govinda …..

govinda - the-aryavarta-chronicles-govinda-book-1

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The main characters are the usual Mahabharata ones, only here Krishna is more predominant in ‘Govinda’. Krishna Udayasankar’s book gives a deeper inside into the enigma of Krishna, a more real and practical perspective compared to the usual magical one. Seeing him as a man and understanding the reasons behind his magic made the Mahabharata so much more believable as an epic.

Udayasankar also has some very thought provoking takes on incidents and people of the Mahabharata – the man Panchaali truly loved, how she landed up with Dharma even though she had been won by Partha, the kind of man Dharma really was and the truth behind Dhulyodhana’s intentions and motivations, and the lead up to Dharma becoming Emperor and real people and reasons behind why he became emperor.

Even though it is the same old Mahabharata with the same core story, Udayasankar couldn’t have made it more different with her explanations and reasoning behind plots and situations. Krishna, his intentions, his mind , his heart and just why he did certain things are finally explained in a light and a world I could believe.

Udayasankar has done a good job of describing the kingdoms of those times, the terrain, the places, the people and their lives. Dwaraka does feel like utopia where everyone is happy and content. Indraprastha the mirror of Indra’s palace as it is supposed to be in the epic…..”

thanks Freya …….
http://blog.fatema.in/2013/03/book-review-govinda-by-krishna-udayasankar/

2 Comments to “govinda …..”

  1. Hey JP

    Thanks for sharing my review. Two changes please – 1. Change name to Freya 2. Add a hyperlink to my review – http://blog.fatema.in/2013/03/book-review-govinda-by-krishna-udayasankar/

    Cheers
    Freya

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