The novel has been translated to English, and different Indian languages. One of the most widely read books in the Malayalam language, it is the story of Karna developed through the thought process of Draupadi and her life. Kendra Sahitya Akademi . Categories A constant best seller of the language ever since it was published, it has also been translated to different Indian languages under the scheme for classics by Kendra Sahitya Akademi. Refresh and try again. A constant best seller of the language ever since it was published, it has also been translated to different Indian languages under the scheme for classics by Kendra Sahitya Akademi Translations English: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Shelves: indian , malayalam , indian-challenge Brilliant Though the old Malayalam with high funda words made it a tough read the story and the philosophy was awesome.. I especially liked the part where Draupadi reflects that the Dharma of her husbands did not prevent them from killing Ashwathama, Duryodhana Brilliant I especially liked the part where Draupadi reflects that the Dharma of her husbands did not prevent them from killing Ashwathama, Duryodhana and even Karna by deciet whereas the same Dharma had tied their hands when she Draupadi was dragged semi nude to the court by Dushaasana.
The story is told from Draupadi s perspective but the hero of the novel is karnan. Any mythology lover will like this for sure. Aug 24, Bharathwaj rated it really liked it What can I say about the Mahabharata! The Epic of all epics.
My memory is hazy but I think Rajagopalacharis very accessible translation was my first Tamil book. Probably my favourite epic and one that has shaped my world view. So, when I spotted this book at the book fair this year, I promptly bought it. I really envy those who got to read this in Malayalam. The Tamil translation is superlative, but it hints at the richness of the original. The story starts on the last day of the bloody war What can I say about the Mahabharata!
Draupadi witnesses the fire that consumes her five children and her brother along with the entire Pandava army. Yudhishtira realizes that they have killed Karna, their elder brother, and is enveloped in self-pity and grief. What follows is a grim, brooding philosophical musing on the purpose of life. Predominantly told through flashbacks, the story slowly fleshes out the story of the tragic hero Karna.
The episodes are all well known, having soaked into the collective consciousness through the years of oral, written and visual media. But what sets the novel apart is the remarkable way in which Karna grows in the eyes of Draupadi, throughout the novel.
From a petty man, who is envious of the Pandavas, to a hero, who even though abused and vilified throughout his life, sacrifices himself for the sake of honour and friendship. This book is a treat for anyone who loves the Mahabharata. It is also available in English. I am smitten.
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The book begins at the end of the Kurukshetra War. Yudhishthira has just learned that Karna, the much-hated enemy of the Pandavas, killed by Arjuna is his brother. Draupadi, the wife of all the Pandava brothers, is unable to understand her sense of guilt surrounding the situation. However, she soon learns more about the once-hated Karna. As the wife of all the Pandava brothers, she comes to realize, had Karna accepted the offer to become the eldest Pandava and consented to rule the kingdom, he would have been her husband. Draupadi considers life in retrospect, contemplating the life of Karna and unveiling his stature as a tragic hero. She recognizes the gallant warrior Karna has fallen before the prejudices of those who surround him.
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