In a country deeply familiar with its ancient epics, the genre of mythological fiction is turning the spotlight on hitherto overlooked narratives and characters. Alongside fuelling the rise of several celebrity authors, this literary device is serving as a barometer of cultural shifts in society
He singles out Asura: Tale of the Vanquished by Anand Neelakantan and Amish’s Shiva and Ram Chandra series as works that are especially in demand. Rajni Malhotra, the owner of this iconic bookshop in upscale Khan Market, adds that there have been enquiries for the third instalment of Amish’s Ram Chandra series, slated for release later this year.
At the nearby Faqir Chand and Sons bookshop, another local landmark, a few Delhi University students are browsing among the shelves. Sania, 21, a student of political science, is an avid reader of mythology. “I find the genre fascinating because it has room for multiple retellings of the stories we all grew up on,” she says....Read more
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