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Great authors like Kamala Subramaniam Devdutt Pattanaik Maggi Lidchi Grassi a French author Iravati Karve whose Yuganta was an absolute delight to read and study and Chitra Divakaruni The Palace f Illusions is possibly the nly modern feminist retelling that I could appreciate notwithstanding the hundreds f clones that came after have adorned my desk r Kindle before himI make it a point to read the epic nce a year not to see if the story is any different but to know whether I have changed in the last year The way I interpret the story tells me a lot about myselfWhile it is hard to separate the story from the book in most cases the intention here is not to review The Mahabharata itself but
RATHER THE INTERPRETATION OF IT BY the interpretation The Something of it by Menon The story itself is perhaps the most well knownne in India with deep roots in every facet f ur culture and still used to justify and vilify actions It is also ne f the most ambiguous stories known to man introducing us to shades A Killing Tide of grey and destroying the conceptf black and white characters and situations so much prominent in The Ramayana much before it became trendy to have ambiguity and fifty shades Shivers: four in one: The Enchanted Attic/A Ghastly Shade of Green/The Locked Room - The Awful Apple Orchard of grey in every story we tellEvidenced by the fact that no character in the epic right from Krishna and Yudhishtira to Duryodhana and Shakuni is purely goodr evil with each using their L'Oracle de votre subconscient : I-Ching, Le Livre des transformations own version and interpretationf Dharma to justify their actions and ultimately facing the conseuence Weirdos of the Universe, Unite! of those actions Cause and Effect itself is a major theme throughout the epic with karma playing a big role in how the story pansut The Butterfly Effect defined much later plays itself Les Naufrags d'Ythaq T03 : Le soupir des toiles out in practically every subplot in The Mahabharata with even the slightest actions having drastic conseuence sometimes immediately and sometimes lifetimes later Actions and decisions taken by multiple unrelated characters across space and time come together to have conseuences which cannot be imagined The importancef following the spirit The Royal Joust of the law rather than the letterf the law is emphasized American Maharajah on every page all the stark because this is a uality we still have not imbuedGreat people like Bheeshma Drona and Karna had to die because they knew what Dharma wrote ages ago but forgot why it was written They followed without uestioning and when the uestion arose they had the wrong answerEven today we forget why a particular law customr tradition is important and follow them blindly even as they stagnate rot and hold society back from progress The Mahabharata in its entirety ultimately asserts why Dharma must be fluid in rder to allow progress in the right direction and why a stagnant Dharma inevitably becomes Adharma and what was nce an engine becomes a shackle In ther words Memetic evolution is as important as Genetic evolutionNeedless to say The Mahabharata due to all these many lessons none f which are very bvious nor are they immune to debate is a very complicated story Multiple characters cause conflict and each Is Justified In Their justified in their motives and destiny The definition f right and wrong good and evil becomes excruciatingly difficult and the nly answer may be that it would be impossible to define them without the context which changes from character to character As such it takes an author f extraordinary skill to interpret the story coherently and present it so that the messages are as clear as possibleRamesh Menon has been inspired by Kamala Subramaniam as he states right The Quarterback's Crush off the bat Kamala Subramaniam s I must state here remains my favorite versionf the story given
how balanced her approach was bringing ut the ambiguity embedded in the tale with poise balanced her approach was bringing ut the ambiguity embedded in the tale with poise elegance To write a story like this without bias is extremely difficult given how Krishna is considered a God and how the Pandavas and Kauravas have been immortalized as heroes and villains respectivelyMr Menon tries to take the same approach and does succeed in parts While he tries hard to be balanced there are places where the bias he holds towards Krishna and the Pandavas comes forth and the tendency to vilify the Kauravas shines through Yes the heroes and villains in the story are ultimately clear but they are not nearly as black and white as ne would imagine The prime example f this would be Krishna himself the God who came to wipe Achtung! Cthulhu out adharma in the world The fact that he himself uses treachery and adharma to do this is constantly justified because he is God and because it is his destinyWhile reading Kamala Subramaniam s versionne gets the impression that Krishna was an extraordinarily intelligent politician and kingmaker rather than a God who played the Pandavas much in the same way as Shakuni played the Kauravas to become the most powerful man in the empire He is subject to human failings and mistakes In Ramesh Menon s vers. The ancient Infamy oral tradition have deeply influenced the history culture and artsf not General P.T.G. Beauregard only the Indian subcontinent butf most My Wishful Thinking of South East Asia The Mahabharata tellsf. ,
The fluid and accessible version f the Mahabharata is By An Journalist And an Indian journalist and and as the Mahabharata is by an Indian journalist and novelist and as result account is like reading a novel I find that I can t wait to get back to it Even though it consists f two large volumes it is still an abridged version The long prologue has been mitted However it s a wonderful introduction to the story f the Pandavas Drapaudi and Krishna A great read A brilliant translation The Screwball Comedy Films: A History and Filmography, 1934-1942 of an epic story that in mypinion has absolutely no parallel It has taken me than 4 months to read this book and its probably the most time i have ever taken but the sheer magnitude Father Tom Padilla: Mark of the Demon Priest of the story the characters and the plot makes for very interesting reading The principles and the dharman which the entire story is based is true to this era and it surprises me that we are not even half as spiritual r philosophical as ur ancestors were Mahabharata is a saga f philosophy and there is hardly a topic in human life that is not touched in the book For people who love politics almost everything that a ruler a leader should be doing is also clearly mapped ut in the end chapters Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day of the book It ll need patience but the book is worth a read Well it took me like 27 hours 24 days to finish this but it was all worth it Written between 300 BC and 300 AD it is considered the greatest spiritual epicf all time The book largely concerns two groups f warring cousins symbolizing the fight between good and evil The modern retelling I read does a wonderful job f preserving the Indian spiritual vibe Pantyhose Professionals (Pantyhose Diaries Book 2) of theriginal but it is also written in a way the modern reader will understand The book deals very much with early developments f Hinduism and I found it was like entering a magical world full f heroes monsters gods and war Every fantasy novel every science fiction novel has been influenced by this text whether they know it Masterchef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks or not You are completely immersed in another world that is so fantastic so magical it is incomprehensible it was written so long ago I am so glad I took the time to read this it is such an important basis for all literature This book kindf changed me as a person I just found it to be really spiritually inspirational and I m sure I will keep coming back to it throughout my life Writing this half way into the Vol 2If you are looking for a JRR Tolkien version Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman of the Vyasa epic this is not the book This is an abridged version for the millennials to appreciate the richnessf story play character building and moral ethics This book in a very simple way depicts the great epic as a singular threaded story It has succeeded in showing how Indian culture was totally moral and immoral at the same time with lofty price for values family an The Mahabharata being a timeless classical tale Study of Organ Inferiority and Its Psychical Compensation; A Contribution to Clinical Medicine - Scholar's Choice Edition of love power fratricide and politicsMenon has done a great job in translating it Being an abridged version it makes it easier for the reader to read it through like a novel skipping the heavier prologues A must read for the young reader to understand the Indian epics There can be nothing timeless than The Mahabharata Ramesh Menon renders the Mahabharata with a distinct tastef the Heaven Next Stop old artf story telling The Mahabharata contains the greatest characters and the greatest dialogues ever and is befittingly titled too After reading the Mahabharata ne realizes that every story ever told is just borrowed from some sub plot f this great epic Even the villains in this great epic win your heart and the most inconseuential characters are so full f honorI am proud to belong to a country from where an epic like the Mahabharata was born At the utset Bases Loaded of this review I must immediately admit that I am a big fanf The Mahabharata and that it is singularly my favorite story to read I do not say my favorite book because there is no Have A Good Night, Volume 1 one bookn the tale In fact part f the reason why The Mahabharata remains as relevant and eternal today as it was all those 5000 years ago is because it can be interpreted any which way possible limited nly by the experiences and perspectives f the authors and readers In that very sense there is no book and there is no ne storyHundreds When You Lose Your Job of authors the worldver have interpreted The Mahabharata in their wn spirit and millions f readers have found different tales characters and subplots to relate to Isabel the Queen: Life and Times often changing as they themselves grow up and experience new things and gain new perspectivesThe hallmarkf any great story lies in the number Fantastic Post Office 03 of times it can adapt itself and be reinterpreted to suit the existing culture and prevalent views blending seamlessly into it while still maintaining its essence In that sense there is no story as vast as The Mahabharata nor as completeHaving said that the narrationf the epic by Ramesh Menon is the 6th version Tim Crouch of the tale that has crossed my hands. The Ramayana and the Mahabharata are the two great epicsf India the Mahabharata being by far the longer Both were first composed in verse and coming down the centuries in.
Characters The Mahabharata2 VolumesIon however he is constantly referred to as a God all knowing and practically infallible This serves to somewhat reduce the ambiguity f the story and makes the story much clearer hiding THE FAULTS OF YUDHISHTIRA AND THE faults f Yudhishtira and the Drawing the Human Head of DuryodhanaOnether gripe I had with the book was that it was truly inspired by Kamala Subramaniam s version and does not really differ from the story she told There is nothing new Mr Menon brings to the table and Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics one would rather read theriginal than the almost exact retelling presented here minus the ambiguity Moreover there are spelling errors to be found in the book at places which is unforgivable in this age DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle of editors and proofreadersHowever the book written by Mr Menon is exhaustive enough that anyone reading the story for the first time would be introduced to most facetsf the exceedingly complicated tale without preaching too much The author brings forward the apathy f war and the descent f the human race into decadence with an atmosphere f destiny and irrepressible fate with a sense f epic inevitability as we enter the Kaliyug and Adharma takes center stage Across 2 volumes and 1600 pages the complex story is presented with grandeur and all the splendor worthy Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, of it In most cases I would want books to be short sweet and deep but for a story like this the length is than justified and in fact I d say necessaryThe reader would be left to hiswn interpretation and that in my pinion is the crux f the story That every reader has the freedom to choose his wn heroes his wn villains his Pontius Pilate own dharma and hiswn treachery is the reason why The Mahabharata is as relevant as it is today as human beings continue to enact the same traits and cycles they did 5000 years agoThere is no clear message here and there are no clear guidelines The end sometimes justifies the means and the means must be justice themselves at Livin de Life other timesHoweverne thing remains clear The Mahabharata is Aeralis onef the most complete stories ever told encompassing every shade Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half of human characterf kindness apathy destruction and construction Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives of human failings and eternal hopef revenge and forgiveness in character Radio Crackling, Radio Gone of kindness apathy destruction and constructionf human failings and eternal hope f revenge and forgiveness in pages As it boasts everything which exists finds it place in the tale and what does not find its place does not exist To not read this story from a human perspective would be
rob yourself Limey Gumshoe of something which could fundamentally change the way you look at life and how interpret situationsIt is after all Ithihas Onef the two EPIC BOOKS IN HINDUISM AND INDIAN HISTORY THE OTHER ONE THE RAMAYANA THIS TALE TAKES PLACE IN DWAPARA YUGAROUGHLY 357 BCIT S A TALE OF BATTLES BETWEEN DHARMA AND ADHARMALORD VISHNU S AVATAR SHREE RAM PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN TRETA YUGA DURING THE RAMAYANA TALENOW LORD VISHNU TAKES AVATAR OF SHREE KRISHNA AND PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN THE MAHABHARATATHERE WERE UNBELIEVABLE CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOKTHE PANDAVAS THE SYMBOL OF GOOD ON ONE SIDE SUPPORTED BY THE GOD HIMSELF SHRE A lucid racy and vivid interpretation Maritime Academy Graduate: Memoir Of A Third Mate ofne f the greatest epic s Once you start you are compelled to read the next page Truly UN putdown able stuff Hats ff to Ramesh menon for undertaking this humongous effort and coming Trouble Looking for a Place to Happen out with this adaptationf an already spellbinding epicVolume 1 covers the events before the war while volume 2 is uite astoundingly all about the 18 dayonly war The memorable ups and downs as you read through the battles stay with you forever For exampleAn indescribable thrill rises up from within as you read through the exploits Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade of daredevil Abhimanyu allf 16 exploiting loopholes as well as keeping the enemies army and its much experienced leaders at bay all with a degree Harcourt School Publishers Collections of panache and style that would have made his father burst with pride Alas the sad if inevitable conclusion to this tale as well as the deep introspective way in which either sides are portrayed after this seminal event isne From Paella to Porridge: A Farewell to Mallorca and a Scottish Adventure of the high pointsf this bookThough i m not sure On Toby's Terms of whether i would ever get to read and understand the book in it sriginal all encompassing avatar i would surely recommend this edition f the epic as the starting point A very sensual easy to read fast paced novelistic version Like all retellings it shows the author s wn idiosyncratic take Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land on the characters and events He imbues the sex scenes particularly the seuence in which Kunti summons the Gods to father her children with luscious detail has a science fictional taken the vimanas and is perhaps excessively fond f some unusual words like luculent But it s generally faithful and it would be a good first version to read if you have never read ne If you are already familiar with the story you will almost certainly enjoy this take Indiscretion on itIt s in two volumes which are currently going for three dollars eachn Kindle at The deal Indiscretion of the millennium. A Great War and the events that lead upto it Theriginal Mahabharata in Sankrit is an epic poem f 100000 couplets seven times as long as the Iliad and the Odyssey togethe. .to rob yourself f something which could fundamentally change the way you look at life and how