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Kurukshetra Aryavarta Chronicles #3 free read · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Kurukshetra Restraint and reason have deserted the rulers who once protected the land and they manipulate scheme and kill with abandon for victory is all that matters At the heart of the storm stands Govinda Shauri driven by fickle allies and failed kings to the very brink of darkness Reforging the forsaken realm in t. Kurukshetra is an eye opening version of the Mahabharata as a whole Amazingly imagerizedthis narrative differentiates between the ideal way of life and our true lifestyle It tells us how god created us with a purpose and how we are exploiting our own selves by doubting our skills and the goodness of the people around us We refuse to see the potential within us and blame the cause of our failure over the ones who truly seek to gleam through our success stories It shows us that divinity could be no better than blasphemy if the inner self is not enduredThe author very realistically describes each and every incident taking place during the great war showing that the character who has been evil to the world ever since was not actually bad at heart but situations made him such and wronged his character There was such a charm in the author s writing which literally left me open mouthed She brought life to the epic She gave a scientific explanation to each and every aspect of the war which I could not even imagine had a reason in beyond the fantasies as a mere example the astra weapons usedAll in all I am completely awe struck by the author s writings especially the Aryavarta Chronicles which inspire us to bring an optimistic change in our lifestyle and have an opinion on social issues because our perspective matters a lot because it is a way to explore the inner self

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Kurukshetra Aryavarta Chronicles #3 free read · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB He fire of his apocalyptic wrath he is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice of them all for the sake of one last hope that humanity will rise that there will be revolution The spectacular entrancing final episode of The Aryavarta Chronicles recreates the world of the Mahabharata with formidable power and imaginatio. A few weeks back I was in a discussion with author Krishna Udaysankar on BlogAdda s chat on mythological fiction In general I am of the view that a lot of the happenings in our epics are left open to interpretation and it is always refreshing to see someone go down an untraveled path while exercising their creativity The author in the discussion mentioned that a lot of details differ in editions including critical editions and we just assume that the popular version is the correct one I could not have agreed with the author Ms Krishna on this and this perhaps is where the Krishna Udaysankar s trilogy Aryavarta Chronicles stands out A retelling of the Mahabharatha standing in a very stable way in a very new realm including a fictitious plot point that mostly works Aryavarta Chronicles is a wonderful journey from start to finish The focus of this post will essentially be on the third book of the trilogy Kurukshetra but there will be references to the first two books Govinda and Kauravas in a few places in the postFor the fact that Mahabharata got me back to reading I am usually keen on reading any interpretation of the epic that shows up Upon hearing about the Aryavarta Chronicles and the author and her credentials I must say my interest was piued With BlogAdda having this third book for review it was no brainer for me to apply and ensure that I had read the first two books before the third one I was tempted to try this one as a standalone but a friend mentioned that flow and the understanding of the characters would be better if I read the first two books More on this a little later in the post I got the first two books and it formed an integral part of my mornings for six days when I read it on the bus my first time with continued reading on the busAmong the retellings of the epic Mahabharatha I was most fascinated by two books for two different reasons the character analysis in Irawati Karwe s Yuganta The End of an Epoch and general theme of MT Vasudevan Nair s Bhima Lone Warrior though I am tempted to add Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik to the list I can safely say that the Aryavarta Chronicles is going to feature in this list A portrayal of the lesser known characters in a very new dimension Kurukshetra starts at where Kauravas ended a hint of the declaration of a war between the cousins While many a version have written about the epic and the war in great depth Krishna adds in a premise featuring a section of people called the Firewrights and a Secret Keeper The reasons for many happenings in the epic are attributed to the Firewrights and this includes the occurences of events including Dharma marrying Panchali and the empire expansion with the annexure of many a kingdom in Aryavarta described in detail in Book 2 Who are the Firewrights what do they want what is their ancestry and why is that the First borns are involved in the occurences along with the Firewrights These are all the uestions that Krishna tries to pose in the first two books and answer them mostly satisfactorily in the Kurukshetra The fact that the Firewright theory stemmed from one of the first few people of the Kaurava family is indeed interesting and I uite liked how the author blended the happening in the last year of the exile of Dharma and his brothers to this There were many thing that had the book going great for me Firstly the writing The author takes into account the intelligence of the reader and leaves uite a few things open for interpretation or for the reader to figure out himself In an age when story telling can mean jotting down a screenplay lazily Krishna makes a wonderful effort to introduce elements into the story which have meaning much later in the story and it is up to the reader to connect those Secondly there was no God like stature to any of the characters including Govinda For example the fact that the shaming of Panchali did not have a divine angle to it made you sympathize with the character a lot In addition Govinda is shown as a selfish character for the most part and there is a reason to it and this I guess makes the character a lot relatable Thirdly the main characters in this retelling included the characters that are mostly mentioned in the other versions to drive the story With Dhristadymna Shikhandin Ashwattama Sanjaya Vyasa Dwaipayana and Suka forming a major chunk of the characters on who the story is focused on it is refreshing to see the author not adopting the safe route for the epic Even though a lot of the other characters including Pritha Kunthi Gandhaari and Dhritarashtra do not get enough screen time in the book it doesn t seem to affect the premise Two things that I loved about the book were the innocent romance that Abhimanyu and Uttara had in the first part of the book including the days leading up to the war I would definitely love to read a short piece by the author solely focusing on these two characters One reason she did not take Uttara s love for Abhimanyu granted and two Abhimanyu s dignified and perhaps awkward behavior The second thing was that in the book and in the trilogy a different side of Syoddhan is shown One he is not shown on the arrogant and angry cousin of Dharma Two his reason to declare a war of Dharma and his brothers is not for the kingdom as such I would love to dwell on this for longer but it would mean posting spoilers A couple of things that did not work for me in the third book was the identity of the secret keeper and in general the lack of emphasis of the Firewrights I was able to identify who the current secret keeper was in the first few pages of the book and perhaps that made me a little disappointed because I was waiting for the author to spring up a surprise and prove me wrong Firewrights have been an intergral part of this trilogy with a major part of the second book focusing on the happenings involving them Perhaps the author intended the third book to focus on the war and considering that the war was a result of the action of Firewrights it is justified A few minor typos which do not matter in the larger scheme of things could be corrected in the subseuent editions How does this book stand by itself and how is it as a part of the trilogy I can safely say that for an enhanced reading experience and better background of the characters especially considering the characters the author focuses on the book is better read a trilogy However as a standalone too the book is able to speak for itself and the author provides sufficient background on a few of the key happenings the reader would need to know or remember from the first two bookOverall with some good writing which wonderfully compliments the reader s intelligence Kurukshetra and overall the Aryavarta Chronicles is a winner I would love to see how Krishna Udaysankar s next book turns out to be And the TV show on this trilogy This review is a part of the biggest Book Review Program for Indian Bloggers Participate now to get free books A Coney Island of the Mind Poems ultimate sacrifice of them all for the sake of one last hope that humanity will rise that there will be revolution The spectacular entrancing final episode of The Aryavarta Chronicles recreates the world of the Mahabharata with formidable power and imaginatio. A few weeks back I was in a discussion with author Krishna Udaysankar on BlogAdda s chat on mythological fiction In general I am of the view that a lot of the happenings in our epics are left open to interpretation and it is always refreshing to see someone go down an Fearful Hunter #1 untraveled path while exercising their creativity The author in the discussion mentioned that a lot of details differ in editions including critical editions and we just assume that the popular version is the correct one I could not have agreed with the author Ms Krishna on this and this perhaps is where the Krishna Udaysankar s trilogy Aryavarta Chronicles stands out A retelling of the Mahabharatha standing in a very stable way in a very new realm including a fictitious plot point that mostly works Aryavarta Chronicles is a wonderful journey from start to finish The focus of this post will essentially be on the third book of the trilogy Kurukshetra but there will be references to the first two books Govinda and Kauravas in a few places in the postFor the fact that Mahabharata got me back to reading I am The Wedding Day usually keen on reading any interpretation of the epic that shows Promise Me Tomorrow up Upon hearing about the Aryavarta Chronicles and the author and her credentials I must say my interest was piued With BlogAdda having this third book for review it was no brainer for me to apply and ensure that I had read the first two books before the third one I was tempted to try this one as a standalone but a friend mentioned that flow and the Irresistible Intruder understanding of the characters would be better if I read the first two books More on this a little later in the post I got the first two books and it formed an integral part of my mornings for six days when I read it on the bus my first time with continued reading on the busAmong the retellings of the epic Mahabharatha I was most fascinated by two books for two different reasons the character analysis in Irawati Karwe s Yuganta The End of an Epoch and general theme of MT Vasudevan Nair s Bhima Lone Warrior though I am tempted to add Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik to the list I can safely say that the Aryavarta Chronicles is going to feature in this list A portrayal of the lesser known characters in a very new dimension Kurukshetra starts at where Kauravas ended a hint of the declaration of a war between the cousins While many a version have written about the epic and the war in great depth Krishna adds in a premise featuring a section of people called the Firewrights and a Secret Keeper The reasons for many happenings in the epic are attributed to the Firewrights and this includes the occurences of events including Dharma marrying Panchali and the empire expansion with the annexure of many a kingdom in Aryavarta described in detail in Book 2 Who are the Firewrights what do they want what is their ancestry and why is that the First borns are involved in the occurences along with the Firewrights These are all the The Ripening Sun One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard uestions that Krishna tries to pose in the first two books and answer them mostly satisfactorily in the Kurukshetra The fact that the Firewright theory stemmed from one of the first few people of the Kaurava family is indeed interesting and I The Razor's Edge uite liked how the author blended the happening in the last year of the exile of Dharma and his brothers to this There were many thing that had the book going great for me Firstly the writing The author takes into account the intelligence of the reader and leaves The Old Man Who Loved Cheese uite a few things open for interpretation or for the reader to figure out himself In an age when story telling can mean jotting down a screenplay lazily Krishna makes a wonderful effort to introduce elements into the story which have meaning much later in the story and it is Doll 87th Precinct #20 up to the reader to connect those Secondly there was no God like stature to any of the characters including Govinda For example the fact that the shaming of Panchali did not have a divine angle to it made you sympathize with the character a lot In addition Govinda is shown as a selfish character for the most part and there is a reason to it and this I guess makes the character a lot relatable Thirdly the main characters in this retelling included the characters that are mostly mentioned in the other versions to drive the story With Dhristadymna Shikhandin Ashwattama Sanjaya Vyasa Dwaipayana and Suka forming a major chunk of the characters on who the story is focused on it is refreshing to see the author not adopting the safe route for the epic Even though a lot of the other characters including Pritha Kunthi Gandhaari and Dhritarashtra do not get enough screen time in the book it doesn t seem to affect the premise Two things that I loved about the book were the innocent romance that Abhimanyu and Uttara had in the first part of the book including the days leading Adam Green's Book Of Hollow Days up to the war I would definitely love to read a short piece by the author solely focusing on these two characters One reason she did not take Uttara s love for Abhimanyu granted and two Abhimanyu s dignified and perhaps awkward behavior The second thing was that in the book and in the trilogy a different side of Syoddhan is shown One he is not shown on the arrogant and angry cousin of Dharma Two his reason to declare a war of Dharma and his brothers is not for the kingdom as such I would love to dwell on this for longer but it would mean posting spoilers A couple of things that did not work for me in the third book was the identity of the secret keeper and in general the lack of emphasis of the Firewrights I was able to identify who the current secret keeper was in the first few pages of the book and perhaps that made me a little disappointed because I was waiting for the author to spring Stolen Stronger #1 up a surprise and prove me wrong Firewrights have been an intergral part of this trilogy with a major part of the second book focusing on the happenings involving them Perhaps the author intended the third book to focus on the war and considering that the war was a result of the action of Firewrights it is justified A few minor typos which do not matter in the larger scheme of things could be corrected in the subseuent editions How does this book stand by itself and how is it as a part of the trilogy I can safely say that for an enhanced reading experience and better background of the characters especially considering the characters the author focuses on the book is better read a trilogy However as a standalone too the book is able to speak for itself and the author provides sufficient background on a few of the key happenings the reader would need to know or remember from the first two bookOverall with some good writing which wonderfully compliments the reader s intelligence Kurukshetra and overall the Aryavarta Chronicles is a winner I would love to see how Krishna Udaysankar s next book turns out to be And the TV show on this trilogy This review is a part of the biggest Book Review Program for Indian Bloggers Participate now to get free books

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Kurukshetra Aryavarta Chronicles #3 free read · PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB War is upon the realm but is Aryavarta prepared for what will follow As a bitter struggle begins to gain control of the divided empire that was once Aryavarta Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa of the Firstborn and the Secret Keeper of the Firewrights can only watch as their own blood their kin savage and kill on the fields of. 18 days was what it took to redraw the entire landscape of ancient India according to Mahabharata A never before seen danse macabre was played out on the killing fields of Kurukshetra and the world was never the same again These 18 days have inspired countless artists and writers over the ages and provided fuel for their creative fires In the discourse of the Gita before the war Krishna tells Arjuna Now I am become Death the destroyer of worlds 18 days later you realize how much of foresight Krishna would had while telling the Pandava prince these words Reflect a bit on the Kurukshetra war and look beyond the grandilouent images action and larger than life characters while beneath all this lies a war fought in the name of three of the most sought after things power real estate and a woman A series of incidents centred around these three escalated to finally result in a cataclysmic war that left the survivors with ashes in their mouth In the third and concluding part of her series Krishna Udayasankar attempts her hand at recreating the Kurukshetra war and its aftermath To me this was amusing in a lesser measure and frustrating in greater part The best parts first Udayasankar s Aryavarta chronicles capture the characters of the Mahabharata with a great degree of complexity Over the last three books she has laid down the groundwork for the characters and their intentions which all comes to a finale here While it does not capture all of the wide range of emotions these characters carry these books do not have a blue eyed gaze at the Pandavas the Kauravas or the other supporting characters They are portrayed as men and women of flesh and blood and not as gods and demi gods The third book is also relatively the best of the series in terms of the language employed Udayasankar writes in language which is neither too archaic nor too hip although she has the habit of overwriting at certain points which does harm than good This is all that I could think ofIf there is one thing that pissed me off about this series then it is the rambling In the midst of action the characters begin talking about moral philosophical and strategic nuances which can sometimes extend for three or pages at a stretch The funny thing is that once they come back from the conversation the earlier thread is nowhere to be seen Long and pointless conversations on the aspects of right and wrong only served to confuse me further and served no other purpose Next in a book that is about the granddaddy of all epic wars the reader expects a heavy focus on how the war was fought What I got instead was the author skipping over a lot of topics conveniently explaining off others and in general only serving a half plate of the offering For instance the first seven days of the war with Bhishma as the general are only hinted at until the time Shikhandi faces off with the aging patriarch and the times of Drona s generalship also fares no better in terms of the storytelling The death of some of the key characters are only in the background the most notable being the deaths of Drona and Dushasana You only hear that they died and Udayasankar declines from giving us too many details of how it happened Then there is also the deus ex machina firewright technology The weapons employed during the war would have made a mere mortal wonder if they were of divine origin with the effects they produced This throws a challenge at the storyteller on how they want to explain the weapons Udayasankar takes the easier way out and has a wishy washy logic way by saying becausefirewright technology which in no way is satisfactory Also while the characters are complex enough their outlook on life and their mind sets speak differently None of the characters here have a mind set that stems from the Vedic period They all talk and think like individuals of the 20th century The external appearances of the characters are all in place but their core doesn t lie in the right place or the right time Also the Mahabharata has a lot of focus on three women Kunti Panchali and Gandhari who act as the loci from which the entire forest of stories spread out In Udayasankar s narrative there is only Draupadi and the others are mere shadowsAs a series I feel dissatisfied with this one The insanely long ramblings and the manifold diversions have driven me to the wall here Not recommended


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  • Kurukshetra Aryavarta Chronicles #3
  • Krishna Udayasankar
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  • 10 March 2020
  • 9789350097182