Notable works, Arjuna: Saga of a Pandava Warrior Prince (). Anuja Chandramouli (born ) is an Indian author of fantasy and historical fiction. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Anuja Chandramouli is a full-time mother of two lovely girls, as well as a part-time writer. Her academic credentials include a . arjuna saga of a pandava warrior prince anuja chandramouli. Sat, 22 Dec GMT arjuna saga of a pandava pdf – Ancient. Hindu wars are the.
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These pages retell in riveting detail the story of the Pandava Warrior-Prince who has captured the imagination of millions across centuries. This is the intense and human story of his loves, friendship, ambitions, weaknesses and follies, as well as his untimely death and revival, his stint as a eunuch, and the Arjuna is the immortal tale of one of India’s greatest heroes.
This is the intense and human story of his loves, friendship, ambitions, weaknesses and follies, as well as his untimely death and revival, his stint as a eunuch, and the innermost reaches of his thoughts. Told in a refreshingly modern and humourous style and set against the staggering backdrop of the Mahabharata.
Arjunas story appeals equally to the average, discerning reader and the scholar. It spans the epic journey from before his birth, when omens foretold his greatness, across the fabled, wondrous landscape that was his life. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Arjunaplease sign up. Eager to get a read Does the book narrate the story of arjuna from the beginning? Vasanthi Nagaraj this book has nothing much more to offer on Arjuna apart from the Mahabharath.
I was expecting to have my mond blown but this was a huge let down. See 1 question about Arjuna….
Lists with This Book. Jun 06, Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws rated it liked it Shelves: Dabbling chandramuoli Indian Mythology is in and you will not hear me complain about it.
Indian Mythology has always interested me. It started with my mother and grandmother telling me stories as a child and the interest still continues. And you have to admit that they are much more appealing than the not-so-heart-warming-love-stories that have flooded the market. Saga of a Pan Dabbling with Indian Mythology is in and you will not hear me complain about it. I mean his dedication to the art of archery byy really commendable. So, while picking up this book, I had really high expectation from it.
The chapters were clear and each complete in its own right. It was almost easy to imagine that I was reading a series of short stories relating to the same cast. Yet they connected and complimented each other very well to form a novel that hy claim some acclaim.
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The problem that comes when you chandramokli playing with such mythological characters is the fact that these characters have always been a part of our lives and we all feel that we know them, be it through the school curriculum or through B.
Picking up a book about him, I already had an chsndramouli of Arjuna in my mind. The author here has stuck to portraying Arjuna as we all know him. The stories narrated are also the ones that we have always known about him. She has stuck to the original version and has only added interesting bits of titbits here and there.
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Overall, it surely made for an interesting and entertaining read. Oct 31, Divya rated it did not like it. This book cheats the reader of the full experience of reading the Mahabharata. When you read or watch the Mahabharata, as it is properly told, you go through a variety of human emotions, you feel for the tragedies and victories of the glorious characters. This book for one, has structural issues. In the first half of the book, it jumps around a lot, giving background stories for everything and while it is informative of the author to do that, it does not make for the best reading experience.
Als This book cheats the reader of the full experience of reading the Mahabharata.
Book Review: ‘Arjuna’ by Anuja Chandramouli
Agjuna, the books reads more like a straight told summary of the Mahabharata than a book about Arjun and his own opinions and thoughts. The book is simpler than it needs to be, the writing is once again, a little too simple. This could be called a very, very simple re-telling of the Mahabharat perhaps for amuja who are looking for easy reads? Surprisingly, I did not feel anything while reading this. The Mahabharata has many climactic scenes which have always been close to the reader’s heart – the death of Abhimanyu, the tragedy of Karna, etc.
But this book always seemed like the author was in a rush to tell the story. It did not pause for drama, so to say, and that really took away from the reading chanddamouli.
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I would not recommend this book to anyone. I would in fact reccommend that the author maybe go back to this book and re-write it with improved writing, structure, detail, description, etc.
When you read this book, you are “informed” of the stories of Arjun but you do not feel them and that is why this was such a disappointing read. I hope to read improved prose by this author in the future. View all 3 comments. Mar 20, Shalini rated it cchandramouli it.
The most important thing about my reviews of any book is having felt satisfaction after reading the last word. And this book did leave me quite satisfied. It got me hooked just like Janmejaya, who always wondered about his illustrious great-grandfather. I liked how the author didn’t make him completely idealistic and fault-less honestly, I expected it that way for some reason On many occasions, his faults were highlighted with the The most important thing about my reviews of any book is having felt satisfaction after reading the last word.
I liked how the author didn’t make him completely idealistic and fault-less honestly, I expected it that way for some reason On many occasions, his faults were highlighted with the metaphoric neon signs, which irritated me, as a reader. His pride most of all would make you roll your eyes. But I liked it, because if the story didn’t point out his faults, I wouldn’t have liked it. His friendship with Krishna. In the end, you would realise that Arjuna was Arjuna, because of Krishna, and that no one has control over fate, over what will be happen.
You may hate that fact as much as you want, fill your heart with venom because you can’t change things, but you will have no control, whatsoever, over what is pre-destined for you. And if you realise that, you’ll find endless peace in your life. I loved that segment where Karna was compared to Arjuna. They’re in fact very similar, but opposite sides of the same coin.
Karna’s story makes you actually like the magnanimous but naive, ignorant Duryodhana as well. Loved, the way the author makes you understand where Duryodhana comes from as well, especially when in one scene Duryodhana was more likeable than Arjuna. Just Dharma and Adharma. His love for his beloved ones, was most interesting to read about in this story. Be it his wife, brothers, Krishna, mother, etc. An especially cute scene towards the end where he gets scared of Gandhari, is most endearing!
Disregard for Draupadi’s story. I felt like Draupadi was inserted in the storyline in a very haphazard manner because the author remembered “Oh! Gotta write about her as well! It was an interesting scene, and the author didn’t mention it. Anyway, I’d rate it 3.
It was a cool read. Oct 13, Namitha Varma rated it it was ok Shelves: This was just ‘Mahabharata Retold’. But this fell short of chandramouki expectations by light years. The narrative is patchy at times, and the language is hardly contemporary. There is hardly any new information of the Mahabharata even – I mea This was just ‘Mahabharata Retold’. There is agjuna any new information of the Mahabharata even – I mean, for those who watched BR Chopra’s epic production ‘Mahabharat’.
The writer could have at least explored a different rendition style or a true POV. Nov 27, Pooja rated it really liked it Shelves: I had already read Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik, so this one wasn’t what I expected it to be. Those will find this book beneficial who have not read any modern-day fiction on Mahabharat or Ramayana.
Apr 14, VaultOfBooks rated it liked it. Told in a chandrzmouli modern and humourous style an By Anuja Chandramouli. This book was sent to me by the author herself for the purpose of review for VoB — I took my time getting to read this one, as I was still enamored by the starkly vivid world of Acacia created by David Anthony Durham in the concluding volume to cgandramouli famed Acacia trilogy.
Arjuna brought me to back to India.