Jaya An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata Book Description
High above the sky stands Swarga, paradise, abode of the gods. Still above is Vaikuntha, heaven, abode of God.
The doorkeepers of Vaikuntha are the twins, Jaya and Vijaya, both whose names mean ‘victory’. One keeps you in Swarga; the other raises you into Vaikuntha. In Vaikuntha there is bliss forever, in Swarga there is pleasure for only as long as you deserve.
What is the difference between Jaya and Vijaya? Solve this puzzle and you will solve the mystery of the Mahabharata. 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 Chattisgarh, Gondhal of Maharashtra, Terukkuttu of Tamil Nadu, and Yakshagana of Karnataka.
Richly illustrated with over 250 line drawings by the author, the 108 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. With clarity and simplicity, the tales in this elegant volume reveal the eternal relevance of the Mahabharata, the complex and disturbing meditation on the human condition that has shaped Indian thought for over 3000 years.
Amidst all the relocation drama, Jaya kept me company and I loved every minute I spent with this audio book icon smile Audiobook Review: Jaya An Illustrated Retelling of Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik . It also fell right in ...
When I read Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling Of The Mahabharata, I did not think it would have any different treatment of the Mahabharata. Well, I was proved wrong. It certainly was a very intelligently written interpretation.
I may run a risk of sounding like a fanboy but Devdutt Pattanaik has once again proved that he is one of the most important mythologist of this generation. Like the previous edition, Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of Mahabharata, ...
In 2010, he plunged into a very imaginative and well-researched retelling of the Mahabharata – “Jaya – An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata“. The results were spectacularly successful. The book became a blockbuster ...
Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata. I wanted to read Mahabharata for a long time. Thanks Devdutt. I really enjoyed reading this book. Its simple and straight forward . Please read this book with out having any ...
Book Review : Jaya; An Illustrated Retelling of the 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 ...
Having read modern mythologies based on older mythologies and warped fiction on speculations, it was a breather to read a “simple” retelling. To keep it “simple” requires a MASTER and I salute Devdutt Pattanaik for this feat.
What is the difference between Jaya and Vijaya? Solve this puzzle and you will solve the mystery of the Mahabharata. In this enthralling retelling of India's greatest epic, the Mahabharata, originally known as Jaya, Devdutt Pattanaik seamlessly ...
The book Jaya An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik
(author) is published or distributed by Penguin India [014310425X, 9780143104254].
This particular edition was published on or around 2010-08-14 date.
Jaya An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata has Paperback binding and this format has 372 number of pages of content for use.
This book by Devdutt Pattanaik
is written in English language.
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