Book Review: The Tantric Curse by Anupama Garg
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On reading the debut novel by Anupama Garg, at first it seemed like this was her own story fabricated into fiction, knowing her background as a disciple of a renowned Tantric. The book is not another religious lecture but a love story in the background of Tantra. Written in an elaborate way to describe the positive energies of Tantra, popularly considered as mystic dark magic, and its correlation with sciences, one gets to know the depth of spiritual knowledge through The Tantric Curse. That it’s not black and white ever, just grey, be it Tantra, friendship or love. Only if the story had been more strong enough in plugging the loopholes! For example why Krishnam simply walked away when Rhea asked him to, how every action of Rhea was somehow justified and how one can be in other love relationships even when being in so called pure love with another person.
At the end of the book, it felt like I had done a PhD on Tantra. And luckily, I had not discarded the book basis its name and chose to read the paperback copy.
Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
On an amavasya night, eight-year-old Rhea mysteriously lands at the doors of Shaktidham, a Tantric house of worship, in a trance. Realizing that she is blessed with unusual faculties, the guru of Shaktidham, Satya, chooses her as a disciple over his own son, Krishnam, to carry on his lineage, a privilege previously bestowed only to males. But the lineage has been cursed for generations, and it is up to Rhea to either break the curse or perish in the attempt.
Will she succeed in her endeavour? Will her love for Krishnam become an obstacle in her path? The Tantric Curse, an unusual story set in the world of Tantra – that aims to dispel most of the myths about the practice – will keep you spellbound till the very last page.
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Posted on August 25, 2016, in Book Reviews and tagged Anupama Garg, Book, Book Review, Fiction, Indian Fiction, Mystic, Review, spiritual, tantra, The Tantric Curse. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.