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|Publication Year||2010 October|
|Weight||1.42 Pounds (US)|
|Height||8.99 Inches (US)|
|Width||1.09 Inches (US)|
Devdutt Pattanaik is a medical doctor by education, a leadership \consultant by profession, and a mythologist by passion. He has written \and lectured extensively on the nature of sacred stories, symbols and \rituals and their relevance in modern times. His books include The Book \of Ram, Myth=Mithy...View More
Devdutt Pattanaik is a medical doctor by education, a leadership \consultant by profession, and a mythologist by passion. He has written \and lectured extensively on the nature of sacred stories, symbols and \rituals and their relevance in modern times. His books include The Book \of Ram, Myth=Mithya: A Handbook of Hindu Mythology and The Pregnant \King and The Book of Kali is based on his talks.
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Aug 8, 2016
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Jan 15, 2016
You won't regret it even if you have read the original.
Dec 28, 2015
Finest book available on Mahabharata in out times
Nov 3, 2012
Intersting but...The book is an easy read, captures the gist of the story, and takes interesting detours that not commonly seen in the standard canon. The book highlights and celebrates what we may find weird by modern mores. So far so good.
Aug 26, 2010
JayaOutstanding book. If you have read Devdutt before, he won't disappoint you with this one. Rich in depth, fluent in language, and simple in style. The greatest epic ever told. Devdutt simplifies it for us to digest the complex meanings and semiotics of The Mahabharata.
Oct 8, 2010
Post modern approachThis book is extremely powerful....it does not insult the intelligence of the reader nor tries to 'sell' Mahabharata to children by being defensive and apologetic or editing out controversial episodes, as one observes in Rajagopalachari's books or in BR chopra's teleserial......very intelligent for the young generation....everyone knows Bhisma's story but then Devdutt says - he is the young son who gave up sex so that the old father could remarry - such a radical but honest approach.
Sep 28, 2011
A MUST READ..!!I had always thought of reading and knowing the Mahabharata but somehow I just couldn't sit down and go through the traditional one. That is when I stumbled upon JAYA. And grateful as I am, this book is for all those who just want to know that little something about our culture and beliefs. The work put in by the author in gathering the facts will leave you absolutely stunned and once you are done with it you would feel like acting like an expert on hindu Mythology.....!!! Really it is that good...... So go ahead and grab your copy..... do not borrow it but Buy it..... it is one of the must ha… (Expand)
Sep 15, 2010
jaya hodev has done a great service to mahabharat by introducing it in short and interesting form while not losing the strands of the story.
Jan 11, 2012
A research itemA good research work, complete with family hierarchy maps, and relationships between characters in the Mahabharata. A contemporary style of writing. But that's it.
Sep 16, 2010
Jaya - The illustrated Retelling of the MahabharataThe book making a very enjoyable reading - more so because of the tit -bits of information and the trivia , the pages are peppered with . Very well written and gripping for a story told so many times and so many ways .
Feb 5, 2014
A retelling divorced from the true Spirit of MahabharataI purchased this book to have a easy and interesting read on the Mahabharata. However, I did not think it will be so much divorced from the Spirit of Mahabharata- Spirituality. Any attempt to retell the Epic without dealing with the Spiritual significance of the events, characters and portrayal is bound to fall far short of a faithful retelling.
Sep 22, 2013
Spectacular bookThis has to be one of the best books on Mahabharat.
Nov 16, 2012
True "Jaya" in totality!All I have is Respect for Mr.Devdutt for his brilliant understanding of mythology and mastery in portraying the most complex thoughts in the simplest , believable and UN-offending manner.