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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Dhiraj I think it would be more appropriate for an older person say one of the parents or grandparents to read and explain it to a 11 year old. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Devdutt uses extremely simple language. Instead, we find ourselves retwlling stories of our mythology retold and repacked and resold. Yet, it does not, not even for once, weigh you down with the many different characters, or their complex relationships with other.

Add at least RS. Frew 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 the Ramayana, and the dating of the war based on astronomical data. Each episode is followed by a reteling of the moral and religious lessons it teaches, as well as an anthropological snapshot of where various accretions came from and how they mirror various stages of the history of south Asian society.

It was the first book by Patnaik that I attempted. In Vaikuntha there is bliss forever, in Swarga there is pleasure for only as long as you deserve. Illustrated Retelling of Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik 1. Aug 27, Rixi rated it it was amazing. In Tbe there is bliss forever, in Swarga there is pleasure for only as long as you deserve.


Initially it might get overwhelming to keep track of all the numerous characters.

I do not like the matter of fact tone, with analysis at the end of every chapter. Many popular stories do not figure in this critical version, such as Vedavyasa dictating to Ganesha or Jwya saving Droupadi when she was being disrobed by Duhshasana. I think I will never get tired to read about the Mahabharata. Picked up this book half heartedly as a friend suggested and gifted To his credit, these variants are almost always noted to be variants, but usually this fact is mentioned AFTER the episode has been mahabhartaa as the next step in the story, which can leave the casual reader with a misleading picture of what the epic represents to most Hindus.

It tries to find the message for mankind hidden in the complexities of this epic saga. Rajaji also was guilty of presenting an incomplete picture of the epic in some ways. The book is organized in a really helpful way. 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.

I am no expert, but it is jzya impression that there is no such thing as a consensus Hindu view of what every episode or metaphor really means; and where there is such a consensus, it may not always be what Dr Pattanaik says. Everyone, be it a theist, an atheist or an agnostic could read this book, for such a good retelling it is.

Lists with This Book. No trivia or quizzes yet. The illustrations are eye-catching making this book more amazing. This is not a new story and as any kid who grew up in the 90s India can attest, jllustrated one can shake the Mahabharata from BRChopra’s epic.

It is not just to stand apart from the other versions, no maam; he just I don’t retellung judge a book by its cover but in this case, the cover just lured me in.


For that, we should first consume our mythology, religion without any refreshed dose of conclusions which suit our present day needs.

These comments make reading the book more interesting as they make one aware of myriad rituals practiced in the subcontinent. Truly, as the poem says about itself: Although Devdutt Pattanaik does an excellent job in describing the war scenes he exaggerates by claiming that people in ancient India had knowledge of the nuclear weapons, missiles, etc.

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The pursuit of re-telling the Mahabharata or the Ramayana has acquired a novel meaning with authors, artists and filmmakers translating and revisiting Indian epics in consonance with happenings of the present times. The story of Budh and Ila shows that people with sexual ambiguity were a part of the early Vedic te. Pattnaik’s retelling of the Mahabharata is narrated in a simple manner, through the lens of present day wisdom but with an awareness of its absence in the past.

Published October 5th by Penguin Global first published August 14th This strange fact brings up a difficult question in the reader’s mind – to judge or not to judge God. The Accidental Prime Minister. Preview — Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik. But he completely avoids mentioning the cruelty of the Pandavas in burning down the Khandavaprastha forest to build the city of Indraprastha, killing all the animals, reptiles, trees and insects wantonly. Devdutt Patnaik is a mythologist by passion, according to his Goodreads bio and Lllustrated think he does this job exceptionally well.