Alexander the Great was one of the greatest rulers in history. However, he died under strange circumstances at the age of 32 and his murder is still widely debated. This text uncovers 16 previously unknown secrets that attempt to solve the mystery behind the untimely death of one of the greatest kings the world has ever seen. History recollects two different versions of his death, both of which state that he was murdered through poisoning. However, since accounts from ancient times are hard to find, the true details of his murder are still shrouded in doubt and mystery.
The Murder of Alexander the Great: Book 1: The Puranas by Ajith Kumar is the first in a two-part series that offers a different perspective after almost 2,000 years on the death of the greatest commander throughout history. Through the text, Alexander the Great is established as a prominent figure in Sanskrit literature as well. This brings to light some previously unknown facts about his life and the circumstances that led to his murder. The first book follows Alexander the Great’s journey of rising to power and brilliant analysis of that journey as the secrets slowly unfold.
Ajith Kumar has built a unique and powerful narrative, taking help from ancient Indian texts and artifacts as well. His work truly displays a different world that depicts blood-thirsty wars and endless struggles for power. However, the sixteen secrets that the author has identified are distinct and only been possible through the comparisons that have been drawn with Indian history. Alexander’s empire had stretched all the way to the Northwestern territories of this country. Therefore, his life and death are part of its history. Since this work plays an essential role in rewriting history, it is a must-read for any reader who has interest in mysteries of the past. It is beautifully composed and the author’s unique care for detail shines through the writing. The prose is excellent and Ajith Kumar has the unwonted ability to grab and sustain the reader’s attention throughout the narrative.
REVIEWED BY BERTIN DRIZLLER Review Date: February 4, 2022 Category: History