As a kid, I was fascinated by the Indus Valley Civilization. Mohenjo-daro and Harappa’s advanced towns and systems awed me. So it was a great delight to know that Vineet Bajpai had woven a story around these ancient yet futuristic civilizations. If you love ancient geography, history, and mythology, Harappa - Curse of the Blood River is a captivating read.
What’s the Story About?
The story follows parallel storlines of two half-devtas, Vivaswan Pujari in 1700 BC, Harappa, and Vidyut in 2017, Delhi. Though they are separated by 3,700 years, they share a common bond. A bond that transcends time and holds power. There is more than meets the eye here. An evil force caused destruction and havoc in Viswasan’s ife, and now, a deadly organization aims to kill Vidyut. Why? A call from Kashi, a lethal assassin, and a secret from Harappa combine to pull Vidyut from his picture-perfect life into one filled with secrets, conspiracy, betrayals, and God.
What is the secret? What destroyed Harappa eons ago? And what binds these two intelligent, capable, and charismatic men separated by millenniums?
How’s the Book?
Harappa is a well-researched novel that blends thriller, history, and myths into a riveting tale of the battle between good and evil. It’s a highly visual story that may be a future movie, who knows? The plot and story are gripping, and keep you turning the pages. While for the most part, the dialogues are good, there are places where the author uses colloquial language that is just a buzz-kill. The characters are fleshed out more for their appearances than their qualities. The only character who had an element of reality was Damini, Vidyut’s live-in partner. There are a few action sequences that are tightly written for a visual experience - hats off to the author, as writing action sequences is challenging. Overall, it’s a dramatic story with all the right elements of mystery, history, drama, action, and romance - a bollywood story in the making, I would say.
HIGHLIGHT OF THE BOOK
If you thought you knew your history, you will get to know a new side of it. Harappa as you know it will change, forever. That’s all I can say, read the book to know the new Harappa.
About the Author
Vineet Bajpai is an enterprising young professional with several accolades under his belt. He is the author of three bestselling management and inspirational books - Build from Scratch, The Street to the Highway, and The 30 Something CEO.
Title: Harappa - Curse of the Blood River
Author: Vineet Bajpai
Published by: Vineet Bajpai
Personal Rating: 3/5
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