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The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 1: Govinda (English, Paperback, Udayasankar Krishna)

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The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 1: Govinda  (English, Paperback, Udayasankar Krishna)

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Highlights
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Hachette Book Publishing India Pvt Ltd
  • Genre: Fiction
  • ISBN: 9789350094464, 9789350094464
  • Pages: 472
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Krishna Udayasankar’s The Aryavarta Chronicles: Govinda is the first book of the Aryavarta Chronicles. It is an ancient Indian mythology series. It is a deconstructed re-telling of The Mahabharata, and is a tale of adventure, intrigue and conspiracy.

Summary of the Book

Aryavarta is the kingdom of the noble and has been ruled for centuries by the first dynasty of sages, who were the descendants of Vashishta Varuni, Brahma’s oldest son. The realm of the noble, has been dominated for centuries by the Firstborn Dynasty of Sages, whose ancestor was Vasishta Varuni, Lord Brahma’s oldest son. They were responsible for maintaining peace and order on Earth. The Firewrights are the King’s weapon makers who defied the sages, eventually leading to a battle between them. This results in Aryavarta getting divided into several kingdoms.

When the last Secret Keeper of the Firewrights dies, the kingdom of Aryavarta faces a serious threat from its enemies. Vyasa in order to protect the kingdom wants to overthrow the ruling King, and thus starts an epic battle for the throne. Govinda, an erstwhile cowherd and now the Commander of the Dwaraka armies must do his best to protect his people from the conflict. As the entire kingdom of Aryavarta stands divided and drowns in betrayal, brother fighting brother and deception, the innocent people are sacrificed.

About Krishna Udayasankar

Krishna Udayasankar is a graduate of the NLSIU, Bangalore and holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the Nanyang Business School, Singapore, where she is presently working as a lecturer. Her other works include Objects of Affection, a full-length collection of poetry and has been the editor of Body Boundaries: The Etiquette Anthology of Women’s Writing.

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  • Hachette Book Publishing India Pvt Ltd
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  • 198 mm
Length
  • 129 mm
Ratings & Reviews
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58 Reviews
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Good Narrating And Language, Story Just Average

Well, I think I should give my ratings for this book taking into consideration two things
1. Writing
2. Story

Let's start with writing

Well I think her language is impeccable and her narrating astounding. It's the best I have seen among Indian Authors( like Amish Tripathi, Chetan Bhagat, Ashwin Sangwi etc...)..
Her language is not completely simple like Chetan Bhagat's nor too complex which makes it an exceptionally good read for its rich and at the same time lucid language..

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Sreejith V N

Certified Buyer, Trivandrum

Jun, 2014

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The Aryavarta Chronicles - Amazing

There has to be a law against writing and releasing books in parts - it is sheer torture to be kept waiting for the next one!

The Aryavarta Chronicles is a refreshing retelling of the Mahabharata or rather the part of the Mahabharata that is connected with Krishna.

Unlike the stuff dished out by the likes of Ashok Banker, this retelling has its basis in what can best be described as non-mainstream versions of the Mahabharata - stuff that we might have never otherwise read.

Krishna Udayasan...
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Valmiki Nayak

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Oct, 2012

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Govinda! Nuf said!

Having been a huge fan of the new wave of mythological retelling, I had been looking forward to the release of " The Aryavarta Chronicles ". The author should be commended, first off, in even thinking of tackling an epic the stature of "The Mahabharata". The epic has been etched in our memories with the excellent TV series and the millions of comic and graphic renditions. I was frankly, not looking for it, to hit the levels of "Jaya" by Devdutt Patnaik (a personal favorite in terms of Mahabha...
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Aneen Suresh

Sep, 2012

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Not well researched

I bought both this and the sequel. When retelling an epic, there has to be good amount of research and loose ends should be avoided. But from this book, it looks like author wants to emphasise a couple of points and some philosophy and has modified everything to just suit that. That would have been fine if good research was done and loose ends tied up.
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Krishnakumar Ramachandran

Jan, 2014

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Waste of money..time and brain cells!

After reading brilliant, epic worthy reviews on flipkart.. I ordered my own..
I was thoroughly disappointed! The author seems to have been influenced heavily by amish tripathi and hence, started on her own quest of writing a myth based book..

You need to concentrate really hard to get the writing style and connect the sequences as u read on... Unlike meluha series which was easy to comprehend.

Maps or some family tree illustrations would have been helpful to begin with. The firewrights A...
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Anushree Lahoti

Feb, 2013

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a bard emerges

Old story new package. The stock charecters are unrecognizable in their probably original names. Coventional presentation of events and relationships are interestingly altered.
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parwati singari

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Nov, 2013

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Amazing Read.

I read the book. I have read other books too.

Finally, some class in writing from an Indian in the recent times. Fiction not Fiction. True Not true. Maybe, maybe not. But the book is unputdownable.

A great job done in stripping the frills (aka myth/divinity/whatever from the epic) and presenting the facts chronologically with a touch of politics at every page. Sweeeet.

A story like Mahabarata has enough and more room for the narration to lose focus. The authoress has done a commendable jo...
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Eashwar R

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Mar, 2013

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Very Good

When I first came across this book, I will be honest I couldn't help but compare it with the shiva trilogy. As you read on you realise the author Krishna is creative as well as beautifully descriptive with her words. You see the scenes she narrates so effectively rolling before you as she unfolds the epic in her own way. This is not a direct adaptation of the Mahabharata but the author has made significant changes to some of the characters and even names. This book in particular revolves ...
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hermoso princesse

Certified Buyer, Krishnarajanagara

May, 2017

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Just another IMMORTALS OF MELUHA!

Right from the trailer, everything about the book is another attempt at writing an 'Immortals of Meluha' book. The promotion, the level of writing. and immortals of meluha itself is such a silly book. piggybacking on history and the success of another book doesn't make a good book
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Madhubala Krishnan

Aug, 2012

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Terrific purchase

A Must Read.
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Himanshu

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Aug, 2018

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