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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Book Review : ‘Svaha : A Battle of Epic Proportions' by Pratik Kamat
I thought I would like ‘Svaha : A Battle of Epic Proportions’ when I first heard of
it, so my excitement when I received it was palpable. Anyways, I opened the
book, with a million thoughts in my head, as is quite obvious when I opened any
book. This one said mythology too!
The opening chapter talks of a Somali pirate ship,
in search of an ancient weapon. The chapter moves on to a Dravidian cult, a religious
person and a powerful high priest.
We are then thrown into the sea, in the form of the wild
child, Slash who drives her bike in, thanks to her irresponsible riding and
eventually a crash. As she finds herself, being tugged upwards from the water
and soon lying beside her bike. She soon discovers that she has been rescued by
a superhero, of whom she has to find out more.
So, now we are in for a ride. Bikes, computer codes,
ancient weapons, superheroes, gods, monsters and the like. That’s not all, we
find ourselves in the middle of a terrorists, border disputes, and the LTTE and
the Kargil War to boot. Wait, that’s not all, the story runs into a little
romance, some relationships, between father-daughter, a couple of mentor -
I haven’t even started. Basically, as we go along,
we discover that it is up to Slash to save the world. This is her destiny, as
her father who left her and her mother, all those years ago.
As we survive the whole story plot, we are driven
into sub-plots, along the way. I am not going to reveal anything else, because
if I haven’t got adrenaline rushing, then I do not how it works. We have a bit
of mythology, fantasy, history, military strategies, the good and evil, and a
healthy dose of a couple of people, known simply as the Jurors. I am also guessing that we have more sequels
on the way.
Perhaps, the whole thing was little too much of
everything, but if it means an advent on an Indian Superhero, then Welcome Pratik Kamat. It’s a chess game, this book. You have to
fight to survive, and go through the many loopholes to see the Queen, in the end.