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The Later Adventures of Hanuman by Amit Majmudar – collection of 40 mythical tales

The Later Adventures of Hanuman is imaginative and adventurous collection 40 mythical tales of Hanuman’s Post-Ramayana adventures.

The Later Adventures of Hanuman – collection of 40 mythical tales

collection of 40 mythical tales

The Later Adventures of Hanuman by Amit Majmudar

Publication Date : January 18, 2024

Publisher : Penguin

Read Date : March 11, 2024

Genre : Mythological Fiction / collection of 40 mythical tales

Pages : 166

Source : Publisher

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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Other book I have read by the same author :

The Map and the Scissors

Synopsis

The day Hanuman watched his beloved Rama walk into the river Sarayu—at the end of an 11,000-year reign—was one of the most heartbreaking days of his life. Having been granted the boon of immortality, Hanuman is blessed to live on Earth as long as the Ramayana is told and remembered. And so, to heal his grief, he begins to travel all over the world and has many adventures, thrilling and unexpected, ensuring that the Ramayana is never forgotten.In this collection of forty exciting tales, read how Hanuman, the monkey-god, vanquishes the thousand-headed Ahiravana, defeats a giant wasp-demoness, races with Garuda to see who is the fastest and has many other escapades.Action-packed and fast-paced, these reimagined stories of chiranjeevi Hanuman’s later adventures are magical, heart-warming and bittersweet. Continuing the traditional folk practice of inventing adventures for Hanuman, Amit Majmudar takes us along on the monkey-god’s long and lonely, and rollickingly eventful, immortality.

Review

The Later Adventures of Hanuman is collection of 40 mythical tales of Hanuman’s adventures after the age of Rama. I couldn’t review this as soon as I finished the book so I don’t remember all stories. Set after 11,000 years of reign of King Rama I, Some stories written in chronological order and some follows random timeline, these 40 tales vividly portray Post-Ramayana life of Hanuman.

From perfecting asceticism to wandering aimlessly, devoid of the adventures he once shared with Rama, Hanuman’s poignant life take interesting turn when he found his famous Gada rusting which started series of adventures.

I didn’t know Hanuman had boon to live as long as story of Ramayana is told, practically immortal. This revelation that is making me want to read more Indian mythology.

All 40 mythical tales are imaginative, adventurous, action packed filled with magic and wisdom, each tale is 3-8 pages long, in which Hanuman meets different foes, lovers, rivals, friends, devotees, Gods, and fellow monkeys whom he called Later-day-monkeys. The narrative unfolds through layers throughout the book, each tale has message, wisdom and interesting perspective that can resonate to all.

I loved that story Arjun versus Rama that gives message of not comparing yourself with other and focusing on your own skill. I also liked the tale with Goddess of memory that has message of not focusing on bitter part of past but the whole past and remember the good ones. Some stories even take place outside India which was super interesting.

Seeing Kaliyuga through Hanuman’s eyes was enlightening, although I didn’t like him thinking western clothing is bad, also his despondency regarding contemporary issues, dejected feel he showed in some tales, like no one can do anything about the present day problems. Lack of hope, contrasted with the prevalent theme of hope in epic myths. But I also liked how it shows sobering reflection on the complexities of modern life.

Overall, The Later Adventures of Hanuman is imaginative and adventurous collection of 40 mythical tales of Hanuman’s Post-Ramayana adventures that offers timeless journey filled with wonder, wisdom, and the enduring spirit of Hanuman.

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