Kavach of Surya
Karna could never have lost the final battle to Arjuna had he not given away his Kavach (armour) and Kundal (earrings) that were a gift from his father, Surya. The armour rendered Karna invincible against any foe.
We are in the 21st century. What if someone can find that armour today?
Vasu, a resolute man, sets out to retrieve the Kavach-Kundal. To guide him Karna himself turns up from the past. The hunt takes them to the Himalayas in the North, Dwarka in the West, Rameshwaram in the South and Konark in the East. And at each leg, they have to surmount hurdles of catastrophic proportions.
And Vasu is not the only one interested in this quest. A dubious character gets on Vasu’s trail and casts traps on his path. The young and charming Sahar, a marine archaeologist, joins Vasu to help him in the race.
Join Vasu and Sahar in this thrilling adventure to know why the armour was all that potent, and if it still exists.
COMMENT BY RUSKIN BOND
What stands out in this story is not whether Vasu completes the task, but how he undertakes the mission and what the expedition turns him into. Here, the journey is more important than the destination, and the reader shall see the protagonist going through a subtle spiritual transformation. —- Ruskin Bond
COMMENT BY KAVITA KANÉ
A riveting, modern take on the mystery of the kavach and the kundal and that enduring mystique of Karna. A must-read thriller. —- Kavita Kané
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