The First Aryan
The Legend of Vrsakapi
Will a series of brutal killings destroy the very foundation of Parsuvarta, an ancient kingdom?
A series of murders have taken place in Parsupur, the capital city of Parsuvarta. Kasyapa and Agastya, two students training to become priests, are asked by their guru to investigate the deaths. Around the same time, there is great turmoil brewing in the city-a palace coup and a battle for supremacy between the traditional Indra worshipers and the new sect of Varuna followers.
It is an age when Vedic gods are worshiped, religious sacrifices are performed regularly, commerce flourishes and kings are guided by their loyal head priests. But beneath this façade of order lie prejudices and political rivalries, jealousy and power games. This is why the murders, which at first seem to be unconnected, soon lead in the same direction. It is now up to Kasyapa and Agastya to find out the common thread and identify the killer.
The First Aryan is a one-of-its-kind murder mystery set in the Vedic times.
Paramu Kurumathur is an avid reader of historical works, who has been exposed to diverse cultures and religious works over decades. A keen traveller, he has visited and stayed in around forty countries. He is also an ardent student of Sanskrit and has published a series of online tutorials on learning the language in easy steps-these can be accessed on www.oursanskrit.com. His research into the Rig Veda seeded the idea for The First Aryan.
Paramu is an alumnus of IIT Madras. He has been working in the international software services industry and global IT management since 1980. His interests include studying and interpreting ancient Indian writings, writing limericks and promoting humour as a way of life.