MYSTERY OF THE LUMINOUS ISLAND WILL MAKE YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH GEOLOGY
Today we are going to talk about a book and also a new movement in the Indian literature scene that is quite rare and rather fascinating.
We often have this complaint that people in a certain stream do not market the stream well enough.
It is often the case that all the great treasures that any stream holds itself locked within the people who are pursuing it.
It is especially during this crisis when someone like Amarjyoti Chaudhuri decides to challenge that and make everyone fall in love with what he does.
He is a bonafide and experienced geologist himself and he can easily be called the Indiana Jones of India but where Indiana Jones lacks deep education and explaining, this book contains and does a flawless job.
MYSTERY OF THE LUMINOUS ISLAND: FROM A ROCK HUNTERS DIARY IS FOR EVERYONE
When we say that this book is for everyone, we mean that this book can educate literally anyone on the complex geological features and complex landscapes of this beautiful India without making it boring.
By the time you finish this book, you will feel a multitude of things. You will feel like you just completed a university degree without the long wait and struggle.
You will feel like you just came out of a beautiful movie that has the same nostalgic feel as a book like the Tintin series.
You will feel exhausted from using your imagination to travel to some of the most beautiful landscapes in India and you will feel like you just returned home from a long journey and you are a changed person.
This is the magic that Amarjyoti has managed to portray.
BUT WHAT IS MYSTERY OF THE LUMINOUS ISLAND: FROM A ROCK HUNTERS DIARY?
Let’s get the biggest question out of the way and let us try to define this mammoth text, by mammoth we do not mean this is as big as the Bible but we mean that it is big in character.
Simply put this is a selected narrative of short stories which are a combination of fictional and anecdotal and based on some of the fantastic real-life experiences of our beloved author and geologist Amarjyoti Chaudhuri.
While our author could have easily written a textbook about all the different geographical formations but it won’t feel personal.
What makes this book personal and as real as life is the fact that they are tigers, gem mafias, snakes, dacoits and a lot more.
Why is this important?
This is important because any geological formation does not exist by itself because it also houses life and along with that the perils of life.
If the book would have simply talked about geological formations, then it would have been an average book but it talks about every complex dynamic that makes a place real.
However, this book is not just limited to geology or just personal anecdotes. This book teaches us a lot about the etymology and the names of popular places and how they came to be.
Like the name of one of the biggest metropolitan cities and the story behind it. So, history is done justice as well.
AN INTERNATIONAL APPEAL
From the start of this blog, we might have used the word India a little too often or you might have seen the word India a little too often and imagined yourself seeing it a lot.
However, this book is as International as it is Indian. The fact that makes it unique is that this book is in part international from an Indian perspective.
While there are narratives that travel the incredible areas around the world but the eyes that travel these areas are deeply Indian and lets the reader see the landscape and the anecdotes from an Indian perspective.
This is something that will make the book not only exciting to read but rather relatable and endearing and this is something that very few anecdotal books manage to do.
SHOULD YOU BUY THIS BOOK?
The question here should not be if you should buy the book but rather how many copies.
This book is deep but also casual, exciting and yet educational and this book is exactly something that you would want to gift to someone young in their life’s journey.
While this seems like a rare niche category but you won’t believe it when we show you the number of sales that is book is doing.
Maybe this book has hit a nostalgic and adventurous nerve with the audience or maybe this book has something that we are yet to decipher, whatever the case may be, this book certainly is worth reading and is worth your every rupee.
So, should you buy this book?
We say absolutely!
We wish we could say more about this book but that would mean we would risk giving out spoilers. Instead, we are suggesting that you go check out the book which is currently on sale right now.