About the author: An engineer by education and a technologist by profession, Pankaj is a traveller and explorer at heart. During his two decade active corporate career and his travails into the lap of nature and history he came across many people who left him enriched by some told and some often untold stories. He weaves his pen through these memories collected over the years in his first book ‘The Himalayan Revelation’. He lives in the beautiful heritage city of Mysore with his wife Ragini, son Aryaman and pet-son Shinzou.
Blurb: The Himalayan Revelation is a work of fiction but developed using genuine facts from history and modern times. It is a gripping tale of mystery, adventure, romance and international intrigue. Today Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But around 450 years back, this capital of the magnificent Vijayanagar Empire was brutally plundered and devastated. But before it happened, its masters hid a secret. Centuries later, a young couple chance upon an object that holds a secret much more than Hampi had hidden, in a place 2000 miles far north of Hampi – the Himalayas. The Himalayas have something to tell and when they do – two nations become so desperate to get it that they are ready to go to any lengths, even global annihilation. What happens next is thrill laced, fast paced adventure.
Review: If history interests you, this is a great book on it. Kudos to the author for such a thrilling debut. Characters were well written and content has been well researched. I like fast thrillers and this book suited my types. I liked the twists & turns in the plot, the author has managed to make me read the whole book. Not at all a boring read. I liked the way the author made the story flow from past to present and vice versa. And the maps which were featured in the book added to the historical value. Simple language was used which made it easy read without much complications. I liked the story more when Gaurav gets a new project at Hampi and he & Natasha find cravings in an underground room of a temple, which makes the story more interesting.
The book was received as part of Reviewers Programme on The Tales Pensieve.
I write a lot, which keeps me off the streets and out of trouble. There is always something to write about, always a new story to craft. Not writing, for me, is like trying to hold back a sneeze. Learning to write was the most powerful influence in my life. I can still remember the awe I felt when I realized I could put real words onto paper and tell out a story. From that first ‘a-ha’ moment I knew I wanted to write.
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