WINDS OF HASTINAPUR

WINDS OF HASTINAPUR (English, Paperback, Komarraju, Sharath)

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WINDS OF HASTINAPUR  (English, Paperback, Komarraju, Sharath)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Harper
    • Genre: Fiction
    • ISBN: 9789351160878, 9351160874
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    The epitome of Sanskrit literature, The Mahabharatha is a story of war, conflict, bloodshed and men. But it also the story of the women by their side, and primarily the story of the children of Ganga and Satyavati. The Winds of Hastinapur is a mythological fantasy about the women behind the Mahabharatha.

    Summary of the Book

    Ganga, the river goddess, is dying. Bereft of a virgin to pass her knowledge and being to, she is fading away and seeks to tell the story of the Mahabharatha as she saw it. In her words and the words of other strong women from the epic such as Satyavati, this book lays bare the greatest epic ever told from the women who knew it best.

    About Sharath Komaraju

    Sharath Komaraju is an Indian writer.

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    • Harper
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    • 0.79 Inches (US)
    Height
    • 7.76 Inches (US)
    Length
    • 5.12 in
    Weight
    • 227.0 Grams
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    Ratings & Reviews
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    Quite a good read.

    Mahabharata , the great epic , is impregnated with so many sub-stories that it would not be an exaggeration to say that it might take a lifelong read to absorb all the intriguing incidents and their inter-connections. And it is a story of women , women with sharp minds , great political vision and bodacious beauty to allure men of high stature making them mere marionettes . Sharath Komarraju , in his book The Winds of Hastinapur , has woven a story picking two not-so-focused female characters...
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    Maniparna. S. Majumder

    Apr, 2014

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    Very interesting premise

    This is a well crafted work, with rich language and narrative that details the starting of Mahabharata. The book takes an unique view point and describes the events from the views point from two main female characters - Ganga and Satyavati. Definitely an impressive read.
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    Karthik L

    Jan, 2014

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    Strong Winds

    haven't heard a story teller of this caliber in a long time. He rebels and provides insight. somewhere the author has imbibed the tenets of Devi Bhagawatam and sifted the male oriented Mahabharat to tell the story of the Goddess.
    Looking forward to sequels.
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    parwati singari

    Certified Buyer, Taleigao Plateau

    Dec, 2013

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    Mahabharata retake from a different angle

    Mahabharata has been retold many times, but in "The Winds of Hastinapur", Sharath Komarraju has analyzed the epic from the perspective of its two most powerful female characters - Ganga and Satyavati. The interpretations of the events leading to the epic war from a different angle, without losing the original plot, is what makes this book engrossing. The author's fluent wit and creativity stand out as the tale is retold with panache. Even if you have heard the story many times before, you wil...
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    Jayant Sinha

    Apr, 2014

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    Wonderful read

    In general the story of Ganga and Satyavati is usually considered to be a passing requirement before the meat of Mahabharata begins but in this book the dreams and ambitions of these women take shape. An emotional story is woven with wonderful language and narration style and keeps the reader engrossed.
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    Mithun u

    Apr, 2014

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    Old Story, Fresh told!

    The book "The Winds of Hastinapur" is a very impressive read.

    The author has focused the two lead female characters of the epic, unveiling their bundle of emotions in sequence of the story, which has been told and heard many times though. However, this book narrates the beginning of Mahabharata exceptionally!
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    parul baweja

    Sep, 2014

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    Boring

    Waste of money tells you the same thing as in the mahabharat but with a own rubbish personal touch. The thing about meru (a place for idiots created by the writer)and decent of Ganga is absolute piece of crap
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    Rachit Marodia

    Certified Buyer, Kolkata

    Aug, 2014

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    Excellent book - must read

    Story of Celestials on Mount Meru, narrated by Ganga, is simply fabulous. Author's imagination is fantastic.

    Would like to read a separate book on Meru's inhabitants.

    Story of start of Mahabharata narrated by Satyavati is also good.

    A very very good book.
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    Mandar

    Certified Buyer, Aurangabad

    Aug, 2014

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    Love the perspective from which its written - awesome read!

    I loved the author's idea of narrating the story from the lead female characters perspective! I did not think it would be so very much different but was pleasantly surprised at the end on how effective this approach was!

    I also loved the fact that what we often dismiss as a figment of imagination or mythology has been approached in a scientific way which seems very plausible and convincing.

    The transition from one character's story presentation to another is very smooth and does not disrup...
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    Madhukar Rajendra

    Jul, 2014

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    Brilliant Start!

    The Winds of Hastinapur is the tale of "the Beginning of the End"!!


    It is perhaps, the most beautiful re-telling of the epic, I have ever come across. Beautiful in the sense that it reads much like a poetry! The story is full of colours, vividness and the emotions and depths, expressed by the two leads and paints a really intoxicating and remarkable imprint into one's mind. The characters seem full-fledged, layered upon respective perfections and faults, and woven into a literal state of ar...
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    Soumyabrata Sarkar

    Certified Buyer, Durgapur

    Jul, 2014

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