Jaya-An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata Paperback - Devdutt Pattanaik, Penguin India Latest edition (16 August 2010)
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  • Publisher-Penguin India Latest edition 16 August 2010
  • ISBN-13-978-0143104254
  • Language-English
  • Paperback-372 pages
  • ISBN-10-014310425X
JayaAn Illustrated Retelling Of The Mahabharata has the whole epic which was originally known as Jaya condensed into a tiny capsule in this book. Other than retelling the interesting parts of the Mahabharata what makes this book a favourite among the readers is Pattanaik rendering of the various local folklores and tales that are associated with the epic which have been presented in a whole new genre. With a master stroke the author has elaborated the storyline by including lesser known folklore stories of the epic while keeping intact its original form and style. The book has been divided into 108 chapters and has vivid illustrations along with 250 simple line drawings painted by Pattanaik himself. Besides infusing the different tales from local versions of the epic the author has also added folk arts aspects picked up from Yakshagana’ in Karnataka Terukuttu’ in Tamil Nadu and Pandavani’ in Chattisgarh to blend with the narrative. Stories of Barbareek Aravan Astika Madhavi and Jaimini form a special portion of this book. Other than this Pattanaik has also introduced some intriguing ongoing traditions like the worship of Draupadi in temples of Tamil Nadu. Along with this a whole section has been devoted to the Kurukshetra war described on the basis of descriptive astronomical information. By infusing these interesting details along with the various local versions of the epic the author has attempted to create a panIndian version of the epic that has since times immemorial helped in shaping the culture and history of the whole country. Published by Penguin this book may be a great choice for those intrigued to know about the religious and cultural intricacies of the country as well as those who are reading the epic for the first time. About the authorDevdutt PattanaikA doctor by training a marketing manager by profession and a mythologist by passion Devdutt Pattanaik wears many hats. Apart from travelling extensively giving lectures on different topics ranging between relevance of sacred stories and the importance of rituals and symbols in modern times Devdutt Pattanaik has also written numerous books including DeviAn Introduction 7 Secrets of Hindu Calendar Art and Symbols and Rituals from the Heart of the Subcontinent to name a few. Product description About the Author Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik is a medical doctor by training a marketing manager by profession and a mythologist by passion. He lectures extensively on the relevance of sacred stories symbols and rituals in modern times. His books include 7 Secrets of Hindu Calendar Art ShivaAn Introduction VishnuAn Introduction DeviAn Introduction HanumanAn Introduction LakshmiAn Introduction KrishnaAn Introduction Shiva to ShankaraDecoding the Phallic Symbol Goddesses in India Man Who Was a Woman and Other Queer Tales from Hindu Lore and Indian MythologyStories Symbols and Rituals from the Heart of the Subcontinent.
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Binding Paperback
ISBN 10 Or 13 '978-0143104254
Language English
Number Of Pages 372
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Publication Year 2010
Publisher Penguin Random House India
Publishing Month August
Primary Author Name Devdutt Pattanaik
Item Dimensions
Height 22.86 centimeter
Length 3.18 centimeter
Width 17.78 centimeter
Net Weight 450 gram
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