Book Review : Jaya; An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata

Published March 20, 2014 by Laura Crean Author

This sounds like my kind of book. It sounds amazing. I might just have to put this on my mental to buy bookshelf

Avi + Random

JAya- Retelling of Mahabharata Jaya- Retelling of Mahabharata

If you are bought up in Hindu family like me, the stories from Mahabharata can never escape you. Such is a cult of Mahabharata in Indian society that every sub-plot and character has maintained a metaphoric reference in the lives.

Jaya is the ancient name of the epic, probably the name given Vyasa himself, who is credited to be author of the epic. In the adaptation of television series of Mahabharat produced by BR Chopra, the story is narrated by body less figure called “Samay” (Time). In this book, the story is narrated to Janamejaya (Great-Grand son of Arjun) to re-consider the mass killing of Nagas that he had ordered. Then this great epic  of love, hate, revenge, family drama, murder, death, war and redemption was narrated to him.

Dr. Devdutt Pattnaik, who has authored many mythological books, has beautifully compiled this book. Every episode is complemented with folk tales…

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