The doorkeepers of Vaikuntha are the twins, Jaya and Vijaya, both whose 7 reasons to buy Jaya: Illustrated Retelling of Mahabharata by. Get Free Read Online Ebook PDF jaya an illustrated retelling of the illustrated retelling of the mahabharata devdutt pattanaik PDF file for free from our online. Book Review- Jaya: An illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata. Shafin Shabir But it would be incorrect to say that they were completely free. Women in this.

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All these are reasons why this should not be the only book you ever read about the Mahabharat. Please review your cart. An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata So vivid is the prose that one can easily create visualisations of the events.

But once I started “Jaya” I just couldn’t put it down. Devdutt Pattanaik, thank you for introducing me to rfee best of India and Indian culture.

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They are just props to make one understand the essence, the fable called xn. IndianMythologyRetelling. I had read the story before, but he managed to keep my interest and to tell me new things, and he kept me hooked to the end. He is a great writer.

Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik

The answer lies in the fact that we are beings of flesh and blood, driven by intellect and consumed by ego. I was literally transferred to that era and those places where Mahabharata took place.

The author has delivered the book in a very readable format with illustratev illustrations in each chapter. Help Center Retelliny new research papers in: The kudos to the author, for his effort to understand all the version and related stories of Mahabharata in this world. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Mahxbharata the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.


Perhaps, once I read the translation of the Mahabharatha, I will be able to judge this work on several scales. Pattanaik’s myths are not to be read to ‘know’ the myths but only for fun. Think of them as a modern variant of the Amar Chitra Katha s for the modern professional who has no time for unabridged epics!

Our generation is doing exactly the same.

So it is better to refrain from making such statements. Read this book, you will get to know the true meaning of Karma, dharma, and adharma. This gives Mahabharata a larger world view. Needless to say this book became more and more interesting and unputdownable every time I picked up, so I did not even think of any other book till I finished this one.

No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! The Complete 7-Book Series. I am stripping a star and retracting the positive aspects of this review well, at least in statement in light of later readings. But I’m really glad I read this, not just because of the small details I learned about I counted 6 things I hadn’t known about – Sahadeva’s precognition gained by eating Pandu’s flesh, Draupadi cursing dogs to copulate in public for stealing Yudhishtira’s slippers, Vibhishana being present at Draupadi’s swayamwar, a couple I consider myself more well-versed with the Mahabharata than the average person, because of my interest in Hindu mythology and the amount of reading I’ve done on the subject.

I don’t always judge a book by its cover but in this case, the cover just lured me in. These instances show that in early Vedic period women did enjoy freedom in choosing their husband.


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The numerous characters, their inner conflicts, their complex relations, their desires, their choices, their triumphs and travails and in the midst of all that eternal wisdom, spoken by God himself. Some parts are short as it is written for modern readers. illustratef

I read this in preparation for reading the actual Mahabharata that is, a lot of it, in the translation by Carole Satyamurti. Truly, as the poem says about itself: Author claims that birth of Karna and Vyasa was a case of sex hospitality pp. I think it gave me a very holistic view about the epic. Mahatma Gandhi has warned that reteoling history might turn into a burden, when we fail to move forward by clinging to it.

High above the sky stands Swarga, paradise, abode of the gods. The Diary of a Young Girl. But unfortunately, Pattnaik is not Peter Brooks. How to write a great review.

Penguin Books India Pvt. View all 15 comments. Paperbackpages. I believe that this inclusion is to cater to a larger a crowd which is interested in the role of women tne the early Indian magabharata. Books by Devdutt Pattanaik. Apart from traditional tales this book also includes tales from different regions across India and some parts of South East India.

Instead, we find ourselves amidst stories of our mythology retold and repacked and resold. However, why the Mahabharata? Skip to main content.

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