Less a novel more scripted like a Bollywood potboiler. With the number of Bollywood ‘intellectuals’ giving a high five to the book that should have been a Red flag in itself. The author has reduced the Ramayana narrative of greater things to a lecherous, vile and shamefully idiotic portrayal of Bali and Sugreev. Its almost scandalous how the widely admired mythological figures can be reduced to cartoonish characters in a love triangle. The author seems to be a new age leftist trying to take a high moral ground by giving the so called ‘Varna-system’ color to our religious beliefs and mythologies as well.