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The Lost Epic

The story of the Epic battle of Kurukshetra has been told and retold for ages. Millennia of dust, fables, imaginations — and the epic itself is lost. What remained is the story of a family feud and ambition of Kauravas and Pandavas. But why, then, was this an epic war? Why entire Aryavart plunged into this first real world-war? Why the echo of this ancient war
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Published January 15th 2020 by KDP
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Wanderingg__soul
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you have been following me for a while, you would know that mythology is one of my favourite genres. I love reading books which are based on the Great Indian Epics: Ramayana and Mahabharata.

The book that I am going to recommend you today is based on the Mahabharata. The prime focus of Mahabharata has always been the feud between the cousins Pandavas and Kauravas and over the years we have read many versions and perspectives of this epic.

In the 'The Accursed God' the author has tried to uncove
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Honey & Anjali
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
As a Mahabharat fanatic, I'm always keen on reading books that provide insights about different characters of this epic saga. Growing up, I have heard, seen and read a lot of variations of Mahabharat but it's such a complex story with never ending layers that every time I read it, I discovered something new. Same was the case with this book.

This story takes us back to the period before the Kurukshetra war even happened and tells us the story of Bhishma, one of the most fascinating character of t
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Gunjan | Bookworm Reads
Jul 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Rating - 3.5/5

I have grown up watching Mahabharat and listening to various versions of it and it definitely has one of the epic battles in the history of battles. Mahabharat has been retold a number of times and all of them are around the rivalry between Kauravas and Pandavas.

The Accursed God by Vivek Dutta is one such book that takes you back to the time where it all actually started and it explains how Mahabharata was not only about the family feud and the rivalry between two families but how
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Aryan Sarath
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There were lot of books which is available out there that talk about Mahabaratha. Since this is one of the two major epics of India, most of us would know the story as a whole. Credits should be given to various authors who has relentlessly written or translated this epic in various languages. Though the main book is written by Ved Vyas, all the books that followed were based on this actual epic. We have also seen the epic on television as tele-serial or as a movie in the big screen.

I too had th
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Vidhya Thakkar
Sep 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
The accursed god by Vivek Dutta is the story of the battle of Kurukshetra that has been told and retold for ages.

This book gives the reader a different perspective. Who is the Accursed god? With each chapter, you'll join the pieces of the missing puzzle.
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The saga of Mahabharata which goes far. Well, take your own time to read this book because it's full of surprises. There are times when you'll be amazed.
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The crisp and intriguing narration is up to the point. It's a bit heavy read but the simpl
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Priya
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Reading Mythological books have always been a pleasure to me. You get to learn a lot of things and gain so much knowledge and peace of mind compared to any other genre. It helps you to reflect on the good and bad deeds of your life. It shows that the seeds of war didn't emerge between the cousins before the war, but it was sown way before the birth of Kauravas and Pandavas.

There are so many books I read on the epic Mahabharat, but what makes this book different is the fact that while every othe
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Kangkana Chakravarty
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"The Accursed God" by Vivek Dutta is a Mahabharata retelling which starts from the very inception of the seed of hatred that was sown even before the birth of Pandavas and Kauravas. It takes us back to how Shantanu became the King Shantanu to finding the actual reason behind the 'Bhisma Pratigya'. How Devbrata became the disciple of Bhagwan Parshuram to how lady Satyavati met King Shantanu and the conspiracy behind their meeting. This book takes us to the roots of Kurukshetra by unfolding some m ...more
Amy J
Sep 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Growing up we have always heard about the legends of Mahabharata. The epic battle of Kurukshetra, with infinite fables amidst one storyline has been told and retold over millenniums. But "The Accursed God: The Lost Epic" narrates the saga from a different perspective. It neither began from the birth of Pandu and Dhritarashtra nor The Pandavas and The Kauravas but years before their birth. This book talks about the life of Pitamah Bhisma and gives us an understanding about the seeds of The Epic B ...more
Simran
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
I adore Mythological genre as it takes me on a journey to an era where I can't imagine visiting in my real life and this book is one of those which actually made it happen.
You realise a writer has done a commendable job with his book when you become so curious that you can't stop flipping pages.

Since few days whichever book I read it all felt like a half baked cake but after picking this one I want to thank the author "Vivek Dutta" sir.

The book takes us to ancient days of Lord Krishna. Devav
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Kreena Jain
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
BOOK : THE ACCURSED GOD
AUTHOR : VIVEK DATTA MISHRA
RATING : ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

To be honest i never showed much interest in the stories of Mahabharat untill the lockdown made me watch it on the television with my entire family.I too started watching with them and my curiosity and interest increased which provided a boon to the book i recently read.THE ACCURSED GOD by VIVEK DATTA MISHRA is based on the character of Bhishma also known as Bhishma Pitamah.
Mahabharat is mainly known for the fights of Kauravs and
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Shreyasi Basu
Jun 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
BLURB WITHOUT SPOILERS:

" KURUKSHETRA " , " MAHABHARATA " those are not only mythology or story but also emotional phenomena for all of us. Those epic battle and facts has been told and retold for ages, from one generation to another, but the story havent faded yet.

But when i read those lines to description, I knew this book is also going to be a epic thoughtful asset.
" why was this an epic war? Why entire Aryavart plunged into this first real world-war? Why the echo of this ancient war still
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Priya Saladi
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Detailed written review of "The Accursed God" by Vivek Dutta Mishra

Genre - Mythology

Rating - 4.5/5

Being a Mahabharat fanatic, I love to read a lot of books regarding the epic Mahabharat. Up to now, I have read a lot of variations of Mahabharat but it is such a complex story that gives you something or the other to learn whenever you read it.
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When I started reading this book it was slightly confusing but later on, I found the answers and didn't felt confusing at all.
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The starting point from th
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Ayushi Srivastava
Oct 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
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The story of the Epic battle of Kurukshetra has been told and retold for ages. Millennia of dust, fables, imaginations — and the epic itself is lost. What remained is the story of a family feud and ambition of Kauravas and Pandavas. But why, then, was this an epic war? Why entire Aryavart plunged into this first real world-war? Why the echo of this ancient war still resonates after all those centuries? Rediscover the lost epic whose origin lies in the birth of the Kurukshetra that had tast
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Abhilash Ruhela
Sep 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I have read many books on Mahabharat- the biggest epic in the Universe and I must say that reading it always makes you think about a lot of things – right and wrong – in the epic itself and also about your actions in your life as there are many situations in this epic where you can corelate with your situations. Every book that I have read till date about Mahabharata always started from the birth of Pandu and Dhritarashtra or Pandavas and Kauravas. This is the first time where I got my hands upo ...more
Shoumya
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book: The Accursed God: The lost epic
Author: Vivek Dutta Mishra
Genre: Mythological
Book Length: 392 pages
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Well this genre always gives me an immense pleasure and curiosity to know more about Hindu Mythology.The best part is you get the chance to differentiate between good deeds and bad deeds, you see that there's always truth who stays and lies being faded away. You see how justice and injustice takes place everywhere..but at last whatever the cost may be it ends with peace and harmony.

This is
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Prince Raj
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book :- The accursed god
Author :- vivek Dutta Mishra
Rating :- 5 stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I can say that every one in india knows the story of Mahabharata and the characters of it and none can forget the bhisma whom even death couldn't touch without his wish and the krishna the avatar of Vishnu.

This book tells the story in a new style which will keep you engrossed till the end of the book.

🌟🌟Review🌟🌟

As I have completed this book savouring each and every page with all my curiousity to know more and more of the s
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Sidharth Bansal
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mythology fiction is my go to genre. I love to read different authors' perspectives towards the epic tales of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

With the epic tale of Mahabharata as its essence, this story brings to the reader the complete truth of how the seeds for the ancient war were sown. The author narrates the tale of the young Prince who witnessed Aryavrat moving towards a humongous war between the right and the wrong. Through the eyes of this legendary accursed God, we see the picture of the even
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kislaya Upadhyaya
Mar 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
BOOK REVIEW ON “THE ACCURSED GOD”

It was an over whelming experience to go through this book as it presents several out of the box ideas. Beginning with cover of the book which is very attractive and by itself asks you to go in it. Secondly, title of the book is also very different as nobody ever pays much heed to any God of Vedic culture who is cursed. They are basically side lined characters if we consider it to be a story. As the title says this is story of a accursed God of Vedic culture, i.e
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Sarthak Deshpande
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We all know the story of 'Great Mahabharata' but do we know what actually happened even before the war or what was the reason to happen the war ?
If you don't know like me then this is the perfect book.
If you like Hindu Mythology then grab this book.
If you want to learn more about Mahabharta then grab this book.
The stories of our culture is so pure and raw that it leaves a heavy message and the author and done is perfectly. Initially you may feel that the book is lengthy but trust me you will g
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Anand Sinha
Nov 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The trend of writing stories around Mahabharata is perhaps as ancient as the history of stories itself. Mahabharata is a gigantic work, the largest written work in entire world literature. So most of the works understandably talk about a subsection, mostly based on one or the other character. This book, too starts with one character, but becomes immediately apparent that the story won't be about one character. It is a multi-character story just like Mahabharata. With each character getting its o ...more
Devanshi Sanghani
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
What does "Accursed" truly mean? It means under a curse.
As much as I have learnt from the Accursed God by Author Vivek, a child is born from the curse of Vasus.
The story starts with the battle of Aryavart and as the story progresses we see Krishna and Bhishma narrating the story of the accursed God.
The start was a bit of a grumble and I was confused with too many characters being taking place in the first 3 chapters but as the story progressed it became clear for me.
Generally, I used to think
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Twisha
Sep 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Devesh Raj
Nov 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I saw this book 1st on Amazon for the kindle version. Always reading Hindu mythological fiction novels, I was intrigued by it. So I decided to get more information about this book. When I got to know that it’s the story of Mahabharata, I was a bit apprehensive of reading this. It wasn’t because I don’t like Mahabharata. Recently there have been so many books and series on this grand epic that I got bored of it.
But the preface of the book got my attention. Especially the following line:
In the cl
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Harshita Ashwani
Jan 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Book: The Accursed God-The Lost Epic

By: Vivek Dutta Mishra

We have heard The story of Mahabharata the well-known epic, many times but there is a lot we are still not aware of. Many stories that are still left untold. The Accursed God-The Lost Epic is one that will reveal all the unheard tales of the
Mahabharat. The book tells us everything about Aryavart.

The story begins with the conversation between Krishna and Bhisma. The ultimate truth - Dharma-wisdom of humanity is showcased with our lives re
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shruti
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
He was God incarnate, he was Bhishma. 'The Accursed God' by Vivek Dutta opens up to the first book of The Lost Epic series. It brings us to the chapter of Mahabharata that we have merely forgotten under the war between Kauravas and Pandavas. But before the end, there was a much bigger beginning that brought about the rising of the Accursed God- the feared and revered Bhishma.

Mythology has always been closest to my heart and I have read multiple versions of them. Growing up to reading and listen
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Simrin
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Raghav  Bahuguna
Sep 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Accursed God" by Vivek Dutta is a book that belongs to the mythological genre. The story is filled with many characters. Reading Mythological books is a passion that drives me to soul search one’s own self in order to extract the best out of one’s own self. War is something that tears down the family. It sees no friend no relatives. All it serves is the vengeance and death and satisfies one’s hunger for power. Just like real classic Mythological book, this book is full of details and these deta ...more
Shobitha Udayakumar
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
✨ A history of an epic saga of journey led by a sworn warrior to that of legendary and universally hated accursed God.The greatest ancient mythology has been retold, in ages where millenia of dust, fables and imaginations ans the epic itself is lost, this book resonates the lost culture and legendary saga battle of Kurukshetra, that is years before the final war of Mahabharata took place.

✨Even before generations and generations of various dynasties tried to unfold the war in the lands of Aryava
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Rachana Prasad
Sep 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
The story of the epic battle of Kurukshetra has been told and retold for ages. Millennia of dust, fables, imaginations — and the epic itself is lost. What remained is the story of a family feud and ambition of Kauravas and Pandavas. But why, then, was this an epic war? Why entire Aryavart plunged into this first real world-war? Why the echo of this ancient war still resonates after all those centuries? Rediscover the lost epic whose origin lies in the birth of the Kurukshetra that had tasted its ...more
Nikita Sharma
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mythology has always been one my favourite genre. And I'm so happy I got a chance to read " The Accursed God " by Vivek Dutta Sir.
We all know about The Mahabharat , where Pandavas defeats Kauravas. But there is much more to the story.

This book takes back us to the times of Krishna.
It is the story of Devavrata later named as Bhisma. He was the eight son of the goddess Ganga and king Shantanu who was supposed to die at the time of his birth but there was a twist in his fate. The story also puts e
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