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One keeps you in Swarga; the other raises you into Vaikuntha. This was, for me, the best part of this book and what may possibly make it worth a read even for those who are already quite familiar with the tale as I was even before reading this book. In Vaikuntha there is bliss forever, in Swarga there is pleasure for only as long as you deserve. Aromas of Incandescent Reveries. But somehow, the word seduction has taken a negative connotation now. The Mahabharata is considered an Itihasa, meaning history.
It includes tales not just from the classical Sanskrit but also from regional and folk variants from across India and even South East Asia. In this enthralling retelling of India’s greatest epic, the Mahabharata originally known as Jaya, Devdutt Pattanaik seamlessly weaves into a single narrative plots from the Sanskrit classic as well as its many folk and regional variants, including the Pandavani of Chhattisgarh, Gondhal of Maharashtra, Terukkuttu of Tamil Nadu and Yakshagana of Karnataka.
Yet, it does not, not even for once, weigh you down with the many different characters, or their complex relationships with other. Aug 27, Rixi rated it it was amazing.
Conversely, when institutional beliefs and individual beliefs are congruent, harmony is the resultant corporate climate. The notes given in black page are well researched. Refresh and try again.
The concepts patanaik dharma and justice are jayq beautifully and even as the Pandavas grow their perspective during their exile and their pride, anger etc get tempered before and after the war, there oattanaik tremendous learning for the reader too.
A must for religion aficionados. The end result is a book that tells not just the basic story of the Mahabharata but also give us an inkling of the vast ocean of Indic religious and secular literature that we may then be tempted to read in more detail.
It is not just to stand apart from the other versions, no maam; he justifies his choice of this title quite satisfactorily before the book ends. A few interesting folk tale traditions and the author’s take on what the driving philosophy is makes the book a worthwhile read but it all smacks a bit strongly of buddhism.
Not that I was not familiar with the stories: There were different regional versions of the Sanskrit Mahabharata too, more than Indians often like to date the Mahabharata as devduutt back in time as possible because we seem to think that something must be great just because it is very old.
Very simple yet meaningful illustration of the epic Mahabharata. View all 3 comments. The author did a very good job in retelling the Mahabharata.
Review: Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik
I have already read the Mahabharata and I’m following lessons with a Swamini about the Bhagavad Gita, so I know there is a lot more and deeper meanings but “Jaya” is really a very good book. That’s why this book gets a 5-star. When Bhima surfaced, everyone was delighted.
An Introduction was published in The scope is so 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. Every chapter has comments that draws attention to variations of the story, the intention of the story, the rituals and customs that paytanaik have emerged from the story and practiced even today.
Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik
But these presuppose that readers or viewers know or understand the context. The answer lies in the fact that we are beings of flesh and blood, driven by intellect and naya by ego. May 01, Vinay Leo R. The whole story is like a riddle, that makes you go on, still asking questions, still left unanswered until it dawns upon you. Published by Penguin India.