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What we see is only drama. I mean Jhumpa Lehari may have won an award for a supposedly awesome book.

The depth of his detailing of characters and its perspective is adorable. That left so much to explore.

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

Epic of the Kaurava Clan 1. The book raises valid questions through its characters, which throbs with life. But this one is an epic disaster of sorts for so many reasons that I would not be able to point out in here because if I really do that, it will not remain a blabber but will turn out to be a book of epic proportions and a comedy of errors of sorts. There are also some interesting new perspectives which will probably be explored at a later time.

The book shows Suyodhana questioning the norms which uplifted a few and banished the rest to poverty, to survive on the whims and fancies of the superior castes. The only problem with Ajaya is that the hero is quite anaemic. Mahabharata from Duryodhana’s eyes! His books have had big hits in the market and he has been named as one of the most popular writers in India.

Balarama is worried about this attitude of Krishna.

History is not very easy to write about, or re-write, with a fresh perspective. The author has a reason for composing a novel where Suyodhana is a hero, not only in the novel, but also in the real life for many. To be fair to the author, he makes several good Mahabharata from Duryodhana’s eyes! So is with many other characters. The beauty of the Mahabharat is that it lends itself to interpretation, despite some very hard-driven facts, and allows the individual to correlate with personal experiences.


And in the wings: Feb 18, Arun Sashi rated it it was amazing. Fiction Nonfiction Poetry Reviews.

Ajaya: Roll of the Dice by Anand Neelakantan

Ajaya does not disappoint. Jan 25, Mohit rated it it was amazing. Your email address will not be published. I believe each position in the journey of the toss gives 2 sides of the same coin.

As a kid I was wondered why people worship anti gods like Dhuryodhana, and I asked my father about that. I am a big fan of mythological fictions so this series was in my tbr for a long time and i started this a few days back See our Returns Policy. Suyodhana sees love around the ro,l and hence does not fire arrow. Ajaya is a book, once should read. One character requires special mention here is the whimsicalepigrammaticinsurgent Kripa.

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Inexplicably, the entire Hastinapura army accompanies the Pandavas! That toll the major problem with this book.

Ajaya – Roll Of The Dice | Book Review

Pandava’s walking besides Uncle Vidhur and trying not to touch him mistakenly since he was an “Untouchable”. 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.

He fought the war with Rama, for the sake of his ‘daughter’ Sita, and led the entire asura clan to destruction.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mahabharat have been told in a number of ways by a number of people Poets became paid copywriters to glorify the carnage. Mar 13, Ikpoxan rated it it was ok. At the same time he brings certain freshness to the same old story that every Indian has grown up reading.

Duryodhana has been presented as a positive character whom so far we have always seen as the biggest villain and most negative characters in all TV serials based on Mahabharata and almost all the books so far written on the same subject. And no wonder its my favourite story too Since childhood, I have believed that certain tje areas in Ramayana and especially, the Mahabharata will need to be explained better.

And Anand has done justice to all the characters — the book surely needs to be read with an open mind because Krishna, for ropl is portrayed as a shrewd strategist and like in Asura, here too blasphemy has to be overlooked. It Mahabharat have been told in a number of ways by a number of people The book ends with the command for Draupadi to be brought before the Kaurava Clan. We regularly publish original book reviews.

Why would parents name their kids using “Du” as a Prefix???? I was quite disappointed with it actually. Questions like why was Karna treated the way he was, why did he have to keep proving himself, why was Eklavya insulted, why was Khandiva forest destroyed.

The central philosophy of the book delves with the principles of Dharma, Adharma and Varna-the caste system.