The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik Ajaya by Anand Neelakantan Karna’s Alter Ego by Surendra Nath Mrityunjaya. Devdutt Pattanaik is an Indian author known for fictional work and interpretations of ancient Indian scriptures. He has incorporated Vedic knowledge into human resource management. His books include Myth = Mithya: A Handbook of Hindu Mythology; Jaya: An. I have read five renowned versions of Mahabharata (marked as authentic by experts). I have also read Devdutt Pattanaik’s book “Jaya – An Illustrated Retelling of.

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A must for religion aficionados. Then it proceeds episode by episode through the epic. I feel like he is not telling a story but is being pedantic. The author lists ten major acts of ‘adharma’ during the war and shows that eight belonged to the Pandavas and Krishna while only two were committed by the Kauravas. In the Greek view, dominated by the Oedipus complex, it is the next generation which inherits society, while in the Indian world-view, dominated devduyt the Yayati paattanaik, it is the older generation which always dominates society, explaining the stranglehold of tradition over modernity in Indian society.

Through adventures and small incidents Jaya asks us questions that make us wonder what is right, what is wrong? MaryNichols Mahabharatha will patanaik to understand human psyche. He has been rather contemptuous of the hyper-nationalism of a section of American Hindus who are clueless about Indian realities. When we need to move forward, challenge our own tradition, mythology, culture, vevdutt if need be, our religion. The poem itself states that this is an expanded version of an earlier, much shorter epic, so there is no question about the fact that it has multiple authors who have added and subtracted mostly added material over hundreds or even thousands of years to what was probably a much more compact original.


Devdutt Pattanaik: Jaya by Pradip Bhattacharya

Aug 28, Sai Karann K rated it it was amazing. As an added bonus, the book had wonderful sketches by the author himself, which were a treat to admire. View all 5 comments. This left me wondering how our brain can recollect long forgotten things when something related is encountered much later.


Retrieved from ” https: 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. In his book, Business Sutra: E’ scritto in un inglese semplice e scorrevole e contiene delle illustrazioni molto belle. The Mahabharata, in its canonical Sanskrit version which was likely finalized sometimes in the first years CE consists of 18 parts of varying length, and is by far the longest epic poem in the world averses, ten times longer than the Iliad and Odyssey combined.

Retellings of Indian mythology have been many but for the first time we have a medical doctor ministering to the spirit by evoking archetypal memories through his retellings.

Political needs were placed over Draupadi’s security”.

Review: Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik

I don’t know whether it was because of the Krishna’s adorable childhood antics, the myriad of heroic characters each with their own prowess, or because the unfortunate tale of the Pandava brothers struck a cord in my heart. There are many variants of the epic with different point of views, delivering different level of depth and in different languages.

Jaya is more pattqnaik an academic take on the epic. At several points he uses a version of the story that is not from the traditional Sanskrit text, devduft from various local versions. An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata Nonetheless, it captivates the reader. Pattanaik’s take on the wisdom Krishna imparted to Arjuna, was one I enjoyed. I don’t always judge a book by its cover but in this case, the cover jzya lured me in.


Review: Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik – Aromas of Incandescent Reveries

Yudhishtra agrees and devudtt away from the forest and Rajaji heralds this as an indication of the environmental concern of our ancestors. The numerous characters, their inner conflicts, their complex relations, their d Reading mahabharata was a sudden and unexpected choice on my part. The chapters feel like short stories.

Initially it might get overwhelming to keep track of all the numerous characters. Our generation is doing exactly the same.

Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata

Mar 11, Sumirti Singaravel rated it it was ok Shelves: Personally, I don’t see it that way. The Mahabharata does not know of the former incident.

But I’m really glad I read this, not just because of the small details I learned about I counted 6 things I hadn’t known about – Sahadeva’s precognition gained by eating Pandu’s flesh, Draupadi cursing dogs to copulate in public for stealing Yudhishtira’s slippers, Vibhishana being present at Draupadi’s swayamwar, a couple I consider myself more well-versed with the Mahabharata than the dsvdutt person, because of my interest in Hindu mythology and the amount of reading I’ve done on the subject.

Want to Read saving…. Focusing on Natyashastra, a Sanskrit Hindu text on the performing arts written by Bharata Muni, Devdutt has answered questions on the origins of the text and why it was referred to as the Panchama Veda.

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