Book Review: The Tantric Curse by Anupama Garg

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Genre: Mystic, Fiction
Book Name: The Tantric Curse
Author: Anupama Garg
Pages: 271
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Rupa Publications

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:
She is the new face of Tantra. She will reach heights of sadhana that no one has ever reached in our lineage; the Goddess herself blesses her. She is gifted and will have to understand how to use her powers with wisdom.

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.

About the author:
Anupama Garg was born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. She has studied chemistry, business management and law. She has been training under her Guru, Baba Batuk Nath ji, a renowned Tantric and head of the Bhoot Nath Charitable Trust, for the last twenty-two years. Today she conducts experiential workshops for corporates, hospitals, college and schools under the name ‘Life by Choice’. She also devotes time at the ashram of her Guru, The Bhoot Nath Ashram. Anupama is married and lives with her husband and son.

Rating: 7/10

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Trying to just make some sense out of things and put some sense into me!! :) :) :)

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