13 Jan Book review: Thundergod: The Ascendance Of Indra – The coming of the Aryans, and the vedic age, to present Indra as the man who led. 17 Aug In Thundergod: The Ascendance of Indra, Indra is born as the son of Daeyus, the chief of Deva clan, as an outcome of his copulation with the. The latest Tweets from Rajiv G Menon (@rajiv_gmenon). Actor/ Screenwriter, Author of ‘Thundergod- The Ascendance of Indra’. Bangalore.

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Thundergod – The Ascendance of Indra

All of them are just used as props. Aligning forces with his brothers by blood oath and divine intervention – Agni, Vayu, Varuna and Soma – Indra embarks on a military campaign of epic proportions, stretching from the Euphrates in Asia Minor to Harappa on the Indian subcontinent, encountering formidable armies, demonic beings and powerful goddesses and losing the only woman he really loves.

The story takes us through the events that led to the birth of Indra, how he acquired the status of God. The story kickstarts with King Daeyus who is the chief of Devas — a clan of barbarian warriors leading his men on a mission across the vast sandy stretches of the Karakum Desert. However, I wish that the author makes it a little crispier. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

For instance, after conquering Harappa, Indra, drunk on soma, orders the sacking of thhe city. Dec 25, Soni Achuthan rated it it was amazing. The story unfolds intricately with sinister plots and strong characters.

Since he is considered the one who would be born to conquer the lands which is being thrusted upon the readers and seem to be the only reason to justify his actions. Menon transforms ten years of research into a lightning rod of an action adventure that streaks into your consciousness with the speed of Indras thunderbolt. From Asia Minor to Euphrates to the plateau of Gandharva to Harappa to Himalayas and subsequently Swarga, the geographical coverage is just extraordinary.


Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days. Its a trilogy and I’m looking forward to the next book. Thundergod was born as a result of that adcendance.

Open Preview See a Problem? Aug 03, Parwati Singari rated it did not like it. In that sense, Rajiv Menon has done a good job of writing about Indra, the leader of the devas with whom Zeus of Greek mythology bears a strong resemblance. In short… Thundergod — The Ascendance of Indra is different.

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Jan 12, Rohit Agarwal rated it really thundeegod it. I had a tough time placing Ur-Uruk and Ugra. Will he assume his place in the pantheon of the gods? The book talks about the deification of the Vedic pantheon, with the assumption that the Vedic pantheon has its origin in the middle Asian ancient civilization. Do not waste time reading this book. The Ascendance Of Indra is a complete high-octane read from the outset.

I would definitely recommend this book to crazy fans of historical fictional and mythology like me. Indra, a vedic god, is a fascinating mythological character. Indra- a boy who rises to be king and later befalls to be GOD.

Book review: Thundergod: The Ascendance Of Indra

Which of these leaders have never lost a Lok Sabha election? Inspite of an interesting plotline and good narration, this book can actually be summarized in one equation: Read complete review at: Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Year Mindblowing description of events. Will he get her to love him again?

Apr 07, Anish Kohli rated it it was amazing. These changes of fortune, in fact, are reminiscent of Babur, who hailed from the same region and after several attempts to carve a kingdom in present-day Afghanistan, ultimately founded the Mughal empire in India. This is a Debut novel from Rajiv G Menon but it hardly feels so. I got the rare Pt Raju’s book with a very speedy and positive service from Exotic India. Refresh and try again. What followed as a trip to the vedic times and unfortunately back.


Verify the characters on the left. There is not a dull moment in this Book. It invokes pity, for if it were the yearbefore the likes of Amish Tripathi and Ashwin Sanghi walked the literature circles of India, Thundergod: It is a book that I believe has been highly under-rated for some reason.

Feb 14, RustyJ rated it liked it Shelves: Feb 24, Herunravi rated it it was ok. Jan 03, Jahnavi Jha rated it liked it.

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Mere humans showing so much morality and courage is really a good thing to read about in this world of the present day. If that was all there was to the story, I actually would probably have enjoyed the book. Born of a prophetic union between the Earth Goddess Gaia and Daeyus, chief of the Devas, comes the story of a child recounted by history idra have become a. When I heard about this book, I had to read it because not many have attempted to write about Indra.

Did Indra live up to the charming, agile, warrior image? Those sequences could have been trimmed. When you read, There are several characters that stay with you, Indra is one of them. That were you find both beauty and brains together with arrogance and dutiful wife.