How did Kanha the Gop become Krishna the Lord?
Mathura is in turmoil. Prince Kansa has deposed King Ugrasen in a palace coup and imprisoned his cousin Devaki and her husband Vasudeva on the basis of a prophesy. He has set off the three Yadava clans—the Andhakas, Vrishnis and the Bhojas against one another in order to cling to power. But, unknown to Kansa, his minister Chanur plots to keep the tyrant King in check and establish a tribal homeland. Elsewhere, Hastinapur and Magadh are embroiled in a race for supremacy.
In this era of conflicts, Kanha grows up in Gokul as a cowherd. But bigger things are in store for him and he soon gets sucked in the vortex of conspiracies against Kansa. What is Kanha’s true identity? How does a mere cowherd dethrone a tyrant? How does he overcome caste and colour prejudices and gain acceptance as Krishna, the avatar of Lord Vishnu?
The journey to divinity from Kanha to Krishna is not without its costs. A saga of treachery and betrayals unfolds as Kanha’s personal life is sacrificed at the altar of a predetermined strategy.
Kanha to Krishna is a unique retelling of the story of Krishna with an intensely realistic and political narrative.
Kanha to Krishna: The Journey to Divinity by Pranab Mullick
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