Blue God opens on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, where the Pandava warrior, Arjuna, suffers a crisis of courage. His charioteer, Krishna, expounds the eternal dharma for him. This exposition between two armies is the Bhagavad Gita, the Hindu’s Bible.
BLUE GOD cuts back to Krishna’s birth, and back again to the battlefield, and so on, chapter by chapter, until both narratives flow together near the book’s end. Never before have Krishna’s sacred Gita and his colorful personality and life been put together in the same book, certainly not in English by a modern novelist for a modern audience.