Subtitle: the act of killing a brahmin
Author: Rajiv Mittal
Description: A story of revenge and redemption and deeds shaped by forces that humans believe they have defined through mythology and scriptures but still struggle to understand.
A woman employee of a retirement home is shocked to discover that a new resident is in fact the son impersonating his father. The son is seeking revenge. She, by her past actions, is unwittingly complicit in his being there and now tries to thwart his peculiar plans. A senile woman-resident and an enigmatic founder offer him sage advice. The samudra manthan (a major episode in Hindu mythology), a slightly dim secretary and a sinister boss play their part in ensuring justice is finally served but in an unexpected manner.
The novel quotes frequently from the ancient Hindu scriptures and stories that the protagonists use to justify their actions. The treatment of the elderly in society is a major theme.
‘I found Rajiv’s novel completely charming. The story is always interesting and is funny and moving by turns. It has really original elements with its setting and his use of the Hindu stories. I think it is such a good novel and with such appealing characters. I loved it!’ Rebecca Smith, author of ‘The Jane Austen Writers’ Club’.
Review:Brahmahatya: The act of killing a brahmin.
One of a unusual read not many days you will find such a different novel to read. The story at beginning isn’t that easy to understand but as soon as I read few initial pages the interest was automatically generated.
Though the cover was ordinary but title is really different which clearly gives us a hint that this is a different story. An awesome story of revenge and love. The plot is quite interesting the language could have been better with a few things to be done on editing part. Overall it is an amazing read as it will give you different experience altogether.
Overall it’s 4/5 stars.
Verdict: the one who wants a different experience from regular reads can try this one for sure.