Tag: Anuja Chandramouli

  • The riddle of Padmavati — a rivetting reconstruction

    The riddle of Padmavati — a rivetting reconstruction

    By Vikas Datta, Title: Rani Padmavati — The Burning Queen; Author: Anuja Chandramouli; Publisher: Juggernaut; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 299 There could scarcely be any Indian historical/myhtological character presenting more delicacy in artistic depiction as Queen Padmavati of Chittor, with any story of her tumultous life liable to invite a raging controversy or worse as…

  • Not merely a war god: The enigma of Kartikeya (Book Review)

    Not merely a war god: The enigma of Kartikeya (Book Review)

    By Vikas Datta, Title: Kartikeya: The Destroyer’s Son; Author: Anuja Chandramouli; Publisher: Rupa Publications India; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 295 The Hindu pantheon has a number of eminent, eclectic, and enigmatic deities. But few can be more mysterious than its god of war — a key figure in any divine assemblage. Yet, Kartikeya’s origin and…