One fine day, someone from London wrote to me asking me whether I would like to read this book and after going through its blurb, I said yes. I’d never imagined this book to be this heavy (weight-wise) and this beautiful, to be honest. One day, a big brown box landed up at my doorstep and when I opened it up and saw the book kept inside it, I couldn’t stop grinning from ear to ear. Brahma Dreaming by John Jackson is the most beautiful book that I have in my little collection of books. Before I start writing about the book, I would like to thank Amanda, publisher of this book, for reaching out to me and arranging the book to be shipped all the way to India. 🙂
Coming back to the book, as we all know, Brahma is known to be as the creator of this universe as per hindu mythology and now imagine him dreaming about various things. That is what Brahma Dreaming is all about. The author John Jackson writes: “This book is dedicated to all those who enjoy the beliefs and dreams of their fellow beings.” and this is what this book is all about. Anyone and everyone can read this book and the delightful illustrations by Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini are just brilliant. These illustrations bring life to the book and I personally was mesmerised by them.
The book is divided into three sections—“Tales of Creation”, “Tales of Destruction” and “Tales of Preservation”. It begins with an introduction to the Trimurti, the three pillars of Hinduism: Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the Preserver), and Shiva (the Destroyer). The author has written about them using his own imagination and this is what works for the book. It is a new and fresh take on the fables and the harmony between with the illustrations and the story made reading this book an experience in itself.
Book Source : Publisher
Publisher : JJ Books
Genre : Graphic Novel, Mythology