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

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

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Hachette India
    • ISBN: 9789350094464, 9350094460
    • Edition: 2012
    • 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 India
    • Publication Year
      • 2012
    • Author
      • Krishna Udayasankar
    • Height
      • 7.8 Inches (US)
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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...

    Valmiki Nayak

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    21 Oct, 2012

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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...

    Anushree Lahoti

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    15 Feb, 2013

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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...

    Aneen Suresh

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    20 Sep, 2012

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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.

    parwati singari

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    25 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...

    Eashwar R

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    20 Mar, 2013

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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

    Madhubala Krishnan

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    12 Aug, 2012

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    kind of a classy

    The story line is great work, on how started and mixing up of mythology and science is brilliant; but the narration was bit of clumsy. If you are book lover you'll like it but if read occasionally think it out.

    Deepak Sahu

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    23 Mar, 2015

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    Its Boring

    Am a fan of this type of writing where the authors retell the epic with human prespective and emotions rather than Godliness. The books by Amish were a good example of the same and was expecting such standards. But this book did not appeal so much. Took some time to comprehend the events. The style of narration was not smooth. I like to finish my books in 4-5 days and if intresting then in 2 days but this book took me 8 days to finish. Just didn't feel like going on with it in the beginning. ...

    Jignesh Kothari

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    25 Jun, 2014

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    Not that good but okay

    Mahabharat has been rewritten. But not very nicely. The author seems to be inspired by Amish Tripathy. The Shiva Trilogy was an epic and if you think this book to be as awesome as that then you are mistaken. The book is very fast paced. Too many characters are introduced in very less time and not enough time is given to the reader to get familiar with any character. Also the plot gets boring at times. I am a book worm and read any book in less than 5 days but it took me almost half a month to...

    Anshu Prasad

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    15 Apr, 2014

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    Way too heavy

    I understand the author's obsession with trying to "de-Godifying" the stuff of legends. But it reads like a documentary. I just can't identify with authors who feel the need to keep justifying that what they are writing is their viewpoint only and may or may not have happened and they don't intend to show off...cut the crap. And write a story that grips.

    Geeta A

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    17 Mar, 2014

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