Review of THE DIVINE THRONE OF MAHARANI MEERAMANI by Meenakshi Verma

Title : The Divine Throne of Maharani Meeramani

Author : Meenakshi Verma

Price : Rs.299/-

No. Of pages : 278

Publishers : Invincible Publishers

Blurb :

This story has Historical, Political & Social aspects. “JAIRAJGARH,” The Grand Empire of Rajputana, whose King is a great warrior, and a devious politician. He didn’t limit his devious politics to only the royal throne, but extended it to his personal relationships. He’s a ruler, who waited for a long time to have a successor for his grand empire and went on to design a conspiracy for the murder of his own child… The third wife of the King, Maharani Meeramani, who is a warrior by actions, and a hermit by thoughts. This ardent devotee of Lord Shiva, turned her pain into power and despite being a stepmother of a Eunuch Prince, Meeramani has not only loved, but has safeguarded the prince from his own father and beyond everyone’s imagination, she has tried to prepare him to take over the Royal Throne while fighting against all odds of society. A ‘Eunuch’ Prince, whose responsibility is to earn rights for the entire Eunuch community. A Political and Social war between the ‘King’& his ‘Queen’. Who will win and claim the Royal Throne Will Queen Meeramani convert the Royal Throne into “The Divine Throne”? To unravel the truth you have to be a part of the journey of Queen Meeramani’s struggle.

Review :

The Divine throne of Maharani Meeramani is a history based fiction book with fast paced story line. This book is set up in historical days where a king had all the rights to marry many women in the name of political marriage. This book deals with every aspect of struggles a women undergone during the ancient time and also serves a great social message about eunuch community. 

The book opens up with the story of the Maharana Ranjeeth Singh’s kingdom and later it unveils the flashback of Ranjeeth’s father, Surya Dev Pratap Singh’s history which uncovers the struggles faced by Surya Dev as his own queens and children fought with each other. Grasping his father’s life as a lesson, Ranjeeth determines to marry as many wives as he want but was sure enough that he will get child to the throne from the only wife he loves. He then marries Vaishali, Ambika and Meeramani. Vaishali expires at an young age and Ambika conceives with the heir to the throne. Meeramani and Ambika share a bond more than real sisters. Then destiny rules their life, when they found that Ambika’s child, Samar Dev is a eunuch. Further the book expands on why the king plotted a plan to kill his own son and how Meeramani managed to decode his plan with her intellectual thoughts.

Build up in ancient days, the author has very well narrated every incidents and the characterisation helps to maintain coherence in the book. The gripping story line engages the readers with the book till the end. It may not be easy to narrate a historical plotted book, but the author has done with an ease. The conversations between father and son serves some important life lessons. The usage of simple words with lucid language helps to finish off the book in a single go. The cover of the book suits well with the story but it could have been better to attract readers. The blurb gives a deep insight on what’s hidden in the book. The editing errors could have been avoided.

Verdict :

A great book with a good social message. Worth the time spent.

Ratings :

Cover : 4 / 5

Title : 4 / 5

Plot : 4.5 / 5

Narration : 4 / 5

Editing and presentation : 3.5 / 5

Overall ratings : 4 / 5

Amazon link :


https://www.amazon.in/gp/aw/d/9386148773/ref=tmm_pap_title_sr?ie=UTF8&qid=1505379119&sr=8-1

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