The Thirteenth Day : A Story of the Kurukshetra War
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    The Thirteenth Day : A Story of the Kurukshetra War (English, Paperback, Aditya Iyengar)

    The Thirteenth Day : A Story of the Kurukshetra War  (English, Paperback, Aditya Iyengar)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: RUPA
    • ISBN: 9788129134752, 8129134756
    • Edition: 2015
    • Pages: 260
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    There can be no peace with the Pandavas now. No hope of conciliation. Were doomed to kill our cousins, or die in the attempt. It is the tenth night of the great war between the Pandavas and Kauravas. Bhishma, the venerable patriarch of the families, lies fatally wounded on the plains of Kurukshetra. On his deathbed he offers Radheya, his nemesis, a chance to rule the Kuru kingdom by capturing Yudhishthira. In the Pandava camp, Yudhishthira, a reluctant warrior, tries desperately to hold his allies together and escape capture without appearing to be a coward. Meanwhile, his young and impulsive nephew, Abhimanyu, a warrior prince, dreams of glory and yearns for a chance to save the Pandava cause. The lives of these three warriors, Yudhisthira, Radheya and Abhimanyu, collide brutally on the thirteenth day. A story of how stories are created, how fact becomes fiction, how history becomes mythology and how men become legends, The Thirteenth Day re-imagines Indias greatest epic like never before.

    About the author

    Aditya Iyengar
    is a writer who lives and works in Mumbai.
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    • Publication Year
      • 2015 June
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      • Aditya Iyengar
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      • 5.1 inch
    • Height
      • 7.79 inch
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    A must for mythology lovers!!!

    Attempting a partially fictionalized account of the greatest saga of our country is indeed a brave thing. And to come out of it with flying colors is even greater an achievement. Debutant author Aditya Iyengar joins the list of the authors who have tried re-telling the Mahabharata from different angles.

    No one is unfamiliar with the plot of the Mahabharata; and yet Aditya’s unique narrative makes this book a lovely read.
    The story unfolds on the tenth day of the war in Kurukshetra, leading t...
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    Dr Digant Jhala

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    7 Jun, 2016

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    Must read

    Aditya Iyengar's The Thirteenth Day is a marvellous peek into the mechanics of the Mahabharata. I'm thoroughly impressed by how cleanly this debutante author has built the book's plot line. Three days of Kurukshetra are busier than they sound and are, in fact, crowded with characters that cannot be ignored for their role in the conflict. Iyengar, it appears, has not forgotten this – The Thirteenth Day, before everything else, is the story of Abhimanyu during Kurkshetra.

    The author's style ...
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    NehaBhatia

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    28 May, 2016

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    Recommended - Epic fan or Not

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    A retelling of the Mahabharata this plot isn’t new and yet, it felt so because of the perspective. Set in Kurukshetra the story starts out on day 10 of the war and details the events that lead up to the death of Abhimanyu.

    Igengar does a good job if describing the war and all that happens behind the scenes when the war is not on, in the camps and around the campfires. The main and support characte...
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    Freya3377

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    A different view of Mahabharatha !

    The author's perception about the great epic war during the tenth day to the thirteenth day. The reads will find a different set of scenario described in detail and they will know a lot about what history has in less.
    The book has a simple tone and describes those days in abundant. The reader will not get bore if he is a mythology lover. Perhaps there are many books releasing in this genre , the author has tried his part to give the best.
    Lots of books and i thought it is a massive season o...
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    John Corlos

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    #CogentBooks - An interesting commentary of 3 days at war

    The Thirteenth Day is a re imagined version of the war of Kurukshetra by Aditya Iyengar. This is also the authors debut work and he does leave a mark. The author very carefully narrates the story from perspective of the three characters mentioned above, but also does a commendable job of giving the readers a perspective about the past events and also reflects on acts of other important characters like Suyodhana, Bhima, Arjuna etc.
    The narrative of the book invests heavily in the acts of war,...
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    Manish Ahuja

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    15 Nov, 2015

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    The Thirteenth Day : Book Review

    This book provided me a very good interesting read and would sure be bemusing the mythology novel lovers. The author presents in a different perspective rather going by the usual way. The usage of three characters and selecting minimal characters avoiding the unwanted helps focusing on the story. The plot is also shortened from the Tenth day to the Thirteenth Day and the character views of Yudhistra was very well executed by the author. I would rate it as one of the best novels on the epic Ma...
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    Jonty

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    The Great Human War

    The Mahabharat is the greatest epic India has ever produced. The layers to the story, the symbolism, flawed heroes, upright ‘villains’ – it has the works. You could enter a debate on the Mahabharat and it could continue for weeks and months ?

    The Thirteenth Day begins at the end of the Bhishma campaign or the beginning of the Drona campaign, depending on which way you look at it. It attempts to humanize the characters we have come to know and love/loath. Aditya Iyengar cuts through the mists...
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    Swagat Sinha

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    12 Nov, 2015

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    Cannot stop admiring Aditya for this book!

    Almost all of us heard the story of Mahabharata from our grandpas and grandmas. And, as we grew up, the whole story got abridged and deposited in our minds simply as the game of dice followed by fight between Kauravas and Pandavas with Krishna helping Pandavas. Can you imagine how will it look if each of the brave warriors wrote a diary giving account of what happened every day and night as the war progressed? That's exactly what Aditya Iyengar has tried to do, and the result is "The Thirteen...
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    Sankaranarayanan Venkatasubramanian

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    12 Nov, 2015

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    Blood brothers

    Aditya Iyengar's novel The Thirteenth Day is a retelling of the four eventful days and nights (the tenth day to the thirteenth night) of the Kurukshetra War in the Indian epic Mahabharata.

    As a child, I believe every Indian will have been told the story of how the Pandavas & Kauravas went to war for the throne of Hastinapur, shedding their own blood in the process, decimating their kin and refusing to stop at anything in the struggle for power. This book not only presents these eventful days...
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    Arjun Chakrabarty

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    10 Nov, 2015

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    Fresh and entertaining

    I have read many a books on Mahabharat but few who treated the war as a war should be - strategies , passion , tactics and bravery ! Showcasing the weakest thoughts and the astonishing attitudes in the times of battle is so much fun to read. And Aditya has done a fabulous job at that in this book. a delightful read with some amusing conversations.
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