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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Truly, as the poem says retellig itself: Aug 26, dely rated it really liked it Shelves: You’ve successfully reported this review.

Each question is answered with another riddle. Thus these stories in some way show the evolution of society over time.

Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik

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Apart from traditional tales this book also includes tales from different regions across India and some parts of South East India. I have often oscillated between being a believer and a non-believer, but this book has tilted my mind and brain towards the former.

I think I will never get tired to read about the Mahabharata. How to Win Friends and Influence People.

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To his credit, these variants are almost always noted to be variants, but usually this fact is mentioned AFTER the episode has been presented 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.

For example, in this book illustgated great war has been compressed into just 1 part whereas in Vyasa’s version, 4 of the 18 parvas are devoted to the war – Bhishma parva, Drona parva, Karna parva and Shalya parva. I guess all Indians can relate to this very well from personal experience! Mar 11, Sumirti Singaravel rated it it was ok Shelves: The stories are embellished and become richer.


Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata

Pattanaik does nothing extraordinary with the material, but the material itself is so powerful, it needs very little to work its magic on the reader. Else, an 11 year old reading it all by herself may find it heavy read, may lose interest or may not be able to understand the deeper, philosophical message contained in the book. The scope is ertelling vast and there are so many characters that typically most interpretations just skim the events and dwell on the famous warring cousins, the Pandavas and the Kauravas.

Talking of society, this book also gives us perspectives and narratives of women who are a part of the epic. The little notes that Devdutt has added gives us a perspective to how the story influenced as well as got influenced by people of various times.

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As a story, it is better written than Jaya, though Jaya has more information packed into it. Awesome were past few days mahaabharata with this book. But such a large epic I wasn’t sure if I wanted to boggle my head with so many names of Kings and queens and plots. A must read, for sure.

That way the illustrafed 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.

Still above is Vaikuntha, heaven, abode of God. 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. In some cases, he is clearly just promoting a pet meme which he may regard as a great insight, but which is far from being widely accepted or even known. Its human nature to take sides in a conflict, but is it out of a sense of justice or for personal gain that we judge?


Women in this period had to bear a brunt of sex hospitality. For that, we should first rdtelling our mythology, religion without any refreshed dose of conclusions which suit our present day needs. The author also mentions rwtelling variations of the tale, regional renditions and lllustrated variations adding layers to the original story.

Also, this book is literally ‘illustrated’ with his line drawings which are simple yet evocative. It is not just to stand apart from the other versions, no maam; he justifies illustrates choice of this title quite satisfactorily before the book ends. Aug 31, Ipshita marked it as to-read. Return to Book Page.

Pattanaik’s take on the wisd When I give three stars to a book, it’s iplustrated grudgingly as I think I may be over-emphasising its merits, or guiltily as I think I may be downplaying the book’s merits. Indeed, I had tried several times before this to read the Mahabharat in its entirety, but could never finish mahabharats.

I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced. The story is complex and multi-layered, the characters are memorable and many-sided and every episode is open to multiple interpretations.

For the Benefit of All Beings. That said, there are also several issues with this book: The Great Indian Epics Retold 2 books. Penguin Books India Genres: The Lord of the Rings: Yudhishtra agrees and moves away from the illlustrated and Rajaji heralds this as an indication of the environmental concern of our ancestors.