August 17, 2016

Book Review: Amazing Secrets of Bhagwad Gita by Ed Viswanathan

Amazing Secrets of the Bhagwad Gita

Author: Ed Viswanathan
Publisher: RUPA Publishers

It has rightly been said in Bhagwad Gita: Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is. It is also said that since Bhagwad Gita has been spoken by Supreme Personality of Godhead, one does not need to read any other Vedic Literature. But it is practically not possible for everyone to read a thick book and get exposed to the teachings/ preachings/sayings. This is because of the lack of time. And with this book, the author has successfully solved this problem.

My Opinion
The cover of the book is catchy and perfect. The blurb is good but too long. The last paragraph would have been enough. The font use for the blurb could have been better.
The typesetting, font, layout and proofreading are all fine. The breakdown of content has been done wisely by ensuring that the matter is not too much for a new reader.

Book analysis (content-wise)

Here are some of the star features of this book:

·       The content has been divided and presented in such a manner that reading becomes more interesting

·       The difficult topics like Karma, salvation, chakras have been dealt with intelligence and have been explained using a very simple language

·       The star feature is the introduction of the characters- the grandfather and his grandson. The topics have been elucidated using their conversation as the medium. And this acts as a cherry on the cake

·       Every topic is backed by a justification/ clarification and the conversation is intended to capitalize on the same

Overall, this book is worth buying because it answers some really important questions in a very logical way. Also, it is a quick read and teaches us some really meaningful life lessons.
                         Review Copy: Provided by RUPA Publishers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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