Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Evolution of Gods: The Scientific Origin of Divinity and Religionsby Dr. Ajay Kansal




Book Details:
Print Length: 214 Pages
Publication Date: August 2012
Language: English
Genre: Non-Fiction, Religion and Spirituality, Comparative Religion,
Atheism



Blurb:
Did gods create humanity or did humans create gods?
Did gods create mankind, or did mankind create gods? Why, when and how did mankind begin to worship gods? 

Religious scriptures the world over claim that one or the other god made all plants and animals, but science has not yet identified any supernatural power that created and overned living beings.  Was it man who came up with the idea of gods to help him cope with his own fears? Could it be that ancient people attributed natural phenomena-unfathomable and frightening to them-to the working of invisible gods?  What kind of sufferings or fears made people bow before unseen powers or gods as we call them? When were these gods
createdWho invented morals and methods of worshipWho wrote the ancient scriptures such as the Bible and the Vedas? Most crucially, have gods and the scriptures shaped our responses to the world around us? 

The Evolution of Gods seeks to answer these questions, and explains scientifically how, when and why religions and gods came into being.Ajay Kansal marshals anthropological and historical facts about the development of religions in a simple and straight forward manner to assert that it was mankind that created gods, and not the other way around.


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Review 

How many of us have questioned why 'God' came into being? How many of us have dared to ask this question? I have. Have been hushed all the time. So when I came across this book, it brought forward all the so called rebellious thoughts of mine. I, as a 'Man', have evolved. According to the Darwin’s Theory of Evolution- from the apes. But what about our Maker? Who thought of him or about him? What is the story behind the Evolution of God?
Ajay Kansal has very beautifully portrayed how the concept of religion and the fear of religion came into being. Whether I agree with him or not doesn't matter or is of no consequence. I, as a reviewer, am only presenting how he wrote the book and his thoughts. I necc. don't have to agree with him. 

Few of his concepts that caught my eye: 

1) How did priests come into being?
2) Why we started burying out dead or burning them?
3) Concept why hymns came into being or rather why priests chanted them? 
4) Why different religions sacrificed animals?

His language is impeccable and his thoughts are clear. But as a reader, I found it more of a history lesson than a belief. My problem is only one thing – the same one I had from my childhood. A why? How did Mr. Ajay Kansal come to this conclusion? How can he back his thoughts up scientifically? Yes, he has traced the roots back to history. Why man feared and worshiped fire…. But who created the fire? He has answered questions like why man feared the flood and worshiped Jal Dev .. my question would be who created the water. It is like old wine in a new bottle. My moral science teacher told me the same thing. 

But if I go alone with his thoughts, I found them well researched and well written. His voice has a commanding tone, makes a reader want to sit up, to understand the concept. A great writing trait indeed.
Rating 


Reasoning
As I have already mentioned the questions which he attempt to answer, the answers to the question I am searching – is still a question to me. I hope Mr. Ajay Kansal can answer me those one day. But he is one powerful writer whom I will surely look out for when his next book is published.


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Ajay Kansal is a professor and consultant pathologist. It was during his medical practice that he encountered human suffering in a big way that made him question the concept of Gods and drove him to write this book.
The Evolution of Gods is his first book and the only book written by an Indian author on the concept of the existence of God which talks of all religions and is not based on any one particular form of it. His next work is a romance which is currently in progress.


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Friday, June 27, 2014

The Madras Mangler by Usha Narayanan


The Madras Mangler by Usha Narayanan




The Blurb

Five pretty girls from around the country, enjoying college life in Chennai, chasing their own dreams. Until a psychopath comes to town, killing girls and dumping their bodies in the rivers. The killer is smart, dangerous and very angry. Just like Vir Pradyumna, ace criminologist from New York, who is fighting his own demons from the past. Ruthless politicians, bumbling cops, beer barons and cyber criminals run amuck. The killer snatches a girl whom Vir has sworn to protect. A Hollywood action crew and the crowds at the India-Australia cricket one-dayer get sucked into the relentless buildup to a nail-biting climax. Will Vir be in time to stop the maniac and save the girl?

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Meet the Author


Be crazy, be creative. That’s been my mantra as a writer and a creative director ― in advertising, radio, corpcomm and web-writing. I turned up the craziness a notch by becoming a novelist, with the freedom to write exactly what I wanted. I started a romcom, changed it into a thriller and sweated and slogged to get the pieces to work together. Research, cliffhangers, suspense, clues, red herrings ― my brain was in a tizzy for days and months. 
Done, dusted off, dispatched. A few rejections, heartbreak. A contract from Leadstart, bliss. Creating a spooky book trailer with images and music I bought online. A tweak here and there, with my editor. Poring over images for the cover. Suggesting the artist turn ‘The’ in the title sideways. The book comes out on Flipkart and Amazon first. And after some nail-biting suspense, in bookstores. Organised a launch with Suhasini Maniratnam and Rudra Krishna. Great media reviews. Lovely, wonderful blogger friends. I love being an author 

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Welcome to our Giveaway Blog!


Welcome to The Book Club’s very first Giveaway
Tornado Giveaway

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A tornado of books is coming your way. We love our Authors. They give us hours of entertainment; they fill our lives with love and passion. Today, we want to do exactly that. Fill your life with love. This is a Romance Giveaway with a smattering of crime thrillers and a heartwarming family saga - to spice up your life.

Starting on the 1st of July we will introduce each of the twenty-three participating Authors on our Book Club page. Some you already know; some are new.  But all promise to keep you entertained with their words.

Believe it or not, we have 200 books to give away.  Didn’t we say, a Tornado is coming your way!  And there will be not one... not two ... but 17 Winners who will get 17 books each and 6 Mega winners will get a chance to grab 22 books each.

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Scarlet RevengeAnn McGinnis1st July
Saving Justice Tasman Gibb2nd July
The Perfect Groom Sumeetha Manikandan3rd July
Wilde RidersSavannah Young4th July
Scorched by His FireReet Singh5th July
When I see your FaceDevika Fernando6th July
The Malhotra BrideSundari Venkatraman7th July
Butterfly SeasonNatasha Ahmed8th July
The Indian Tycoon's Marriage DealAdite Banerjie9th July
Bootie and the BeastFalguni Kothari10th July
Full CircleYamini Vijendran11th July
Bollywood Fiance For a DayRuchi Vasudeva12th July
The Truth About De CampoJennifer Hayward13th July
Twelve Hours of TemptationShoma Narayanan14th July
Monsoon MemoriesRenita D'Silva15th July
His Captive Indian PrincessTanu Jain16th July
The Return of the RebelJennifer Faye17th July
Rapid FallAdiana Ray18th July
Kingdom ComeAarti V Raman19th July
Crossing the line Nicola Marsh20th July
India was one An Indian21st July
Lily's LeapTéa Cooper22nd July
Love's LabourAndy Paula23rd July

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Adiana RayRayyyydays
Adite BanerjieAditeBanerjie
An IndianIndia Was One
Ann McGinnisAnn McGinnis
Arti MetroreaderArti Metroreader
Bhavya NKIshithaa
Devika FernandoDevika Fernando
Dola Basu SinghShiuli
Falguni KothariFalguni Kothari
Inderpreet Kaur UppalEloquent Articulation
Janaki NagarajMemoirs of A Homemaker
Jennifer FayeJennifer Faye
Jennifer HaywardJennifer Hayward
Jigar DoshiJigar Doshi
Parichita SinghParichita
Natasha AhmedDear Rumi
Nicola MarshNicola Marsh
Nikita SoniNjkinny's World of Books & Stuff
Pooja AbhayThoughtless Ramifications
Reet SinghReet Singh
Renita D'SilvaRenita D'Silva
Rubina RameshThe Book Club
Ruchi VasudevaRuchi Vasudeva
Savannah YoungSavannah Young
Shoma NarayananShoma Narayanan
Sonia Raosoniaraowrites
Sumeetha ManikandanBooks Reviews by Sumi
Sundari VenkatramanFlaming Sun
Tanu Jaintanurja's Blog
Tasman GibbTasman Gibb
Téa CooperTea Cooper
Usha NarayananUsha Narayanan
Yamini VijendranStraight from the heart
Andy PaulaAndy Paula



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