about this book I picked it with reat expectations and enthusiasm that finally someone tried to chronicle the life of this legend But the book can t lived up to the expactations The book is about the situations led a Bhramin boy Ram #to become the Bharamakhsatriya Parshuram Rather than the legend of Parshuram it s Parshuram Origins first three parts of the #become the Bharamakhsatriya Parshuram Rather than the legend of Parshuram it s Parshuram Origins The first three parts of the covers only the story of Kartavirya Arjun and his exploits The author tried to make Kartavirya Arjun as the second protagonist of the book but the character lacked the depth The story of transformation of Arjun from protagonist to antagonist was unacceptable It was a bad and impractical idea Ravan s character is used as Shakuni of the novel Some events were very similar to the Shiva trilogyThe author has done a ood job in describing the political and social conditions of India at that time but in the midst of Class and Conformity: A Study in Values - With a Reassessment (Midway Reprint) great political canvas which covers than half of the book main story which I was expecting was lost somewhere The narration was simple andood If this book was first book of any series the book would be a Class Warfare: Class, Race, and College Admissions in Top-Tier Secondary Schools great start to the seriesIt was not what expacted25 Stars This book is a treasure trove of information for all those who love mythology Vineet is areat friend we went to the same school and that makes this book very special I have read his first book Vishwamitra and have now finished reading this second one That besides I have also been an avid reader of his blog decodehindumythologyblogspotcom He is a talented writer and is thorough with his research Legend of Parshuraam tracks the story of Raam the scion of Bhargava clan the Brahmin boy who cleansed the Earth of Asurs and "defeated the bravest of Kshatriyas The narrative is speckled with stories from Hindu mythology and the writing "the bravest of Kshatriyas The narrative is speckled with stories from Hindu mythology and the writing effortlessly across three hundred pages I Common People: The History of An English Family got my signed copy what about you The Legend of Parshu Raam Simpleripping and interesting read Everything about this book is pure perfection right from the detailed description of each character to each event which one can visualize while reading Pushpak vimana s description is bang on and thorough research of un touched side of legendary action hero which makes this book a tightly bound storyline There are a lot of back stories This is much needed for people who are not familiar with themThe story Citizens and Paupers: Relief, Rights, and Race, from the Freedmen's Bureau to Workfare goes on tell how situations prevailing before his birth forced a Brahmin of Alambayinotra Raam turns out to be the Bramhakshtriya Parshu raam The wielder of the axe Dr Vineet has managed to keep a perfect balance between true mythological facts and fresh use of his imagination Plus he has maintained the authenticity of the period very well If you love to read mythology you re in for a treat with The Legend of Parshu Raam with Vineet Aman Aggarwal Really a nice book for mythology loversDetailed book review is available at Ram aka Raam was a descendant of Brahma considered as the 6th avatar of Vishnu and worshiper of Shiva He is known better as ParshuRaam aka Parshuram the one who holds the divine Parshu a dagger which is blessed to him by Lord Shiva There is a lot written about him but there is a lot unknown about him as well You can find traces of his tale even in Ramayana and Mahabharata as well and yet it is tough to find a consolidated account of Parshuram s lifeDr Vineet Aggrawal a famous author who started his career as an author by writing a book about Vishwamitra came with a detailed book on ParshuramThe plot of this book has its root in the book about Vishwamitra however don t worry if you haven t read it yet The book is complete in itself and you can enjoy reading it without missing any important detailThe PlotLet us take a bird s eye view to the plot of the book where I will try to keep most of the spoilers at the bay but some of them are unavoidable It all stars with the actions of Ruchik the descendant of Bhrigu who feel disheartened by the actions of his wife Satyavati and her mother as decided to leave the domestic life He leaves everything in a mom. And just society This book shall introduce you to the clash that completely transformed India's social structure in a bygone.