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Arjun by Shinde Sweety
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Mahabharata since time immemorial has been told and retold. The count can go awry but some of them have managed to capture the essence of the legendary epic. This book tries to retell the tale from the point of Arjun,Draupadi & Krishna. So who's going to hog the limelight and who will put the point across? That's what the story is all about.

Once a legend always a legend. Readers have heard it all, read it all and felt the bearings of all. The book gives wings to Arjuna, Draupadi's plight and how Krishna played a pivotal role in the shaping up of the future. There are some intricately woven confrontations, some strong points put across, a voice to the voiceless and above it all methodical dissertation of what happened and why it happened. The language is top notch and there are no doubts in scripting and scratching the tale.

The possible downside of the book is its failure to put too many new points across. Fresh individual picturization doesn't brings a sense of wow factor to the table. High expectations fizzle out by the end of the book as Mahabharata remains Mahabharata and not change otherwise.

All in all the book with its mix of introvert and aggressive characters packs a punch. The story feels the same but the narration gets a new voice. The separatist view is an idea which looks good but culminates towards a similar and known finish. It's a refreshing attempt but certainly not a hardliner to look absolutely different.
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Reading Progress

February 24, 2015 –
page 19
March 7, 2015 – Started Reading
March 7, 2015 – Shelved
March 7, 2015 –
page 52
March 8, 2015 –
page 150
March 9, 2015 –
page 220
March 10, 2015 – Finished Reading

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