Amidst all the controversy surrounding the author Devdutt Pattanaik, I was being judged for having picked up his latest book, Pilgrim Nation. But what follows is an honest review. The book is published by Aleph Book co.
The book is divided into 8 parts and every part is based as per the phases of Indian mythology – vedic age, shramana age, puranic age etc. As per this division the author introduces different pilgrim places to us. The book consists of stories of 32 pilgrim places. The language is understandable and the narration is story like.
I felt like some of the stories are revelations and some have quite basic information. Then there is this chapter of Kolhapur which leaves out the information about Kolhasur. Also, I felt that the book could have had coloured photos of the pilgrim places instead of only illustrations.
Overall, this book can teleport you to these pilgrim places in the times of self isolation. It evokes an urge to take a pilgrim. Pick it up. Also, if you haven’t read about different pilgrim places of India, theb you must read this book.
Publisher: Aleph Book Co
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