The Tantric Curse by Anupama Garg – Book Review

The Tantric Curse



On an amavasya night, eight-year-old Rhea mysteriously lands at the doors of Shaktidham, a Tantric house of worship, in a trance. Realizing that she is blessed with unusual faculties, the guru of Shaktidham, Satya, chooses her as a disciple over his own son, Krishnam, to carry on his lineage, a privilege previously bestowed only to males. But the lineage has been cursed for generations, and it is up to Rhea to either break the curse or perish in the attempt.

Will she succeed in her endeavour? Will her love for Krishnam become an obstacle in her path? The Tantric Curse, an unusual story set in the world of Tantra that aims to dispel most of the myths about the practice, will keep you spellbound till the very last page.

Book Review:

We, human beings, have abused every power since time immemorable. Be it the power of fire, atom or Tantra, man has misused everything for its selfish motives and Tantra Vidya is no exception. Like any other form of energy, Tantra also has the power for both; creation and destruction. And it is us who have to decide how to use these for the betterment of the whole Universe.

The Tantric Curse is a book which debunks many myths about Tantra that prevail in the society. Talk about Tantra or black magic and immediately the listener would curl his/her nose expressing disgust about the practice. It is so wrongly viewed in our society that people do not want to be much indulged in it. However, this book clears a number of myths surrounding Tantra while embedding everything in a very interesting and intriguing story.

After reading the novel, I could understand the teachings of the practice. The author has done a lot of research is definitely deserves an applause for describing about faith, meditation and perspectives on life and relationships so beautifully yet so simply. The novel touches upon everything from friendship, affection, love for others, and for oneself.

I must confess that at first glance, I was almost carried away by the general beliefs and decided not to read the novel. But after reading the reviews, I gave it a shot and am glad I did so. It delivered some exceptionally suited and well related logical explanations to the subject. ‘The Tantric Curse’ is an extremely enjoyable read which is written in a simple and lucid language. The twists and suspense in the book, keep the readers hooked to the story. It also answered a lot of things for me and now, after reading the book, I am better educated on Tantra and its practices.

All in all a nice read and recommended for those who would like to have some insights on Tantra Vidya. Just a small suggestion though. Read the book without any prejudices and you will definitely love it.

** I received a free copy from the publisher for an honest and unbiased review. **

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