This is my first book by this author. Loved the language and flow of the book. The language was very musical and there was a rhythm which I could feel. It gives the reader a fresh perspective and above all it has a voices the emotions portrayed by the feminine goddess. She also goes on to portray the presence of Shakti in the lives of the Holy Trinity - Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.
The story of Usas was new to me and was first very shocked when I read the happenings because it has happened to the immortal where gods and their respective wives were the witnesses to it.More shocking is that they don't lift their fingers to help the damsel in distress. The narration is such that you don't know to differentiate between the fiction and the mythology part of the story. Something that I would like to highlight is that the incidents of this book that talks about the mishaps that happened to the immortals is what is happening to the mortals in the present day.
This book has been written after the author has well researched, I believe because there are many instances where you as a reader is made to think, and think deep. She has used strong and appropriate words to bring out the emotions in each phase of Shakti.
This work of Anuja Chandramouli could be used as a thesis or reference for those who are doing research of Indian goddesses or mythology.
However, I would not recommend this for the beginners because they need to gain an insight into what Shakti is all about before reading this book.