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Book Review: Mystical Tales For A Magical Life by Shubha Vilas

Title: Mystical Tales For A Magical Life

Author: Shubha Vilas

Genre: Mythology, Religious & Spiritual Fiction, Short Stories

Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing

Language: English


Book Summary: Mystical Tales For A Magical Life

Written by Shubha Vilas, famous motivational speaker and spirituality guru, Mystical Tales for a Magical
Life is a bouquet of eleven uncommon stories sourced from the Mahabharata and the Ramayana and the
Puranas that come together to impart lessons of life which are exceedingly valuable from a modern-day
perspective and are sure to strike a chord and resonate with everyone who reads it.

Each story has been paraphrased at the end of the tale, tying it together with the lesson stored inside it,
thereby making it an easy go-to book for readers of any age, at any time.

By presenting the complexities of these texts in a modern, accessible format, the book leaves you, the reader, richer with its glorious learning. Mystical tales for a magical life is a wonderful, wise companion that nourishes and nurtures at any and every stage in life.


Book Review: Mystical Tales For A Magical Life

Amazing, awesome book! The kind that made me extra eager for my nighttime reading fix!

Took me a little time to get through the book. It has great depth and no wasted words. It is as thorough and well-researched as it is enlightening and captivating. I loved it. Author Shubha Vilas might have folded down about a million pages to refer back to particular points. I gained a lot of perspective on life. And he has a superb writing style; what a way with words!

“Mystical Tales for a Magical Life” is an extremely well-researched and well-written exploration of how India’s ancient spiritual wisdom seeped into the culture.

All the stories in this book were so well put together, which in itself was great. I mean come on, gems like these are what make life worth living. I adored all the stories I read, although some more than others. Keep in mind that everyone, myself included, has a preference when it comes to explaining the mythology.

The stories the author presents in this book are by no means exhaustive, but they are a great introduction to the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and the Puranas. The book is a riot of characters and colour burst from these pages. I cannot pretend to be any the wiser about Indian mythology, because, let’s face it, there’s a cast of thousands involved. And it’s hard to keep track of them all. But I had a hell of a good time reading this.

In a way, the book reminded me of Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. Both books follow the same concept: the reworking of ancient myths to present them to a modern audience without losing any of their originality. And I think it’s a great idea. Shubha Vilas’ attempt carries much more of his own personality. And his own voice really shone through and I could tell that he really enjoyed writing this book.

I cannot begin to imagine how much effort went into writing this, there’s so much information in this book. There are oodles of “facts” and more weighty matters revealed via footnotes. I learned so much! From serious information to the humorous and whimsical. To top it all off, all of this is done without the book turning into a massive academic yawn.

Thoroughly readable and immensely enjoyable. I can’t recommend it enough.

Buy Now: Mystical Tales For A Magical Life by Shubha Vilas

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