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Book Review: Myths and Legends by Sowmya Rajendran

Myths and Legends
Author: Sowmya Rajendran
Publisher: Rupa Publishers
Rating: 5/5

Myths and legends act as a foundation for learning and understanding modern Literature. While many don’t believe in knowing about the myths, I feel they are important as they narrate the ancient tales about the world and the experiences of mankind. This, in return, rekindles our curiosity to know more about the past that eventually acts as the compass for our future. Therefore, Myths and Legends is just the book that will re-tell every legend and help the readers take a plunge into folk Literature.

A compilation of 22 stories from across the world, Myths and Legends comprises the stories on creation, conflict and churning. Right from answering the questions about the creation of the world, Hermaphroditus or the stripes on the zebra, to answering the questions about the tumultuous quest to achieve a goal like how Thor got his hammer back, the stories are varied yet the strong and intelligent narrative binds the attention so well! Most of the stories we know already. But reading them again only gives pleasure! Since I am not a big fan of mythology, this abridged version of the tales suited my interest. I enjoyed the short pieces and could remember more!

Brilliant writing style backed by an exemplary selection of stories makes this book a hit for me. Hence, you shouldn’t miss this one!

Best wishes to the author!

Buying link: Amazon

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