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Author: Anuja Chandramouli
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129134592
Ideally, Kama should have been happy. But what he felt was apprehension and there was no shaking the feeling that he had been tempered with fire to prepare him solely for what lay ahead.
Kamadeva, the charming wielder of the sugarcane bow and the flower-tipped arrows, born out of the wellspring of Brahma’s latent passion, has for long remained an enigma. This enthralling story of the God of Desire explores his many wondrous adventures, as well as his heady romance with Rati, his chief consort.
Best friends with Indra, the King of the Gods; tutor to the Apsaras in the art of lovemaking,Kamadeva lives a dream life in the magnificent Kingdom of Amaravathi—until danger strikes when he incurs the wrath of Shiva because of a preordained curse. Follow Kama as he hurtles towards his destiny and the Destroyer’s dreaded third eye. Find out if he will rise from the ashes to reign supreme as the King of Hearts or if he will be doomed to spend an eternity as Ananga—the bodiless one.
In Kamadeva: The God of Desire, the author masterfully marries imagination with stellar research to bring to vivid life one of the most intriguing Gods of the Hindu pantheon. Laced with wit and narrated in contemporary flavour, Kamadeva will take you on a rollicking ride into the heart of desire and its tantalizing dark side.
‘Irreverent, provocative and delightful – a true tribute to the God of Desire.’
= Anand Neelakantan
‘Engaging, lucid and witty!’
= Ashwin Sanghi
The Song of Kama
The Birth and the Curse
When Desire Met Sexual Delight
Spring, Pus-Filled Boils and Another Wife
The Stone Women
The Demon’s Bride and the Prophecy
The Estrangement and the Reunion
The Mother and the Lover
A Time for Love and Death
Picking up the Pieces
A taste of Blood, Glory and Romance
The Road to an Ending