Arjun: Without A Doubt (Book Review)

About the Book-

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I knew there was nothing poetic about death. I knew not that the most horrific battles are fought off the battlefield. Arjun: The idealist in a non-ideal world; the warrior whose deadliest opponent was his conscience. History forgot his voice, but misquoted his silence.My self-esteem originates from me and ends in me.Why does your honor depend on me? Find your own. Draupadi: The untamed tigress, the fragrant flame, the unbridled spirit. Power does not justify sin. Power is not virtue. Virtue is that which lasts in spite of power. Krishn: The enigma whose unique ideology churned the battlefield into a quest for Truth.The Missile …The Trajectory … The Vision. The trio that makes for the core of The Mahabharata (Indian Epic).

Review-

The most interesting part of the book is the book have dual narration. The book have  the story of the Mahabharata from the perspective of Arjun and Draupati. Writing about Mahabharta is always very challenging because there are so many complex characters and double narration makes it more challenging but interesting too. While reading I was able to connect with the characters mostly Arjun.

We all know that Mahabharata is a tragic tale by the end, but we don’t see emotional journey of highs and lows. Also there was a case of lost opportunity when characters like Bhisma, Drupad and Kunti were used in a single dimensional style. The story embarks on a journey which might change the entire landscape and the ongoing tussle of how to look up to Arjun after his glorified and mystified tales.

The flow of the book is nice but it looses it’s flow for some time in the middle part of it. It may be difficult to understand for those people who does not have knowledge or have little knowledge about Mahabharata. The book have more than three hundred pages so, it was difficult for me to read the book in one go. I was reading mythology for first time, but I enjoyed it. But overall a good effort by the Author.

About the Author

The heart can be dissected, the brain can be spliced open, but I love to unravel the mind and emotions. Dr. Shinde Sweety holds a Doctorate in Medicine. Avid Mahabharata fan. Voracious reader. Yoga enthusiast, Student of Spanish and yearns to learn Sanskrit. Skilled at pencil sketch. Loves to daydream and swim. Curious about the Mystic & Mystique. Insane about soulful music. Content to be cocooned in a dream world. Email: sweetyshinde@hotmail.com

Ratings-

Story:- ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Characters:-⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Writing style:-⭐⭐⭐⭐
Cover:-⭐⭐⭐
Overall:-⭐⭐⭐⭐

by – Ayush Kumar

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