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That is the major problem with this book.

Anand Neelakantan would, even if temporarily, loan me his magical literary quill. What I couldn’t easily digest is the following: And no if does it better than Anand Nelakantan. Nov 12, Anand rated it it was amazing. We saw Bhadra in his earlier book ASURA as one of the main characters who is born from nowhere but plays a substantial role in the whole book. Can’t simply wait to lay my hands on the second part of the book.

It seems this black-wash of central characters of Mahabharata was necessary to give voices to the vanquished. That takes away from what the book could have been. When you interpret history with unbiased agenda yes villains become heroes and heroes become villains!!!

I am sure that when the Gita is finally discussed, it will rill discussed in a more critical way than the ‘word of god’ which it seems to have become now. You may also like. It’s a Goodbye Good-riddance to Anand Neelakantan from me here. Dec 15, Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws rated it really liked it Shelves: One person found this helpful.


AJAYA Book I | Roll of the Dice | Anand Neelakantan

The author has told the story in a way which is believable, logical, practical and reasonable. No trivia or quizzes yet. The author has a reason for composing a novel where Suyodhana is a hero, not only in the novel, but also in the real life for many. Arguably, it is also a hypothesis of what ‘could have been’, and not what it ‘is’, as handed down to us over the generations.

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Furthermore, it is only now that Bhishma, who is running the affairs of the kingdom himself, comes to know of the mis-adventure of the Pandavas and comes to apologise to Drupada! Feb 18, Arun Sashi rated it it was amazing.

Anand has been successful in resurrecting the dead villains and gave them voices to tell their side of the tale.

Suyodhana is passionate and stubborn, to the point of foolhardiness. For qjaya, Drona orders Duryodhana to conquer Panchala and capture Drupada. Perspectives should be looking at an event,person or fact from different angles rather than substituting it to create a suitable perspective.

And no wonder its my favourite story too Parallel to this story, readers will find the character of Eklavya, a young outcast who wants to become a mighty warrior despite being from a lower caste. The magic, godliness and miracles associated in the epic are depicted in a logical manner.


Lord Indra living a life of a recluse with untouchables as for some reason he was no good to be a Rhe anymore. Not that I was always under the blind impression of the goodness of Pandavas, I somehow knew all is not what it is portrayed as, yet this book w My first book by this much praised author and I must say I totally loved it.

Book Review | Roll Of The Dice (AJAYA Epic of the Kaurava Clan – Book 1)

Let us keep things simple for the moment. Ask people about Narendra Modi or Rahul Gandhi. There is little in the book about Duryodhana himself – most of the times he is depicted as a clueless fellow who lets himself be manipulated easily.

Had it been a fictional account, or even historical account of these aspects, it would have been a good read. This time his muse is Duryodhan. But once they have, how you move the pieces is in your hands.

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