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To ask other readers questions about Jayaplease sign up. Many popular stories do not figure in this critical version, such as Vedavyasa dictating to Ganesha or Krishna saving Droupadi when she was being disrobed by Duhshasana. It explains why the epic is part of the grand Vedic cosmos and how it cannot be understood without appreciating Ramayana, Vishnu Purana, Shiva Purana and Devi Purana 7.
Review: Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik
If you are really looking for an authentic story of Mahabharata, I would strongly recommend Rajaji’s ‘Mahabharata’. The year was I am no expert, but it is my impression that there is no such thing as a consensus Hindu view of what every episode or metaphor really means; and where there is such a consensus, it may not always be what Dr Pattanaik says. I also heard it instead of reading the illustrated version.
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Not only is the book wonderfully written, it is addictive! When I picked the book I was totally intrigued by the description given in the cover saying towards the last “God is cursed” Now how is possible that God gets cursed!? It starts with an introducti I read this in preparation for reading the actual Mahabharata that is, a lot of it, in the translation by Carole Satyamurti. This pttanaik a book for every Indian who confuses the Pandavas’ victory over Kauravas as the essence of Mahabharata.
In Vaikuntha there is bliss forever, in Swarga there is pleasure for only as long as you deserve.
May jays, Vinay Leo R. Aug 24, Henna Achhpal rated it it was amazing. We are only aware of “The Mahabharatha” as an ancient epic that tells a story of the war between 2 families,but when does a tale become an epic? Here, the author quotes B. Many thoughts which prodded and poked at my sleepy mind and conscience.
The book gets four stars for summarizing this huge mass of material into one easy to jaja and coherent volume and for its many interesting references to other Indian literary gems some relatively well known, such as the plays of Kalidasa; and others, both ancient and pattanwik, with which we i. The retelling of the great Indian epic Mahbharat by Devdatt Patnaik is a great work.
One of our first associations with the Mahabharata probably dates back to B.
A pattanaki 5 star and recommended read. For me, the story of Lord Vishnu taking the form of Mohini and dancing to seduce Bhasmasura is one of the most powerful stories. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. In the Greek view, dominated by the Oedipus complex, it is the next generation which inherits society, while in the Indian world-view, dominated by the Yayati complex, it is the older generation which always dominates society, explaining the stranglehold of tradition over modernity in Indian society.
Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik
Shikhandi and other tales they don’t tell you. The stories are embellished with line illustrations; the style is unique, a break from standard visual formats Amar Chitra Katha or DC comics 3.
As a story, it is better written than Jaya, though Jaya has more information packed into it. However, beliefs and myths do not necessarily adhere to a Sanskrit cum authenticated scholarly version, a point made in a slightly different context by Wendy Doniger in her study of Hinduism.
What is the difference between Jaya and Vijaya? An Illustrated Retelling of the Bhagavata. In this haya retelling of India’s greatest epic, the Mahabharata originally known as Jaya, Devdutt Pattanaik seamlessly weaves into a single narrative plots from the Sanskrit classic as well as its many folk and regional variants, including the Pandavani of Chhattisgarh, Gondhal of Maharashtra, Terukkuttu of Tamil Nadu and Yakshagana of Karnataka.
The greatness of the story lies in the fact that it presents the violence, the injustice, falsehood of human life without diluting its impact or ever giving justification for their actions. One keeps you in Swarga; the other raises you into Vaikuntha. This indicates that the epic first took shape in Vedic times which were dominated by beliefs in elemental spirits.
Devdutt Pattanaik’s voice Recorded January For that, we should first consume our mythology, religion without any refreshed dose of conclusions which suit our present day needs. Pattanaik’s myths are not to be read to ‘know’ the myths but only for fun.
It makes us understand the importance of dharma to be followed, compassion and empathy to be shown towards our fellow beings.
I have found a lot of things I devcutt know but I also like to re-read the stories I already know. Each episode is followed by a discussion of the moral and religious lessons it teaches, as well as an anthropological snapshot of where various accretions came from and how they mirror various stages of the history of south Asian society.
This ending is the reason the book was originally called Jaya by Vyasa. Every chapter has comments that draws attention to variations of the story, the intention of the story, the rituals and customs that may have emerged from the story and practiced even today. But such a large epic I wasn’t sure if Pattaniak wanted to boggle my head with so many names of Kings and queens and plots. Mythology itself is about figuring out world views devddutt cultures, essentially how people think in a particular cultural ethos.
The whole Mahabharata is presented systematically in 18 sections and 9chapters, restructured to facilitate easy reading and comprehension of his grand and complex meditation of the human condition. The concepts of dharma and justice are explained beautifully and even as the Pandavas grow their perspective during their exile and their pride, anger ajya get tempered before and after the war, there is tremendous learning for the reader too.
Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata
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But unfortunately, Pattnaik is not Peter Brooks. The Great Indian Epics Retold. One keeps you in Swarga; the other raises you into Vaikuntha.