Author: Manoj V Jain
Publisher: Notion Press
Do you know, when the first ray of light hit the earth, it touched Kashi.
Meeting Yama is an interesting story that dwells on the topic of Death. It’s a journey of Amrit, Rajat and Surya who visits Varanasi and find the resolutions to the issues that they carry within.
It has Stories from Indian mythology which we might have never heard and the truths that we often tend to forget about life. Set in the mythical city of Varanasi, with a beautiful description of Kashi, the author keeps the readers invested in.
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The plot of the story is unique. It’s a blend of mythology and fiction is amazing. I liked the intriguing narration of the story. The way the author presented Amrit’s, Rajat and Surya’s perspective all together is commendable.
From what brings the three of them to Varanasi to what Varanasi has in store for them, it’s a wonderful journey. I liked Amrit’s story the most.
All the characters are well developed by the author. I loved Dharam’s character the most. The way he explained the stories gave me goosebumps.
Honestly, I really enjoyed reading the Mythology stories about Yamraj or Yama – the lord of Death. From how he was cursed to how he became Dharamraj, to many of his stories, I loved it.
It’s a well-researched book with many facts we are unaware of. Each Ghat has a story to tell, something to learn. The first three chapters are a bit slow and made me tedious, but later I started enjoying this book.
The writing style of the author is gripping and engaging. Not to forget an amazing climax of the story. From Yoga to the Local Food of Varanasi, from the stories of Shiva to Manikarnika, this book has it all.
At times, it was getting tedious with many details and was a Lil slow. I would have loved if it had a better cover. Want to read something different? Want to know about some unheard mythology stories? This is the book. A book filled with drama, stories and beautiful stories from Varanasi.
From the moment we are born, we start our journey towards death. Some walk slowly, others run towards it, some skip and dance their way there, while others crawl.
In his seventh book, author Manoj Jain dwells on the uncomfortable topic of death. Interspersed with stories from Indian mythology, Meeting Yama is set in the mystical city of Varanasi where all answers are given if one is willing to listen.
Amrit, Rajat and Surya, three visitors meet each other in this city and find resolutions to the issues that they carry within them.
If you are reading this, then there is probably something in the book that is meant for you.