Epic Retold attempts to pass a camel through the eye of a needle by rewriting the longest epic in the world using one of its shortest vehicles. The Mahabharata is the story of a war-bitter, poignant, devastating. Told here from the perspective of Bhima, Epic Retold makes a fierce antiwar statement. It is complex experiment that was originally micro-blogged on the Internet - a grand old epic reinterpreted for a new generation.
About the Author
Chindu Sreedharan is an accidental academic, a journalist who strayed into academia and stayed. A severe social media addict, he teaches and researches journalism at Bournemouth University, England.
I have been following @epicretold on Twitter for some years now... and when the tweeter turned author, I had to buy the book too! Based on Prem Panicker's Bhimsen, it's a vigorous, fresh take on the tale. Imagine Bhima tweeting...this is what Chindu Sreedharan's been doing some years now! I have read a few versions of the world's allegedly longest poem and following this author's Twitter feeds led me to a few more.