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Through dance, we can understand a lot about Indian culture, history, geography and more. Why are women considered as Goddesses and at the same time pulled down as objects of pleasure. The stories are embellished and become richer.

A must read, for sure. One thing that always stood out as an anamoly was the repeated conduct of ‘adharmic’ actions by the Pandavas devdutt the war and Krishna’s collusion in most of them.

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He notes that mythological fiction is very popular as it is fantasy rooted in familiar traditional tales. But what I enjoyed the most, were the little boxes at the end of every story which contained commentaries from the author analyzing the specific event. First, the illustrations, and until carefully cevdutt this, I had not realized that Devdutt does his own illustrations, with some help from his driver.

Think of them as a modern variant of the Amar Chitra Katha s for the modern professional who has no time for unabridged epics!

I do not like the matter of fact tone, with analysis at the end of every chapter. An Illustrated Retelling of the Bhagavata. An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata.

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He notices dance as part of pattanaiik. It’s like a spider web, where each string may seem to be far away from its only center but has an effect on it, eventually.

Some of the illustrations are breathtaking in their honesty and imagination and is worth every penny spent on the books. The illustrations are eye-catching making this book more amazing.

Sometimes they contain tid-bits of how those stories are relevant even today, or how they have seeped into our, and other foreign cultures. I could recall some of the scenes and characters especially Krishna so clearly. In Vaikuntha there is jayx forever, in Swarga there is pleasure for only as long as you pattanajk. This book is full of revelation that surprised me a lot, so many unknown stories, characters.

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Mahatma Gandhi has warned that our history might turn into a burden, when we fail to move forward by clinging to it. Aromas of Incandescent Reveries.

Richly illustrated with over line drawings by the author, the chapters abound with little-known details such as the names of the hundred Kauravas, the worship of Draupadi as a goddess in Tamil Nadu, the stories of Astika, Madhavi, Jaimini, Aravan and Barbareek, the Mahabharata version of the Shakuntalam and devdurt Ramayana, and the dating of the war based on astronomical data.

Yes this book is a page-turner though we knew the ending and plot. He has incorporated Vedic knowledge into human devdugt management. There is no hero or villain, there is only dharma and adharma, vijaya and jaya.


Review: Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik

He is a great writer. A definite future reread. Read this book, you will get to know th Check out the full review on my blog here http: Paperbackpages. Your pattabaik address will not be published.

Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik

It ponders over various social,political and economical pattansik that we men faced in society and strangely enough face today. Couple that with the fact that author has tried to remain neutral about various meanings that can be derived from devsutt chapter and tried to present variations among different versions of Mahabharata and its stories among the folklore from different parts of India and a version from Indonesia.

The brightest aspect of Jaya is the interpretation of incidents in the epic in the socio-cultural light of the times in which it was written and re-written.

I have found a lot of things I think I will never get tired to read about the Mahabharata. View all 5 comments. The author suggests that Arjuna was very insecure about his position as the best archer and that the Pandavas were mostly insecure and unsure of their identity till their marriage to Draupadi.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Different people will have their own mythology, reframing old ones or creating new ones.