Shakuntala

Shakuntala (English, Paperback, Patel Utkarsh)

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Shakuntala  (English, Paperback, Patel Utkarsh)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Rupa & Co
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9788129137463, 9788129137463
    • Pages: 292
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    A mythological fiction with a contemporary relevance.

    Mythological fictions are at its peak these days. Most of them concentrates around Shiv, Vishnu, Ramayana, Mahabharata. Shakuntala's story is a piece of pastry from the big cake of Mahabharata. The book is the gift to the readers who are not satisfied with the Kalidasa version of Shakuntala's tale, which renders that the curse of Rishi Durvasav is a reality and that Dushyant did forget about Shakuntala, the poor, helpless, inable girl. Utkarsh Patel tells us that no, Shakunthala is not an 'ab...
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    Rakhi Jayashankar

    Jan, 2016

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    Must Read

    It's beautiful story of a long forgotten fiery brand, heroic character named, Shakuntala taken from Vyasa narration of Shakantula, where she is not a victim, but one who stands for what is right! She portrays US, the modern women who understand that we are not dependent on man, but is rather always the other way round! Woman who can be kind, compassionate and loving but mis-treat her and she is nothing less than Kali herself! The book is replete with scenic beauty and exhibits and expresses t...
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    Arati Kumari Thakur

    Nov, 2015

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    Shakuntala: The Woman Wronged – Utkarsh Patel

    The author had portrayed Shakuntala as the women who is bold expressing her views without fears, debates with the well learned sages like a modern day woman. He also visually depicts to the readers the patriarchal society that existed during her age. The author has established a link with the readers by presenting the stories in a continuous manner starting from Shakuntala’s childhood in the ashram, her meeting with the King of Hastinapur Dushyant and their marriage & separation due the curs...
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    John Corlos

    Dec, 2015

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    Shakuntala: The Woman Wronged

    The author, Utkarsh Patel, has astutely observed the different moral yardsticks of our society which still remain unaltered.Because of such double standards, almost all stories revolving around Dushyant have depicted the king as an upright man of high morals who becomes a victim of some strange curse and forgets about his love and marriage. He was hardly ever shown as one pleasure seeking wily king...
    But here in this story, author has dared to call a spade a spade....King Dushyant engaged in...
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    Shashank Abhyankar

    Dec, 2015

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