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|Publisher||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Number of Pages||372 Pages|
|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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the only one of its kind
Sep 4, 2015
Simply The Best Book
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Jun 18, 2015
The best retelling in recent 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.
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)
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.
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.
Jan 11, 2012
EnlighteningI am impressed by the flipkart's service. I ordered the book in the morning and received it next afternoon. I am an ardent reader of Mahabharat. I have read it many times from different sources, I also have great intrest in Indiam mythology which prompted me to pick this up. And I must say I was pleased to make this choice.
Jan 6, 2012
Amazing bookDevdutt Pattanaik has taken care to make Jaya an entertaining as well as a rich learning experience. For each chapter, he has included beautiful sketches pertaining to the story and many important historical facts also! Hats off to the author; Mahabharata was never so much fun!
Feb 5, 2014
All characters and incidents portrayed in negative mannerI purchased this book seeing overwhelming positive reviews on flipkart. After going through this book,I felt complete disappointment as there is no positive take away from this book. Mahabharat is intended to give positive life lessons.This book completely falls flat in portraying characters as inspiring one,instead this book describes every character in the epic with a ulterior motive and every incident with bad moral take away.
Oct 14, 2011
Beautiful compilationThe book beautifully encompasses the various stories and characters that make up the Mahabharata. What I find the most interesting is the small 'notes' type blocks with each story which make you think in the other direction for the reasons behind an incident, its implications on the future, and what we can derive out of it. Its not at all a boring droning story, but very interactively written.