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March 8, 2005

The DaVinci Code….

Filed under: Uncategorized — MBN @ 3:03 am

DavinciCode-bkDavid Brown’s novel starts like a Hollywood thriller and ends with a Bollywood hangover. I like the novel regardless. Surprisingly no sex, so much unlike an American thriller. As expected the portrayal of Jesus ignited fury of the Church. A friend once told me, “histories are lies”. Some of the observations made by the author in the novel echos my friend:
“….history is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books – books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon?’…. By it’s very nature history is always a one-sided account”.
As the historian Romila Thapar said: “there is no absolute objective history”.

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2 Comments »

  1. Hi! Just checking.
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    Comment by vaibhav — March 13, 2005 @ 6:31 am

  2. I like that… starts like a Hollywood thriller and ends with a Bollywood hangover. Though I’m not quite sure what a Bollywood hangover is.

    Anyway, just browsing the blogosphere and found your site.

    Comment by sara — March 24, 2005 @ 6:44 am


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