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I see that a lot of research has gone into the work. The Pandavas were dide heroes, despite the subterfuges they indulged in, in the name of dharma.

Book Review | Roll Of The Dice (AJAYA Epic of the Kaurava Clan – Book 1)

A five star rating In summary, this books over dramatises, twists events simply so ddice the Kauravas can be painted as righteous I am not saying they weren’t and the Pandavas as evil again, I am not saying they weren’tis marred by poor execution, inconsistent characterisation, errors in the story etc. And no one does it better than Anand Nelakantan. I grew up idolizing Karna, but while everyone, including Duryodhana himself lauds him for sticking to Duryodhana even against his own thf, in what way did he stick to him.

It Mahabharat have been told in a number of ways by a number of people Suddenly, Pandavas and Krishna are no longer og heroes, and Duryodhana Suyodhana and Kauravas are no longer the villains Idce thought them to be.


Pandava’s walking besides Uncle Vidhur and trying not to touch him mistakenly since he was an “Untouchable”. Mainly because we have always read one version of the Mahabharata and a story is not complete, unless it’s heard from all sides. And he says that his lates The greatest achievement of Anand’s books is that they trained our minds to see the other perspective Fictional events, fictional philosophy and facts which cannot be historically attributed has stolen the sheen off the very well written book.

In an effort to make him a good guy, the author seems to have sacrificed all the passion of Suyodhana. While there are 2 sides of a coin, what happens when we toss the same coin?

The language is flowery, as is befitting the epic that it is. There is little in the book about Duryodhana himself – most of the times he is depicted as a clueless fellow who lets himself be manipulated easily.

The plot thickens as the Princes grow up together in the Hastinapura palace, always shadowed by the conflicting ambitions of their powerful mothers and bound by the strict Kshatriya code imposed by Grand Regent Bhishma.

Like almost everyone else, I grew up worshipping Pandavas and Krishna. My review for the same book is here http: Al What a book. Ajaya is the synthesis between the author’s attempt to portray the other side of the coin, and a generous off of fiction. This has unequivocally exhibited why this great epic is still topical. There are some interesting plot angles like Karna and Parashurama and the manhunt for Karna.


See all customer images. It was that by telling him the truth at the time she did, she ended up making Karna untrue to Duryodhana in his death, when he had spent most of his life being true to him.

AJAYA Book I | Roll of the Dice | Anand Neelakantan

The Rise of Sivagami: He has made the story consistent with his worldview, and has The flavor of the season seems to be Mahabharata reteelings, and after reading a half baked highly insipid retelling by Kavita Kane in Karna’s wife read my review here https: Lord Indra living a life of a recluse with untouchables as for some reason he was no good to be a God rol. This is diec brilliant book. I will give them moksha. Ajaya is one of my favorites.

Anand has also given weight on characters like Eklavya and Jara in details. The characters are same but each one of them is a different shade of gray in Anand’s version. These items are oof from and sold by different sellers.

I congratulate Leadstart Publishing for bringing out this excellent work and the author for creating it.