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Hence, Edvdutt would not recommend it for readers wishing to be initiated to Mahabharata or those looking to immerse themselves in the immenseness of this monumental work. I have found a lot of things I didn’t know but I also like to re-read the stories I already know.

The world of mahabharata is a deterministic world, where actions have consequences, if not in one lifetime then several births later. Published October jsya by Penguin Global first published August 14th He has also worked as a consultant at Ernst and Young. This is Mahabharata for the IT age.

Review: Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik – Aromas of Incandescent Reveries

The dry narrative of several otherwise blood-boiling and goosebump-inducing events is a bit of a dampener. Nonetheless, Patnaik has tried to tell all the sub-plots and stories behind characters. It is much more than that deveutt perhaps this narrow interpretation has deterred people, who look at the title and the cover, without getting into what the book actually contains. The Wanted to read Mahabharata before I moved on to reading some other books which compare their content with Mahabharata and its characters.


Nonetheless, it captivates the reader. I have often oscillated between being a believer and a non-believer, but this book has tilted my mind and brain towards the former.

Without a doubt, this is a book that I shall re-read and savor again. However, why the Mahabharata?

Review: Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik

Vedavyasa or Vyasadeva is a title, conferred on someone who collates and classifies the Vedas. Also, I strongly wish the story be told in its own essence rather than we draw conclusions devdugt assumptions to suit our present day needs, which is what the author does again and again.

Waiting for Dawn avik on Short Story: The Great Indian Epics Retold 2 books. It even felt like I could recommend this book to any non-Indian person who might be interested in knowing more about this epic.

Jul 14, Sarthak Pranit rated it really liked it.

Return to Book Page. What makes things even more complicated is the fact that Vishnu the so called supreme ruler of the world is born as a human being – Krishna, and plays a pivotal role in the whole story.

Illustrated Retelling of Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik 1. Not surprising that I retained this feelin This is not a new story and as any kid who grew up in the 90s India can attest, no one can shake the Mahabharata from BRChopra’s epic. Every chapter has comments that draws attention to variations of the story, the intention of the story, the rituals and customs that may have emerged from the story and practiced even today. It includes tales not just from the classical Sanskrit but also from regional and folk variants from across India and even South East Asia.


It was the first book by Patnaik that I attempted. Read this book, you will get to know the true meaning of Karma, dharma, and adharma. Nov 17, Prem rated it really liked it. Devdutt Pattanaik’s voice Recorded January But I wanted more: The book started well as it provided a fresh and clear take on Mahabharata without rationalizations and without apology.

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.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I could recall some of the scenes and characters especially Krishna so clearly. He is a great writer. Our generation is doing exactly the same. So even though the chapters are arranged in a chronological manner, really they can be read in any order if one so desires.