The New Dewtas – The Rise of Rudra
Inkstate Books, Leadstart Publications
Where I feel the book failed me is the way Neer saves Bali. He moves to Bali with a divine call to remove the evil and establish peace. He has the support of Lord Rudra. Neer does not take just the help of Lord Rudra in assisting the local Bali Gods in removing the evil. Instead he replaces local Bali Gods with Indian Gods. No specific reasons given. He declares that Bali could not be saved by it’s own domestic Gods or it’s existing religious practices. So, Neer suggests new Gods from India – Siwa, Wisnu and Brahma – to be prayed by Bali people if they have to be saved. Just by changing a couple of spellings, a religious propaganda is done in Bali. New statues of these Gods are introduced as against local Bali Gods. This is typical Bullshit. A chauvinist mentality that pushes down your throat – ‘My practices are better than yours, so just follow me’. This attitude dangerously ridicules other cultures just because its not their own. Very bad attitude in a diverse plural India. Such thoughts are to be discouraged in the bud. I personally denounce this thought and hence the book.
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My Verdict: I do not acknowledge concept of the story