Top 10 Books About Mythology

 

Mythology is said to be a collection of certain myths from various sects and groups. Myths were collected with the help of manuscripts and other evidence. It can also be called as a feature of certain cultures.

People nowadays are quite curious about knowing the ancient mythology. There is a variety of content available online as well as books. To all keen nerds of mythology below listed are the top 10 books about mythology.

The Krishna Key

This is one of the popular mythological fiction books. The book showcases a professor who proved himself innocent against a murder case. The narrator narrates a post-Mahabharata scenario through the protagonist of the story, who himself is a lineal descendant of Lord Krishna being from Saini tribe of Punjab.

Read it For:
It goes beyond the backdrops of Mahabharata. The story gives you chills many times.
Don't Read it For:
The plot gets a tad bit lost as the story continues but anyhow still manage to keep us curious about the next page.
What makes this book stand out?:
It holds the capabilities of turning a non-believer into a believer.

The Shiva Trilogy

Amish is well known for writing one of the best mythological fiction books. Shiva trilogy was and still glowing at its height. The book is highly engrossing. It gives a detailed description of the life of Shiva, showcasing Shiva as an Ordinary Man.

Read it For:
The story has a very good descriptions about ancient India. It provides with a completely different perspective about the life of Shiva.
Don't Read it For:
The storyline seems to be running a bit too fast which doesn’t leave a stable image on our minds
What makes this book stand out?:
The plot anyhow makes it stand out. It is an ancient story built in the modern world.

The Mahabharata, A secret

This goes back and forth in the times of Ashoka. The story is intriguing at every stage. All you need is an imaginative eye to have a different view of Mahabharata. Author has well-constructed the actions and maintained the pace of the story

Read it For:
The basic storyline is as good as its plot. It is a functional version of Mahabharata
Don't Read it For:
The story becomes quite predictable as it proceeds, the plot anyhow tries to maintain the grip.
What makes this book stand out?:
History and science have been nicely blended into the story.

Asura: A tale of vanquished

Asura is a tale defining the battle between Rama and Ravana through a different perspective. It presents Ramayana from the viewpoint of a conqueror, that is Ravana. A nicely blended tale showcasing the brighter sided of Asuras

Read it For:
The plot is completely different and interesting. We have always been told a very similar tale all our lives; this builds a certain curiosity
Don't Read it For:
The writings are a bit mediocre, and the content seems to be a little repetitive.
What makes this book stand out?:
The unusualness of the storyline anyway created curiosity.
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Jaya

It is a retelling of Mahabharata, Pattanaik has also made comparisons with some local folktales in the book. The book describes the journey of mankind and his tremendous struggles to discover truths of life

Read it For:
The content gives a different perspective towards life in a very meaningful way.
Don't Read it For:
The storyline is more of a fiction and tends to slightly mislead the mythology part in certain areas.
What makes this book stand out?:
A completely advanced version of Mahabharata, more detailed version of Mahabharata.

The Palace Of Illusion

The book is indeed one of the best books about Mythology. Just beyond the detailed, the ordinary Mahabharata, the epic tale is plotted in context of Draupadi’s point of view. We have hardly heard of Mahabharata from a women’s perspective. A nice blended story with action, thrills, and suspense.

Read it For:
For a change, it could be absolutely amusing to know the same old story from a different view.
Don't Read it For:
The storyline is highly fast paced which unfortunately fails to do justice to the characters of the story
What makes this book stand out?:
It enlightens mind and soul and has a thorough mixture to keep the readers entertained.

The Aryavarta Chronicles

This another book on Mahabharata yet with a very different build up just like the Shiva trilogy. It can be said a more realistic form of Mahabharata with quite an intriguing blend of characters.

Read it For:
The book is more like a painting and gives you an enormous new perspective of Mahabharata.
Don't Read it For:
It becomes less compelling for readers who already know the entire epic saga
What makes this book stand out?:
The books are very skilfully written. The language makes it easier to get going with the flow

The Rozabal line

This is an inspired version of Da Vinci Code. The book is a mixture of all the ingredients right from thriller to suspense. The thrillers have been explained nicely in philosophical tones.

Read it For:
The book is perfect the adrenaline addicts. The plot behind the book is that the Jesus might have escaped crucifixion and might have lived in Kashmir India.
Don't Read it For:
The storyline seemed confusing to many of the readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
As soon as the story progress it increases the curiosity level of the readers making them want to read the book more and more.

The Chanakya’s Chant

The book follows modern-day Ganga Sagar wanting Chandni as the Prime Minister. This flows between the past and present with Chanakya and Chandragupta forming our half past. The story strongly connects with the modern world politics

Read it For:
The comparison between both the stories is quite great which initially leaves the readers amused. The parallel relationship of the modern and ancient world is depicted nicely.
Don't Read it For:
The characterization is just not appropriate and has been showcased beyond the imagination level.
What makes this book stand out?:
Really engrossing read, well placed and with the kind of cunning that keeps you wondering if its right or wrong in every situation.

Arjuna

This is an interesting form of Mahabharata from Arjuna point of views. Mahabharata being an epic tale defining different aspects of life. The tale is a mixture of myths and reality.

Read it For:
The unique writing style makes it difficult for readers to put down the book anytime.
Don't Read it For:
The story seemed like a rehash of Mahabharata and just so similar what we have heard since childhood.
What makes this book stand out?:
we have never heard of any book describing the tale from Arjuna’s point of view.

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