Mix equal proportions of Science and Philosophy, marinate with Mythology and Religion and garnish with mysteries – the result – a perfect book and a splendid read.
Keepers of the KaalChakra, by Ashwin Sanghi, is one such interesting and engaging book. What makes me awestruck is the amount of research, reading and thoughtfulness gone into creating such a masterpiece.
I have read a couple of books by the same author and also many others of the same genre. The effect is the same always or in fact amplified at times. It starts with getting hooked within a few pages and then desperation to finish it off in one go.
Kaalchakra, literally, means the wheel of time and the keepers are the ones who are torch-bearers and beholders of the ageless wisdom and are entrusted with the responsibility carrying it till perpetuity.
This story involves perspectives from different religions and the distorted picture in the today’s world.
Each one wants to prove they are supreme and their ideas are here to stay. Whoever comes in between, will be ruthlessly done away with.
Somewhere all of us know that all religions and faiths are based on similar principles i.e. peace, empathy, compassion and simple living. Its the corruption in the ideas that has happened over the centuries and the dilution of the true essence of any faith has resulted in a chaotic and terror-stricken world.
Its not always fair, just in the name of religion.
Amazing plot, interesting characters and beautifully written book. A must-read recommendation from me.