Before noting down my opinions for the book, let me enlighten you a bit about ‘Yama’.
Yama or Yamarāja, is the god of death. In the Vedas, Yama is said to have been the first mortal who died. By virtue of precedence, he became the ruler of the departed.
Naraka (hell) in Hinduism is referred as a place where the soul is purified of sin by its suffering. In Hindu mythology, Naraka holds many hells and Yama directs departed souls to the appropriate one. Although Yama is the lord of Naraka, he may also direct the soul to a Swarg (heaven) or return it to bhoomi (earth). To conclude, it’s Yama who decides where a person should go after life.
Now the book has a story which revolves mainly around two characters; Iravan Rajpoot (a private detective) and Yama (a person who consider himself as God of death). You can’t judge who the main protagonist of the story is. Yama can be considered as the Antagonist of the story but his killings had reasons, so he can’t be considered purely as the Villain.
Iravan Rajpoot is an ex-army guy who is now a detective. He is a man who believes in forgiving others even if they have committed any serious crime. His only way of punishment is handing over the culprit to the police. The other main character Yama is a person who punishes people who have done wrong. He punishes the wrong ones the same way as described in the 28 hells of Bhagavad Gita. He is physically strong enough to fight with the world of sinners. But why he is in a killing spree? Does he really consider himself as the god of death? Or is he a psychopath? Or may be a serial killer. To know all about him you have to read the story. Writing everything here would be unfair to the author.
Full credit goes to the Author for maintaining the thrill and suspense till the very last page of the book. Somewhere in the middle you might get a hint or two about who Yama really is but don’t be a detective yourself, reading it till the end would definitely be worth your time. With lots of twists and turns in the story, this book is a complete thriller that will entertain you till the last page.
Likings: Fast paced, short chapters, full on suspense, worth your bucks
Disliking: Between the pages you might relate the book to the movie ‘Aparichit’.
- Yama- Book Review