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Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling Of The Mahabharata



In this enthralling retelling of India's greatest epic, the Mahabharata, originally known as Jaya, Devdutt Pattanaik seamlessly weaves into a single narrative plots from the Sanskrit classic as well as its many folk and regional variants, including the Pandavani of Chattisgarh, Gondhal of Maharashtra, Terukkuttu of Tamil Nadu, and Yakshagana of Kamataka.Richly illustrated with over 250 line drawings by the author, the 108 chapters abound with little-known details such as the names of the hundred Kauravas, the worship of Draupadi as a goddess in Tamil Nadu, the stories of Astika, Madhavi, Jamini, Aravan and Barnareek, the Mahabharata version of the Shakuntaiam and the Ramayana, and the dating of the war based on astronomical data.With clarity and simplicity, the tales in the elegant volume reveal the eternal relevance of the Mahabharata, the complex and disturbing meditation on the human condition that has shaped Indian thought for over 3000 years.




Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata



He has published over 15 books, including 7 Secrets of Hindu Calendar Art (Westland) and Myth=Mithya (Penguin) and now, Jaya: An illustrated retelling of the Mahabharata. What makes Devdutt unique is the accessibility and applicability of his decoding that reaches out to the common man. 041b061a72


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