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Gind When Ongchu a young vanara princess is kidnapped by a rakshasan Rishi Agastya entrusts Gind a bold young vanara with the dangerous mission of restoring her to Baulpur her home beyond the Himalayas As Gind his father Karuppan and Ongchu set out on their long arduous journey from the island of Poompuhar they are stalked by wild animals and magical beings waylaid and terrorized by rakshasas and thwarted by a wrathful Indra the god of thunder They meet an army of vanaras on a mission to rescue a human princess from the clutches of the wicked rakshasa king; help a giant vanara in his search for the magical herb sanjeevini; and winter with a band of yetis in the high Himalayas Mysterious and momentous things are happening around the vanaras but they are clueless about their own part in these events What is Agastya’s secret purpose Will the three vanaras make it to Baulpur What are the shadowy forces at workGind’s exciting adventures will have you rollicking from one escapade to another in this action packed fantasy Meet delightful strange and magical characters and follow the trail of the vanaras as their light hearted adventure turns into an odyssey

  • Paperback
  • 216 pages
  • Gind
  • Harini Gopalswami Srinivasan
  • English
  • 08 April 2016
  • 9780143330776

About the Author: Harini Gopalswami Srinivasan

I'm excited by geography ancient history and mythology in a nutshell the romance of place As a reader I enjoy humour uncomplicated characters action nature animals and happy endings Like most writers I try to write the kind of book I like reading I'm also an aspiring permaculturist and right now this takes up all my mind space My heroes are natural farmers like Fukuoka and Bhaskar S

7 thoughts on “Gind

  1. says:

    GIND is a delightful story of myth and adventure Having been raised on mainly Greek and Roman myth with a sprinkling of other cultures I found the basic premise of the book to be fun and easy to follow The book started with Devalokam shone with cleanliness Everything was perfect and no one was doing anything they shouldn’t Indra was beginning to get bored None of the other gods was trying to be greater than him Nobody was richer than him Nobody had wives than him What was there for the King of the Gods to do? Perhaps it was time he turned his attention to Bhoolokam where the mortals lived He had heard all kinds of terrible things were going on thereand even though I had to google several of the names and types of beings the idea of a god being bored and seeking entertainment on earth is a familiar theme I knew what trouble Zeus and Hera could stir up and I was not disappointed in seeing a familiar tale play out in a new way on a new stage It was fun to meet some of the traditional Hindu cast of characters and Gind is an entertaining well written tale that would be delightful as a read aloud with a child but was fun just as a story read only to myself I have my copy on my computer which made it easy to check what is a Vanara? Who were all the people and creatures with the exotic sounding names? But the fact is the story is simple and clearly written and the action explained in enough detail that I would not have been lost if I were just to have the book and no outside resources The Author also kindly provided a detailed end Note on the Ramayanam and don't you just love the way that word feels on the tongue?Anyway I love the writing love the for Me introduction to a delightful array of fascinating creatures and have enjoyed all three books by this author I think this one might really appeal to those kids who love the Disney movie Hercules or the Percy Jackson and the Kane Chronicle books

  2. says:

    This richly painted adventure weaves a complicated world into a strong story From the simple vanaras to the proud gods every adventurer is subject to circumstances that keep their paths crossing The descriptions are beautiful they give the reader a deep sense of each place the story takes them Song lyrics for things like weddings and snow are charming additions that convey very immediate cultural impressions The dialogue is also excellent for this Among themselves the gods reveal their tangible personalities by discussing things like their favourite Earth foods Even as anger builds in the King of Gods himself ignorant or irreverent characters continue to assert themselves The characters alone make this the type of story I’ve never read before The beauty of it is they are still relatable lovable people which makes this both a uniue and engaging read

  3. says:

    Gind was delightful from start to finish This odyssey through India is wholesome funny and fast paced complete with flying elephants a kidnaped princess silly songs and magic galore I could compare it to Kipling's Jungle Book in some ways but I liked it better perhaps because one of the main characters was female Harini Gopalswami Srinivasan with her elegant flair for the word and talent at creating uirky characters has written a book that will be enjoyed by all age groups Gind would be great as a bedtime or classroom read I savored the story reading only one chapter per dayGind is well formatted and well written The artwork at the head of each chapter is lush and pleasingI read the ebook version but Gind is a book that I would like to have on my bookshelf in hopes of reading someday to my grandchildren

  4. says:

    A very light breezy read Finished this book in a few days Although aimed at pre teen children it should be liked by adults as well; especially those interested in Indian mythology The parallel story of the Ramayana is very nicely interspersed with the main story here which is basically about the adventures of a young monkey who happens to be born at the time of the Ramayana The world of Gind has been very vividly portrayed and his character is something that children would relate to Nice book and recommended to anyone who wants to have a light refreshing read

  5. says:

    By Bree Wolf author of Fireflies‘Gind’ is a wonderful story full of mythical creatures; many of which I have never heard of Ultimately I did enjoy the book thoroughly sweet and yet strong characters exciting adventures a beautiful and varied setting plus amazing story telling However every now and then I would have loved an explanation of how to picture some of these exotic creatures

  6. says:

    This is a highly imaginative book filled with thrills and spills An original tangent from the Ramayana parallel adventures of a gang of monekys who are unaware that they are part of history in the making Children and their parents will thoroughly enjoy this book

  7. says:

    mark it as to read

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