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. The doorkeepers of Vaikuntha are the twins, Jaya and Vijaya, both whose 7 reasons to buy Jaya: Illustrated Retelling of Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik. 1. 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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The story of Krishna is part of the great epic, from his birth to his death;even his song, the Bhagavad Gita, is retold in simple prose. Devdutt Pattanaik is a medical doctor jahabharata education, a leadership consultant by profession, and a mythologist by passion.

A complete English translation complete as far as possible at that time was carried out by Krishan Mohan Ganguly and published in and is available online at Sacred Texts.

This book has an ending that has never ever been told in any retelling of the Mahabharata. As for Flipkart, thank you once gain for the prompt service!

Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik

A definite future reread. Each question is answered with another riddle. High above the sky stands Swarga, paradise, abode of the gods. Further, Arjun listens to Kunti and allows his wife, Draupadi to marry his four brothers. Still above is Vaikuntha, heaven, abode of God.

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Penguin Books India- Literary Collections – pages. That is because this book focuses on something much beyond the war. Published by Penguin India High above the sky stands Swarga, paradise, abode of the gods.

Make sure to buy your groceries and daily needs Buy Now. The author did a very good job in retelling the Mahabharata. His Writing Style Devdutt Pattanaik’s style is simple and elegant, and he adds value by creating his own line drawing illustrations?


Solve this puzzle il,ustrated you will solve the mystery of the Mahabharata. High above the sky stands Swarga, paradise, abode of the gods. Hats off to the author; Mahabharata was never mahabharzta much fun!

It is a good initiation. To see ilkustrated your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Ever since i have started reading between the lines of scriptures and exploring the life of spiritual persons i have found the immensity of wisdom underlying within.

Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata

Some of the author’s comments and observations may illustrxted uber-bold by say Rajaji’s standards and even provocative. I recommend this book to all who those who haven’t read mahabharata. Even non-Indians can get a good understanding of the epic through this book though the number of characters may simply overwhelm one and all.

Read reviews that mention must read end of each chapter great epic devdutt pattanaik well written highly recommended well researched different perspective great book good read retelling of the mahabharata reading this book eye opener point of view devdutt patnaik indian epic never knew easy to understand versions of the mahabharata simple language.

Not being a scholar of either Indic literature or the Mahabharata, I will say no more on that topic, so on to Jaya. It is very easy to miss the forest for the trees when you embark upon this adventure called Mahabharata, so Pattanaik spells it out for you, and I believe there retellnig no harm in benefiting from his vast research.

Any attempt to retell the Epic without dealing with the Spiritual significance of the events, characters and portrayal is bound to fall far short of a faithful retelling.

The book is organized in a really helpful way. Illustrated Retelling of Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik 1. I remember reading the condensed version in grade 7 which was part of the syllabus under Hindi literature but never had a chance to go deeper. Why does chaos reign in a society built with laws.


To ask other readers questions about Jayaplease sign up. This retelling of the epic also brings the Pandavas and Bhishma down to earth instead of blindly keeping them on a pedestal of perfection. Still above is Vaikuntha, heaven, abode of God.

Our tradition and mythology should be consumed but with a pinch of salt. About the Author Devdutt Pattanaik is a doctor who shifted his focus to Indian mythology and their influence on the people of the country. Read this book, you will get to know th Check out the full review on my blog here http: He also tries to explain the rituals practiced in the story and on many occasions gives explanations for the plots. View all 11 comments.

It forms the most important part of Indian mythology and is a cornerstone of Hindu religion. He started to write books and columns on the subject and has also delivered many lectures on Indian mythology. I think it gave me a very holistic view about the epic.

Nothing elaborate, but beautiful in their simplicity, glowing in the confidence of the bold strokes. The telling of stories intermingled with “blocks” 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 pf heart.

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