Supercop of Aryavrat by Mithilesh Kumar | Book Review

 “Do you think you are the Supercop of Aryavrat?”

This proved to be a fascinating read for me. I liked this novel for having a unique voice which concerns the chronicles of Krishna in the region Aryavrat, a kind of continent during that primitive time when Mahabharata was battled.

You know Krishna. He is a god, being worshipped since the dawn of time. But if I say he was more of an ancestor before he rose to the godly figure. His aspirations and ambitions and wish to gain in life were like us, like a commoner.  The author turned up this novel in some other way, the kind of impression and semblance about I got after reading this book was different than I used to hold. I am changed, actually.

The author has told the life story of Krishna, however, from different perspectives. Since the novel is more or less based on the policing role played by Krishna in Aryavrat, but there are other many tiny or uncovered events that make this book a little off the road. On one side, the mass knows about Kansa, Radha, Arjun and Mahabharata, and a few more things. On the other hand, do you know that Krishna was a kind of habitual for marrying women, wherever he went for battle, he married women from that region, sometimes directly, at times via swyamvars.

Not only his life, in fact, there were many aspects which have been covered to show the dark sides of other prominent characters like Duryodhan and his parents, the selfish side of Kunti, fooling of Karna by Krishna, and the plight of Draupadi who had to share herself with her five husbands. All this was not as it came, to some extent it was a consequence of what people played politics for their own motifs, including Krishna.

This novel binds a powerful story, event by event. But it actually is high on reality check. I don’t know why people haven’t raised any issue on this book yet as it seems like slightly slandering the image of Krishna whom millions worship. I don’t know exactly what happened there. However, I am left reeling with mixed feelings about Krishna. I don’t whether he was a righteous person or way diplomatic god. Be it anything – I got a new reality shock and I think I relished it.

The story, pace, subplots, writing style and everything is good. I wish the author hadn’t involved known events such as of Kansa and Sudama. It could have been better if it had been laced with things that are still unknown to millions of people. Anyway, the book is good going, as I can say because the reviews are rising everywhere. I hope it superseded the banality of Amish and his party. After becoming a bestseller, Amish wrote anything, and it got sold. This novel ‘Supercop of Aryavrat’ is a good change for who are tired of Amish and Devdutt’s banality and fooling people by associating any content to the relevance of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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