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Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata

This is not spiritual or philosophical book, its about way of life. The Ollustrated of Others. I think I will never get tired to read about the Mahabharata. Brilliantly put, Pattnaik manages to grasp the messages of every fable of Mahabharata. Yudhishtra agrees and moves away from the forest and Rajaji heralds this as an indication of the environmental concern of our ancestors.

The Book of Ram. The Diary of a Young Girl. But this was a refreshing read.

The author quotes Indian psychoanalysts of the Freudian school to suggest that Indian men possibly suffer from the ‘Yayati complex’ rather than the ‘Oedipus complex’. Second, this is not quite an abridged retelling of the Mahabharata. You’ve successfully reported this review. How we rejoiced reading about the The year was Read this book, you will get to know th Check out the full review on my blog here http: But what I noticed when I was midway in this book was that I was reading this non-stop.

A must for religion aficionados. Penguin Books India Genres: Dr Pattanaik has clearly read widely, and bases his book not just on the canonical Sanskrit version but also on multiple local and even international variants the Indonesian version is referenced and dipped into on multiple occasions.

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We should accept that there are parts of them which are outdated. Illustrated Retelling of Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik 1. After thirteen years of exile when Pandavas return, Duryodhana denies them entry, resulting in the war at Kurukshetra. Also, the book helps us in understanding the reasons about the occurrence of many events in the stories iplustrated at the same time looks at exceptions in the society.

That is because this book focuses on something much beyond the war. The God of Small Things. With clarity and simplicity, the tales in this elegant volume reveal the eternal relevance of the Mahabharata, the complex and disturbing meditation on the human condition that has shaped Indian thought for over years. The author has accumulated various stories which are scattered across the country and given off meaningful essence to the readers.

This book is full of revelation that surprised me a lot, so many unknown stories, characters.

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I feel like he is not telling a story but is being pedantic. These three stars are given guiltily. Dhiraj I think it would be more appropriate for an older person say one of the parents or grandparents to read and explain it mahabhaata a 11 year old.

Also, the story can be told in parts yo make it interesting.

Feb 12, Dyuti rated it it was amazing Shelves: When Bhima surfaced, everyone was delighted. Part of the Retelling series: It is a good initiation.

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The Great Indian Epics Retold. The story of Mahabharata is based on a conflict between two families of the Kuru clan- the Pandavas and the Kauravas. Instead, I shall touch upon some of the other interesting aspects of the epic that the author writes about.


There are many variants of the epic with different point of views, delivering different level of depth and in different languages. Why are women considered as Goddesses and at the same time pulled down as objects of pleasure. These comments make reading the book more interesting as they make one aware of myriad rituals practiced in the subcontinent.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Maya author has delivered the book in a very readable format with engaging illustrations in each chapter. At one level, the Mahabharata is the story of the Kuru clan with their complicated semi-divine genealogy and their descent into vicious internecine warfare; culminating in illsutrated grand confrontation at Kurukshetra that ends with the victory of the mostly virtuous Pandava brothers over their mostly villainous Kauruva cousins.

The illustrations are not bad either. The story is complex and multi-layered, the characters are memorable and many-sided and illuwtrated episode is open to multiple interpretations. Another instance which shows the dependence of women on her husband is the part when Pandu decides to become a hermit and his wifes, Kunti and Madri follow him. I will be reading his other books soon with hope for more of the same clarity and less of the cursoriness.