The Oath of the Vayuputras: Shiva Trilogy 3
My rating- ***
I found this book to be a quick and interesting read, but essentially feminist. It is about a 45 year old woman, Akhila, who is discovering herself. Akhila boards a ladies coupe to Kanyakumari and meets 5 different women.
I liked the author's portrayal of the different ways in which women approach life and how they live it. It was quite predictive in some ways, all characters had a story which said- “ I was doing what was expected of me as a woman, and I was unhappy. I then did what I wanted to, and I was happy”.
However, there are some parts that I enjoyed also. I especially enjoyed the analogy where the author uses elements and compounds and their properties / reactions and compares them to her characters in the book!
I didn’t like the story of Marikolanthu ( the author included every possible scandal she could in that story) and I found the end to be shallow. That said, I feel that some pieces in the book had charm and I would definitely recommend it for a quick engaging read!