Life... Love... Kumbh...

Life Love Kumbh The story in LifeLoveKumbh is told from the perspective of the three main characters Annant Agastaya and Aditi Their paths cross on January It is the day before the first of the eleven sacr

  • Title: Life... Love... Kumbh...
  • Author: Aporva Kala
  • ISBN: 9789380349503
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Paperback
  • The story in LifeLoveKumbh is told from the perspective of the three main characters Annant, Agastaya, and Aditi Their paths cross on January 13, 2010 It is the day before the first of the eleven sacred baths of the Haridwar Maha Kumbh.The three characters meet each other and exchange their stories They remember the days gone by and are unsure about what liesThe story in LifeLoveKumbh is told from the perspective of the three main characters Annant, Agastaya, and Aditi Their paths cross on January 13, 2010 It is the day before the first of the eleven sacred baths of the Haridwar Maha Kumbh.The three characters meet each other and exchange their stories They remember the days gone by and are unsure about what lies ahead.As the Kumbh Mela draws towards an end, all three of them are thrown into a challenging situation that they have to face The book then follows their journey as they try and find answers for their personal quests all at the same time on life, love, and the thirst for knowledge.

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    1. I am a student of literature and found the book close to James Joyce's Ulysses. infact the author uses lot of literary referenceswords like Kinch(Nick name of Stephen Daedalus in Ulysses), jejune Upanishads are , it seems, the author's attempt to prove that, his book. lifelovekumbh, too is a story of a day, but it is not an in consequent day, but is the most important day!!He goes further to use T.S Elliot's, opening of the Wastelandapril is the cruelest month and says that 'who is it who calls [...]

    2. It is not often one comes across a book like this! And it forces the reader to delve deep and find out the mystery of the writings and cherisn the creation in its entirety. Lifelovekumbh is such a book. It forced me to look up to it and research what it is all about. Here is what i foundFirst its colorful, evolving charactersJorden a Jew from Londonium, of the Maccabees race.e one which fought against the oppression of the Syrian king Antiochus Epiphanes(175-64BC). he is a regular visitor to the [...]

    3. I found something in this book which made me rate it!! here is sharing a link from The Pioneer Sunday, today.The excerpts of lifelovekumbh.e given with a small review It is in in 'Sunday Agenda of The Pioneer'archive.dailypioneer/sunda What the Indian National Newspapers say about Lifelovekumbh"The book lifelovekumbh by aporva kala, is as much a story of the three persons, Aditi, Agastaya and Annant, as of the age old tradition of Indian spiritual journey." The Daily Pioneer. "The author Aporva [...]

    4. A wonderful book which surprised me with its honesty and the celebration of life despite all oddities and the ups and downs. Three protogonists, Aditi, Agastaya and Annant live their lives across a day before the Kumbh Mela bath, on the 13th of Jan 2010. The author covers all the aspects of emotions- love, longing, hate, passions, and the lingering saddness of death(thru a girl Nina))it is a heady mix of philosophy, yoga and the play of nature. It talks of peace and thus, moves about, back and f [...]

    5. It’s a book tough to read and tough to put down. There was too much stoned philosophy, culture, yoga for my liking I continued reading and liked the plot the intertwined stories of characters the passion detachment love responsibilities desire ambition portrayed through them.13th of January 2010, The background of Kumbh allows a different level of flow to the narration it allows culture and philosophy to be discussed in a differential level and at the same time relate to the contemporary moder [...]

    6. a mind blasting book!! got hold of it through online stores and was immediately hooked to Kala's mesmeric writings.A wonderful experience, this book is a tough read and tough to review, only when we take it as just another book. WHICH IT IS NOT! so read it deep and drink deep and one can enjoy the interplay of emotions, passions and love, yog, philosophy and destiny. the way Kala, uses Hindu and Greek philosophy is amazing. The book talks of creation, peace and togetherness, which during times l [...]

    7. A must read for a better living and love. It gives us a wonderful view of the kumbh mela, held in India ans which is the largest congregation of humanity on earth. The book has a feel of being alive and is replete with wisdom and nuggests of life and love.

    8. An unreviewable book!but has loads of enjoyable moments. The mad twist of the plots and the setting of the Kumbh fair makes it a unique book in contemporary indian fiction, next only to Roy, if not above it

    9. we have had the privilege of being Mr. Kala's students and were surprised to find one more quality about he is a good author ,too!! The book lifelovekumbh is a book which teaches us a lot and at the same time entertains us. The sheer drama created by Mr. Kala, through his characters and giving the story a background of huge dimensions is indeed a laudable effort and he pulls it off with very good results!!We, a group of over three hundred students, strongly recommend this book to be read [...]

    10. Candid, frank and straightforward. Good read in terms of expressions,language, thought and depth but God help the madness. A great read!!!!!!!


    12. AN ODE TO JAMES JOYCE.All those JJ fans read this book to pay homage to the great writer. It took an Indian author to do so. The book lifelovekumbh takes a leaf out of Ulysses and re-interprets it , adding spirituality, philosophy and and a love story of three persons to it. Agastaya, Aditi and Annant live a day, a day before the commencment of the Kumbh/Pitcher fair, that happens to be the death anniversary of JJ13/01/2010. The author uses wonderful insights, depth and language of yore to paint [...]

    13. a book of art. MY SURPRISE READ OF THE YEAR!!it is a smartly written book by kala, every time one reads it one finds something new in it. despite the fact tht i skipped a few chapters the first time around, i re-read them after wards. is masstt!! readlot of philosophy and stoning!!to go with the bitchy writings"MAIDENHEAD MASH, TODAY, TOMORROW WOULD BE THE WASHING PART" have funbut work for it

    14. What a book!! Couldn't believe that it is written by an Indian author. Top class language, to the extent that even off course has a meaning! Kala invents words ans takes us to a mesmeric journey of love ,passions, death, life, passions, eroticism and what not. Three people with intertwined life explore India, the culture and the life with all its ups and downs. After reading this i find Coelho and the rest self help books as more theory and less practice. Go for it for the sheer depth of writing [...]

    15. recommended to all those who love good fiction, literary writings and deep thoughts in a bookGO FOR ITTAKE MY WORD

    16. Won this book through . Full review to come soon :)Update 6th July.Definitely 5 out of 5.This book is an amazing read. Writing is rich and the descriptions are well made. I highly recommend this book to everyone.This book surprised me with all topics, like culture, Kumb mela and ofcourse love, life cI look forward to read more books by Mr. Kala

    17. Heavy Dose. Too many commas, too much to read as in too many different references. But wonderful, intellectually packed, truth about Jewish and Indian heritages. I'm still reading it, i'm not slow, it's just that the book is too FAST.

    18. Book: LifeLoveKumbhAuthor: Aporva KalaISBN: 9789380349503Publisher: Srishti PublishersNo. of pages: 290Last few weeks were quite busy for me for obvious reasons. That was the reason there was no update in my blog and no book reviews. So here I am to review a tale of three lives with an abysmal philosophy apropos love, life, relationships, religion, peace and yet more. I regret now for reading this book so late.About the Author: Aporva Kala is an explorer of Yogic knowledge. Writing for him is an [...]

    19. it is a wonderful book, and you can read the comment i have made. Becoz, to review this book is a tough task. Yet, i can say that the three protagonists Aditi, Agastaya and Annant are so real that it seem so very close to reality!!Must readi don;t want to spoil the fun by revealing more!!the experience of reading is fabulous.

    20. This is a book which celebrates the spirit of the Kumbh fair, and not to forget, has a strong Indianness stapled to it. The plot is slow to unfold at first, but as it does, we get to experience the genius of the author. The sub-plots also connect incredibly well. Even though the characters are not so three-dimensionally etched out, the reader gets to read the mind of the main characters, something which I consider to be a great plus point of this work. Idioms and mythological references are abun [...]

    21. I won this book through this good reads giveaway! what I liked about the book- The language. I have never read a book filled with so much of idioms and verbal expressions. what I didn't like- the whole yoga philosophy thing. This book is not exactly my cup of tea. May be I am not intellectually old enough to understand what is being conveyed by the writer. But I am sure saving this book for future when I would probably find a bigger meaning in life

    22. wonderful writings,perhaps the first time an Indian author experiments with English language with a high degree of success.HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDMUST READ!

    23. Humanistic concern. Life adjourn. Utopian sight. Dystopian might.Bitchy writin'. Oh really???It's everywhere, check your sight. Absolute life, relative lives,Passion sits, Reason thrives.Book is superb, book answers, Lest we forget, on edgy knives.The journey of life becomes absurd many a times, such absurdness should be dealt with calmed-composeness. This book tells that the lack of freedom of will and the free-will both are same things when seen through the eyes of universalistic approach. One [...]

    24. First and foremost, this is one book where I have no complaint with the content, but I was put off by the form. There are typographical and grammatical errors in the first few pages and it continues well beyond. I don’t know if the editors hadn’t touched the manuscript at all. The punctuation is clumsy, too many short sentences are clustered to form a huge one and the reader is bound to get lost at the end of each sentence. I am not fond of such style of writing, it strains my eyes as well a [...]

    25. my sumptuous read of the year!! the book and its cover belies what follows in the pages written. Wonderfully written this is a bitchy and frank tale of love and the attractions of the opposites. Do read it for life, love and moreHIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    26. I usually don't keep up as much of an interest in novels written from several different characters' views; however I thoroughly enjoyed and connected with the three unique voices telling the tale of life.

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