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5

A brilliant and gripping thriller by a promising author - a must read

The Ekkos Clan is one of most engaging and intellectual suspense thrillers written in recent times and has all the essential elements of a bestseller novel. This book will unfold a new horizon in the domain of modern Indian Fiction. Set against the backdrop of ancient India, The Ekkos Clan is a mystery thriller that not only kept me captivated till the end but also enriched my knowledge about ancient India and hence brought me closer to my roots. As a thriller, it definitely kept me reading a...
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sharmi ghosh das

17 Jul, 2013

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A fully satisfying experience

It's an unexpected novel. You sort of get a hang of it slowly, as the plot proceeds. You're hooked. Kratu, the main protagonist, is wonderful. So are Tista, Afsar and Kubha. It’s interesting to see how the novel deals with many aspects of the history of our own country. I enjoyed reading and would recommend it to all.

Though there are too many characters, and at the beginning you may tend to get confused, but with a little time and effort you do get into the skin of each characters. Even sma...
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Rishabh

18 Jul, 2013

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Great Book !

Opinion: I don’t read fiction much. But still the moment I started reading the book I got hooked to it. It’s intriguing how such intense things are handled so simplistically. While reading I never felt that I was reading stuff about linguistics, ancient Indian history, philosophy or for that matter Rig Veda. It’s amazing how the author has touched base on so many things and still kept the plot interesting and appealing to anyone.
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Pallavi Mishra

18 Jul, 2013

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I thoroughly enjoyed the book

It's a fast paced novel that takes you on a whirlpool ride across continents, cultures, civilizations and tons of mystery!!

Awesome book to read, I really liked it
I would recommend to read this book to everyone
Regards,
Sonal
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Sonal Sanas

18 Jul, 2013

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Exotic Kalash & the mysterious Arkaim

An unassumingly surprising element of the book is the strikingly beautiful Kalash valleys in the Hindukush Mountains in Pakistan. The exotic surroundings of such a nondescript place hidden into some corner of the world, and that too in a part of Pakistan seldom visited, come alive in the book in its wonderful descriptions. It virtually transports to an unknown world, where the climax unfurls so suddenly. It’s just amazing. Equally interesting is Arkaim, another least known place tucked into s...
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Arushi Sengupta

16 Jul, 2013

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What's there in a genre?

I can't totally agree with Richik. Why is it important to have a genre defined for a book? Genres are meant to profile a book and it's not necessary that every book falls into some predefined classification. But I do agree with Richik that this book, The Ekkos Clan, may not fit into the genre of a thriller - there's no car chase at 120kmph in some tunnel or some psycho wielding a dagger and hunting out people from dungeons to kill ... :) - but then I was indeed thrilled to discover many thing...
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Arav Arora

19 Jul, 2013

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I lived the book as I read it!

When I started reading the book, it almost felt like I was living it! The book transported me to familiar places in California sometimes and then to partition-time Bengal at others - an unfamiliar world which felt very real nonetheless. Rich in details about many subjects like history, astronomy and linguistics, every page had a new surprise. Romantic, Enigmatic, Thrilling, Informative - The Ekkos Clan is a delightful read!
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Parul Gupta

18 Jul, 2013

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Identity and Violence

This title of a book of Amartya Sen’s kept coming to my mind while reading Ekkos Clan. The author has used a snippet of another book “Argumentative Indian” by Sen. But the theme of Ekkos Clan revolves round identity and violence. Very subtly the book touches upon a very important point about the identities of civilizations and cultures. It tries to show to the world that at the end of the day no identity is a singular identity. It’s always a collage of several identities, where superiority or...
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Tithi Mitra

16 Jul, 2013

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Pakistan in a new light

One very interesting aspect of the book is that it portrays Pakistan in a totally different light. It uses ancient Indian history as the backdrop, but practically deals with a region which is now Pakistan. It's an irony that the most precious book of the Hindus came from Pakistan and not only that, the fact that there's still a living clan somewhere in the Hindukush who can claim to the oldest Hindus, is really an interesting thing. History and real facts have been very well exploited to crea...
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Kavash Rohail

21 Jul, 2013

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There's no Hindu bashing

I can't agree with one comment which says that there's some level of Hindu bashing in the book. Yes, there's a group called "Hiranyagarbha Bharat", which has been trying to kill an entire family, where ever they go - Bangladesh, Calcutta, US -, for seventy five years, and that group takes inspiration from German Aryanism and Nazism, but that's not Hindu bashing.

There are still lot of people, educated included, in India who do believe in crazy things like - Ramayana and Mahabharata are real...
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Himan Dutt

21 Jul, 2013

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