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The illustrations are not bad either. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want degdutt read. I do not like the matter of fact tone, with analysis at the end of every chapter. Mahadev is based on his work [34] [35] [36] and Epic channelwhere he presents Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik.

There is no hero or villain, there is only dharma and adharma, vijaya and jaya. Everyone thought Bhima was dead and prepared a funeral feast for him, with vegetables and spices.

I hardly ever write a review I’m too lazy; rating the book is as far as I go because all it takes is a click but in this case I felt like making an exception. Jaya means victory, don’t be mistaken that its about the victory of the Battle. High above the sky stands Swarga, paradise, abode of the gods.

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Mahabharata is a story which always leaves me wanting mo Awesome were past few days spent with this book. This kind of casual mistake makes one suspect that other casual comments about the origins of devxutt words may also be incorrect or at least, may not reflect what most other scholars believe.


To see what your friends thought of this book, dedutt sign up. The story is complex and multi-layered, the characters are memorable and many-sided and every episode is open to multiple interpretations. The author quotes Indian psychoanalysts of the Freudian dedutt to suggest that Indian men possibly suffer from the ‘Yayati complex’ rather than the ‘Oedipus complex’.

Bhishma is also shown to be not so saintly but prone to pride and arrogance in the way he kidnapped Amba, Ambika and Ambalika and ruining Amba’s life in the process. But unfortunately, Pattnaik is not Peter Brooks.

The author has also given his interpretations of a lot of events in the book which build upon his central theme – the answer to the question – to judge or not to judge God. Why does chaos reign in a society built with laws.

High above the sky stands Swarga, paradise, abode of the gods. The retelling of the great Indian epic Mahbharat by Devdatt Patnaik is a great work. View all 5 comments.

There was hardly any chapter in which I didn’t come across some new tidbit or other, and that is when I pzttanaik watched all 94 episodes of B. Devdutt Pattanaik’s illustration is how a narration should be, to be told without holding any prejudices, and understanding its importance, to act as the mediator to convey the message.

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No chapter ends with a cliff-hanger. This ending is the reason the book was originally called Jaya by Vyasa. 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.


Still above is Vaikuntha, heaven, abode of God. Dec 16, Anubhav rated it pattanalk was amazing Shelves: The kudos to the author, for his effort to understand all the version and related stories of Mahabharata in this world.

Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik

So the author chooses to call his book ‘Jaya – An illustrated retelling of the Mahabharata’ rather than simply ‘Mahabharata retold’ or some such As a story, it is better written than Jaya, though Jaya has more information packed into it.

There are chapters in total grouped in 18 sections like parvas in the Sanskrit versioneach chapter spans pages and makes them dvdutt easy to read while on a short break. I didn’t realize reading this would be such an epiphany.

It starts with an introduction, discussing the place of the entire work in south Asian society and how it developed over time. It is when people are seen as mere resources meant to be managed [read manipulated] through compensation and so-called motivation; it is when they are treated like switches in a circuit board; it is then that disharmony descends causing disruption.