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He waits and gets his work done patiently. It was that by telling him the truth at the time she did, she ended up making Karna untrue to Duryodhana in his death, when he had spent most of his life being true to him.

But here we also see his feet of clay and his rigid ideologies which make him both vulnerable and arrogant. It requires a wide open mind to get into the shoes of Duryodhana which, I would say, the author has skillfully done.

Ask people about Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi. The Kauravas were the villains, despite the noble acts they committed.

Ajaya: Roll of the Dice by Anand Neelakantan

After hearing about Ajaya I confess spending restless days waiting for the book after hearing that this was going to be another counter story. The only problem with Ajaya is that the hero is quite anaemic. His sense of justice is evident when he fights on behalf of Ekalavya or he takes offense at the living conditions of the poor in Indraprastha, but the author does not let these speak for itself. I wish you’d write about other fallen and misunderstood characters in our hindu mythology Parallel to this ajayz, readers will find the character of Eklavya, a young outcast who wants to become a mighty warrior despite being from a lower caste.


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Going back to the coin aspect, I wish to share a new perspective. Preview — Ajaya by Anand Neelakantan. And that is where I started closely following Anand to find out about his next ventures. What’s is the biggest evil humankind ever produced?

However many of the original events te the epic has been ignored,modified and chiselled if such a way which doesn’t justify some of the characters.

All of which may well have been true, if the result of the fratricide was any different. And people have embraced his books with both their hands The Legend of Baali, Sugreeva and Tara. It has been acknowledged that Duryodhana was a just and benevolent ruler. But my fascination remained dormant for many years, emerging only briefly to taunt and irritate my pious aunts during family gatherings. The best thing i liked about this book is, how awesome Hinduism is.

It was Prince Suyodhana who stood against the injustice done against the low caste oc. Why is this book interesting?

Epic of the Kaurava Clan 1. Instead of blindly following the myths, he has created a new genre, of remaking and retelling, questioning and arguing.

The plot thickens as the Princes grow up together in the Hastinapura palace, always shadowed by the conflicting ambitions of their powerful mothers and bound by the strict Kshatriya code imposed by Grand Regent Bhishma.

At first he was exceptionally irate, yet later on, he let go off, knowing the fact that Subhadra, his love ran away with Arjuna as per her own wishes.

I went into the book expecting a saga of family and politics minus the divinity and righteousness. Arguably, it is also a hypothesis of what ‘could have been’, and not what it ‘is’, as handed down to us over the generations.


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When you interpret history with unbiased agenda yes villains become heroes and heroes become villains!!! Thanks for telling us about the problem. They were my heroes. Cashback within 3 days from shipment. The story of Ravana and his People was an excellent read that was quite engrossing and proved Anand to be an excellent writer who does extensive research before writing his book and takes his own time to sip and d http: Write a product amaya.

What we see is only drama.

There are also instances – important ones – that the author skips completely. That was a big negative for me. The story is not about the war for land or kingdom We openly accept the other perspective even on epics which have been ingrained in the common physche of the society for thousands of years This is a brilliant book. Roll of Dice by Anand Neelakantan is the second book from the same author that I have read and reviewed.

The diversity in perspective will be enormous and each perspective or opinion is a position of the coin and from where the individual is looking at the coin.

Lists with This Book. Mahabharata is a story of Strong Warriors. After reading the book, a big question emanates from the mind. The descriptive prose is meticulous with an uncanny eye for detail. But the Asura emperor would not leave me alone. The novel starts with Bhishma, the Great Regent of Hastinapura who conquers the Gandhara kingdom and takes the princess Gandhari for his nephew Dhritarashtra, the ruler of Hastinapura.

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