Posts Tagged ‘Tantra’

Adi brings in a Superwoman who does not wear a cape, nor does she has any suffix to her name just like a stereotype superhero has, nor is she known to people except few and yet will command more love from readers from the superheroes we always knew.

                                    ——— Maulik Doshi

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Tantra – By Adi

         About the book

          Tantra, a book which gives you an impression about a girl, Anu Aggarwal, flying from New York to New Delhi, who supposedly is a hunter or guardian killing vampires to save humanity, to find the killer who killed her only love, Brian. However, once you happen to take a chance, which will be worthy one, to grab this book from stores or library to read further, you will realize, it was much deep, different and interesting than how it is described at the back.

          The main character, Anu Aggarwal is mesmerizing as she goes about adjusting to Indian traditions after coming from New York. Especially, two times, one of which was when her mother asks her to drop down the excuse of being a lesbian to avoid scandal when she calls her mother to seek advice on how not to succumb to her aunt’s efforts on finding her a groom through Indian Arranged Marriage System and “Dekhan-Dekhai”, and second when she goes to night club and a wannabe comes to her saying, “Hey Bay-bee, Wanteeh Dancee” and she goes close to him, presses his balls to make him realize, she was not that type. It was funny to see a superwoman who was fearless in fighting the “night-rakshas” (Vampires as they termed in Hindi” to get so nervous when had to meet prospective groom for Arranged Marriage’s Dekhan-Dekhai. 

      The book revolves around a battle between Sattvic and Tantric forces, the good and evil, the threads connecting every human and the burden of memories every soul carries. Vampires, unlike the ones in New York, seem to be caring a bit about humans in New Delhi, where the head of Vampire also has alliance with Guardian Agencies. Although the book professed about a story being Vampirical in nature, it was more regarding the Tantric forces.

      In order to understand, there are two ways to rise spiritually. One is long route which is Sattvic. This had less risks and that is the reason it had less returns and was a slow process and required years of meditation. The other one is short cut with heavy risks. Since the risk were high, even the returns were high but had terrible outcomes and circumstances.

     For someone who believes in existence of supernatural forces and forces beyond our understanding and imagination, this book won’t be a bore at all, rather it will be such that will keep you stuck to it till the end and from wanting to know more about the subject. One needs to note, this book is not at all like other Vampire Fictions like Twilight, it had a greater meaning and revolves around a completely different subject. However, just like Vampires in Twilight, even the ones in this book were very charming and had a mesmerizing personality.

About the Cover

       The cover is not at all good. Only if you getting this book for free, or your instinct asks you to buy, or if you are a vampire fan, you will go for the book. The book, however good it may be, needs to go for a re-design for the cover. It is bright, not at all appealing and I give minus points for that.

About the book-mark

Picture Courtesy: Maulik Doshi

Picture Courtesy: Maulik Doshi

I loved the idea, one can not miss a page of the book and not even use it for another book. Plus points to marketing team of the book 😀 😀

My overall Rating for the book – 3.5/5


Information on the book

M.R.P. — Rs. 195/-

ISBN – 978-81-908636-2-9

Author – Adi

About the Author – Adi is a science graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He seems to have decided to put his education to the best use possible by writing fantasy fiction.

About the book (At the back cover) –

Anu is a leather wearing, no-nonsense professional guardian with a reputation for killing the most dangerous vampires in New York City. But when her enemies murder the one person she truly cared about, all she wants is vengeance. The only clue points to New Delhi, so Anu puts in for a job transfer.

In India, she finds more than she expected. For one thing, her fellow operatives have made a truce with the vampires. For another, it’s way too hot to wear leather.

At first, it seems Anu’s biggest challenge will be evading the nice boys her aunt wants her to marry. But when children start disappearing, she discovers forces older and darker than anything she’s faced before. All of Delhi is in danger, especially the sexy stranger who sets Anu’s pulse racing.

To prepare for the coming battle, Anu must overcome her personal demons and put aside years of training. This time, her most powerful weapon will come from her mind, not her weapons belt.


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