Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik

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Title: Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata
Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Category: Fantasy
Date: 8/14/2010
Lenguage: English
Publisher: unknown
Pages: unknown
ISBN10: 9780143104254

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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, each whose names imply ‘victory’. One retains you in Swarga; the different raises you into Vaikuntha. In Vaikuntha there’s bliss eternally, in Swarga there’s pleasure for under so long as you deserve. What is the distinction between Jaya and Vijaya? Solve this puzzle and you’ll resolve the thriller of the Mahabharata. In this enthralling retelling of India’s biggest epic, the Mahabharata initially often called Jaya, Devdutt Pattanaik seamlessly weaves right into a single narrative plots from the Sanskrit traditional in addition to its many folks and regional variants, together with the Pandavani of Chhattisgarh, Gondhal of Maharashtra, Terukkuttu of Tamil Nadu and Yakshagana of Karnataka. Richly illustrated with over 250 line drawings by the writer, the 108 chapters abound with little-known particulars akin to the names of the hundred Kauravas, the worship of Draupadi as a goddess in Tamil Nadu, the tales of Astika, Madhavi, Jaimini, Aravan and Barbareek, the Mahabharata model of the Shakuntalam and the Ramayana, and the relationship of the conflict primarily based on astronomical information. With readability and ease, the tales on this elegant quantity reveal the everlasting relevance of the Mahabharata, the advanced and disturbing meditation on the human situation that has formed Indian thought for over 3000 years.

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