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Yuganta
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December 1, 2011
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Riku Sayuj
Irawati Karve strips the great epic of its embellishments and additions to lay out before us this stark, thought-provoking. character study. This picture forces us to expand our views on the epic and the people tossed about in it. Full review to follow.


Edit: Irawati Karve deserves much less credit than I initially attributed to her. Most of the radical ideas were in play in Randamoozham and MT does not even try to sensationalize them as Karve later did.
Arun Divakar
Jan 10, 2015 Arun Divakar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Note : This is an insanely long review which I did not think much of until I finished and posted. So consider yourself warned !

A short while ago, five of us undertook a road trip which was roughly over 3000 KM in all. As road trips go, it was truly one of the most memorable trips that we had undertaken. Since there was also a lot of driving involved at night, we resorted to telling stories to keep each other awake. Being an incorrigible Mahabharata lover, I chose to tell them in detail of the
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Smitha
Dec 06, 2011 Smitha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all who are interested in ancient Indian culture
Recommended to Smitha by: Manasi Vaidya via group read suggestion
this was a 'fantabulous' book. I had not even heard of this before being recommended for our Group Read by a fellow member. I am glad to have read it. To my understanding this book is a critical analysis of the characters of the great Indian epic, 'Mahabharata' the true events of which were said to have taken place around 1000 BC. I had read Mahabharata as a child, the abridged version, as well as many stories from it detailed in various other books. I had also imbibed the great Hindu puranas an ...more
Mihir
Jan 15, 2013 Mihir rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

This a series of essays on most of the main characters in the epic of Mahabharata. Focussing on the social, political and gender aspects of the story, the author shows her acumen in highlighting aspects of the story that aren't so easily revealed.

She brings a strong feministic viewpoint to the many female characters of the epic and rightly so perhaps gives a voice to their troubles. She highlights the several deficiencies of the male characters and heroes and perhaps give a strong critical asp
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Videet Acharya
I must say Irawati Karve has amazing imagination. A very few may have thought of writing Mahabharat as a sad story full of despair, even though everyone may agree with her on occasion.
Vinod
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Grishma Udani
Dec 07, 2011 Grishma Udani rated it it was amazing
Muddle head
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Karan
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Balkha
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SHON
Nov 12, 2012 SHON rated it it was ok
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Charu
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