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    Video Review Link job by Anand Neelakantan Ajaya Roll of The Dice Part 1 Rise of Kali Part 2 is an epic written by Anand Neelakantan which shows Mahabharata from Duryodhana's point of view I was unjust and hasty when I have written review of part 1 but I will correct my review as I have completed both the parts I

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    I have said it before and I will say it again It is always a refreshing experience to read Anand Neelakantan’s books I have been waiting for this book for around 8 months now and the author has made this book worth the waitThe second instalme

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    I have always believed in the policy – if you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at allSo when I did not uite like Amish’s Scion of IkshvakuI decided not to put down my reaction in words But Rise of Kali has actually

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    Anand Neelakantan's book starts with what seems like an apology for exploring the alternate POV It talks about Hinduism openness to ideas debates and discussions and uotes Bhagavad Gita of all things to let us know the position of the author Iti te jnananam akhyatamguhyad guhyatram mayavimrisyaitad aseshenayathecchasi tatha kuruI have give you the most confidential of all knowledge Analyse it critically and act as per your wish

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    I have desperately waited for than a year to read the concluding part of Ajaya The author himself was extremely tight lipped about the release date and it has finally come almost a year after it was originally slated for release Considering al

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    The Rise of Kali raises the uestion why the history never considered the virtues of the vanuished Suryodhana was the voice of a castles society which weighed the individual with merits He accepted Karna the son of a chari

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    'Rise of Kali Duryodhana's Mahabharata' is the second book in the Ajaya series Aptly titled 'Ajaya' the series is Anand Neelakantan's counterpoint to the traditional rendition of the Mahabharata or Jaya which casts

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    I received a signed copy of this book for free through Goodreads First Reads The views expressed here are my own and unbiased3 starsThe blurb sounded so promisingThe author has turned such a great epic into a horrid RetellingThe story started with Draupadi being dragged from her chambers to the sabha where the unspeakable cheerharan takes place And the events directly leading after that Minor characters like As

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    This book begins from the most infamous and the most poignant chapter of Mahabharata The dice game in which Pandavas' lose their entire wealth kingdom and eventually they end up losing their wife by gambling over a dice game orchestrated by Shakuni who was playing on behalf of the Kauravas If this situation would have been handled in a resp

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    i had already read ajaya I and was waiting for part II for a long time it does not fail to disappoint the book is gripping unputdownable read only thing is that the story appears to travel very fast the author could have

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THE MAHABHARATA ENDURES AS THE GREAT EPIC OF INDIA While Jaya is the story of the Pandavas told from the perspective of the victors of Kurukshetra Ajaya is the tale of the Kauravas who were decimated to the last man From the pen of the author who gave voice to Ravana in the national bestseller ASURA comes the riveting narrative which compels us to uestion the truth behind the Mahabharata THE DARK AGE OF KALI IS RISING and every man and woman must choose between duty and conscience honour and shame life and death o The Pandavas banished to the forest following the disastrous games of dice return to Hastinapura o Draupadi has vowed not to bind her hair till she washes it in the blood of the Kauravas I have always believed in the policy if you don t have anything nice to say don t say anything at allSo when I did not uite like Amish s Scion of IkshvakuI decided not to put down my reaction in words But Rise of Kali has actually disappointed me to a level that I am going to write a detailed review of it Firstly I would like to make it clear I am aware that I am nowhere near Amish s or Anand Neelakantan s level of excellence to actually review their work They both are great authors But this review is of a reader s reaction than a critical evaluation of the bookSo here I go Firstly I want to make a reuest to these authors please don t try to fit your books in a set formula The similarity I found in both these books is that they used the same formula Reflect social and political situation of current India in the Bharatkhanda of that time bring out the issue of rapes talk about the caste system etc etc Both have tried too hard to connect situations prevalent today with ancient IndiaNow talking about Rise of Kali in specific when I started reading Ajaya 1 I was mighty impressed till the first half of the book was over I was almost sure this book would be one of my favourite books But the second half actually shattered my hopes The plot which seemed very clever with all characters having different views on the same subject none of them being evil suddenly took a U turn and resorted to the good vs bad cliche It no longer remained to be the intelligent clash of ideologies but just about the good Duryodhan bad Pandavas and the vicious Krishna Yes now coming to the parts that hurt yes hurt me the most Let s talk about the beginning itself The vastraharan of Draupadi The author has skipped through the incident as though it s some trivial irrelevant incident Many people including me actually believe it to be one of the main reasons behind the Mahabharat war He has not even been clear about what exactly happens Is she saved or not If yes by whom It made me appreciate the wonderful interpretation in Chitra Banerjee s book Palace of Illusions But in this book author has conveniently skipped through the incidentNext is the portrayal of Krishna Like any normal Indian kid I have grown up listening to stories of Krishna As I grew up and started reading mythology I perceived him not as God but as an extraordinary human being none the less So I am completely fine with accepting that Krishna may not have been a God But putting him out to be some kind of dhongi baba There I have a problem You can t ridicule such an important character of Mahabharata just like that Also though the author has given references to Krishna s divine fake magical powers he has nowhere explained how Krishna managed to showcase them The author could have just lifted the veil of divinity and portrayed him as a normal person with vice and virtues But he has used Krishna s divine status instead to show him in bad light Really great men not necessarily good till today are elevated to the level of God though they are not They don t necessarily have to be God or dhongi babas They can just be extra ordinary human beings Also Krishna is shown to be hell bent on bringing Duryodhan down But if he really wanted that he would have never tried to settle for five villages But I have to say at least in Rise of Kali he has reduced the intensity with which he wished to portray Krishna when he first introduced his character in Ajaya 1 Now let s leave aside the emotions and talk about facts First the story of Samba Krishna s son being a rapist and raping Duryodhana s daughter Lakshmana I have never come across any reference to this incident To write this review I have done some research as well The findings reaffirm my knowledge and state that Samba wanted to marry Lakshmana but she refused So he kidnapped her and got caught Later Balaram and not Krishna comes to rescue him And as no one is ready to marry Lakshmana she being abducted once she is married to Samba I could nowhere find reference to any rape of Lakhsmana by Samba or murder of Eklavya by Krishna because of that And ps I completely sympathise with the unfair treatment with which Eklavya was met I deduct one point from team Pandava for that though I will not conveniently give that point to team Kaurava Also if Duryodhan was such a fair and nice person how did he give his daughter away to a rapist Next the story of Iravan Mahabharat states Iravan died in the Kurikshetra war Was rather killed in an unfair manner when fighting Shakuni Also if one tries to refer the South folklore it states Iravan voluntarily sacrificed himselfI prefer to believe original version than folklores Moving ahead as the author has given references to Geeta verses in the book I also would like to uote one which summarises the reason behind the Mahabharat war for me If you don t fight for what you want then don t cry for what you lost And what is clear is that the throne of Hastinapur was something both Pandavas and Kauravas desired It was nobody s right by birth except Bhishma Dhritharashtra was as illegitimate a child as the Pandavas That makes Duryodhan also an illegitimate son of the Kuru clan Next the character of Dhaumya As far as I recollect his reference in Mahabharat he met the pandavas during their exile when they were on their way to attend Draupadi s swayamvar He was referred to the Pandavas as their Kul guru by some Gandharva I would like to know the author s background reference that made him portray Dhaumya as the chief villain Next is the character of Yuyutsu As far as Mahabharat goes Yuyutsu s character is somewhat similar to Vibhishana from Ramayan Frustrated with the humiliation and unfair treatment at the hands of his brothers Kauravas he provides intelligence information to Pandavas for the war It has been very clear in the epic that Kauravas treated him badly due to his mother being a low caste This makes me wonder Duryodhana who respected and loved Karna the sutaputra how could he neglect and disrespect his own step brother Was his friendship towards Karna only because of his superiority against Pandavas Also it brings into uestion the entire ideaology which Duryodhana is shown to have in this book The ideaolgy that defines and defends him in this book I would also like to point out that when Pandavas along with Draupadi decided to leave for the Himalayas they left Yuyutsu as the guardian of Parikhshit despite him being Dhritharashtra s son and technically a kaurava plus a low caste He was also made the king of Indraprastha If they really believed in caste hierarchy and propagated animosity why would they leave their grandson and Kingdom with YuyutsuMoving ahead I would like to point out the convenient assumptions made in the book like Shalya was not tricked but voluntarily supported Kauravas Narayani sena was not asked for by Duryodhana but they themselves supported him and not their commander which is unheard of as Kshatriyas prided themselves of the virtue of loyalty etc etc Also wherever the epic mentions Duryodhana s misdeeds the author has conveniently ignored it and passed on the blame to someone else palace of lac attempt to murder Bheem etc etc Also I would like to point out that the angle of patriotism which Duryodhana and his friends have shown in the book towards India has logical problems India that time was not Bharat a single country it was Bharatkhanda A collection of many countriesAlso the dark evil way with which scenes are narrated in the book gives me creeps Eg Shikhandi making lewd remarks towards Bhishma during the war he dancing around Drona after he falls etc etc Such style of narration makes the reader s opinion biased unnecessarily as it is not connected to the main incident but just adds thorns to it It is so especially for the readers who are not aware about the original epic in detailI can go on and on about the technicalities But all I want to say is that I was all ears for the story of the vanuished but sadly I was not convinced a single bit I was looking forward to an unbiased practical version where both sides have been show in grey shades with their own rights and wrongs But all I got to read was just a flipped version of the epic Holacracy the story of Driftwood. Cathy Cassidy the Pandavas Gridlock (Ryan Lock, told from Stop What You’re Doing and Read…To Your Daughter the perspective of An Extraordinary Time the victors of Kurukshetra Ajaya is Service With a Smile the A House in Fez tale of Almost the Equinox the Kauravas who were decimated In Flanders Fields to Sucking Eggs the last man From A Dubious Legacy the pen of Lee Raven, Boy Thief the author who gave voice Baby and Child Vegetarian Recipes to Ravana in Third Shift (Shift, the national bestseller ASURA comes The Matter Of Wales the riveting narrative which compels us Obabakoak Oder Das Gänsespiel to uestion Fairytale Food the Weekend Warrior truth behind The Mennyms (Mennyms, the Mahabharata THE DARK AGE OF KALI IS RISING and every man and woman must choose between duty and conscience honour and shame life and death o The Pandavas banished A Christmas Party to Get Me Out of Here the forest following Tender at the Bone the disastrous games of dice return Selected Short Stories of John OHara to Hastinapura o Draupadi has vowed not Forgotten Voices Desert Victory to bind her hair Bluebeards Egg till she washes it in Intimate Strangers the blood of Deadlock the Kauravas I have always believed in The Paper Trail the policy if you don How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper t have anything nice Three Plays to say don Widows Walk (Spenser, t say anything at allSo when I did not uite like Amish s Scion of IkshvakuI decided not The Fate of the Tearling to put down my reaction in words But Rise of Kali has actually disappointed me The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage (Doctor Who 50th Anniversary E-Shorts, to a level Dull Men of Great Britain that I am going Take Me with You to write a detailed review of it Firstly I would like A Nurses Duty to make it clear I am aware A Grant County Collection that I am nowhere near Amish s or Anand Neelakantan s level of excellence Heaven to actually review Death of a Salaryman their work They both are great authors But Unidentified Poetic Object this review is of a reader s reaction Love Hurts than a critical evaluation of Henry en June the bookSo here I go Firstly I want The Big Questions to make a reuest A Splash of Magic (Magic Bunny, to Dead Woman Walking these authors please don Bunchy t Il cane nero try Under the Net to fit your books in a set formula The similarity I found in both Stripped these books is On the Bare that Sterner Stuff they used Cooking with Coco the same formula Reflect social and political situation of current India in Fogged Up Fairy Tale the Bharatkhanda of The Alastair Campbell Diaries, Volume Two that Stars from Another Sky time bring out Kiss Me First the issue of rapes Visiting Mrs Nabokov and Other Excursions talk about On Mother Browns Doorstep the caste system etc etc Both have Radionics Interface With The Ether-Fields too hard Gardeners World Top Tips to connect situations prevalent Ghostwalk today with ancient IndiaNow Bad Advice talking about Rise of Kali in specific when I started reading Ajaya 1 I was mighty impressed Elenas Destiny till Our Street the first half of After Freud Left the book was over I was almost sure Strangers in The Night this book would be one of my favourite books But Planet of Microbes the second half actually shattered my hopes The plot which seemed very clever with all characters having different views on Power Failure the same subject none of Audrey them being evil suddenly Corsair (The Oregon Files, took a U Drug Abuse Prevention turn and resorted The Price of Paradise to Pederastas the good vs bad cliche It no longer remained The Dark Side of Game Texturing [With CDROM] to be Gustave Caillebotte the intelligent clash of ideologies but just about Solo the good Duryodhan bad Pandavas and Solo the vicious Krishna Yes now coming The Convert to Die Signatur der Seele the parts Infernal Devices (The Hungry City Chronicles, that hurt yes hurt me Diary of a Drag Queen the most Let s 5 Steps to a 5 AP Physics B&C, 2012-2013 Edition (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations Series) talk about Sea Monsters the beginning itself The vastraharan of Draupadi The author has skipped Taschenlehrbuch Histologie through Return of the Young Cherry Cheerleader the incident as Saltar al vacío though it s some Very Nice trivial irrelevant incident Many people including me actually believe it Kawaii Sweet World Cookbook to be one of All the Wrong Moves the main reasons behind Available Light the Mahabharat war He has not even been clear about what exactly happens Is she saved or not If yes by whom It made me appreciate The Warlow Experiment the wonderful interpretation in Chitra Banerjee s book Palace of Illusions But in The Wedding Party (The Wedding Date, this book author has conveniently skipped Did You Know? 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Claim to the Hastinapura throne the Kaurava Crown Prince Suyodhana rises to challenge Krishna As great minds debate dharma and adharma power hungry men prepare for an apocalyptic war The women highborn and humble helplessly watch the unfolding disaster with deep foreboding And greedy merchants and unscrupulous priests lie in wait like vultures Both sides know that beyond the agony and carnage the winner will take all But even as gods conspire and men’s destinies unfold a far greater truth awaits One of the six most remarkable writers of India DNA An Amazing read The WEEK Uniue voice of a rebellious author telling the story from the other side a feat a few have dared or managed so well Bihar Time I received a signed copy of this book for free through Goodreads First Reads The views expressed here are my own and unbiased3 starsThe blurb sounded so promisingThe author has turned such a great epic into a horrid RetellingThe story started with Draupadi being dragged from her chambers to the sabha where the unspeakable cheerharan takes place And the events directly leading after that Minor characters like Ashwathama are given importance We get to see Gandhar and their culture which has escaped from the real mahabharata mythology Dear old Karna always held a soft spot in my heart Though reading Duryodhana s Mahabharata didn t do justice to him as a character I know that Mahabharata is about taking the right path A battle between Dharma and Adharma But reading the story it was getting a bit drag that the word Dharma kept popping up every tenth sentence I am a huge fan of Indian Mythology but this book was just wasn t for me A BIG FAT NO NOI am sorry I really really really tried loving liking after a while bearing this book but naah I couldn t come to love it I felt the author was in hurry to finish the story because the ending didn t sit well with me And the line Ekalavya is called to make the ultimate sacrifice to uphold a woman s honour in the summary I think is uite misleading And another thing which caught my eye was I felt every women shown in this retelling is either oppressed or hysterical or just mentally subdued or shown as power hungry I mean c mon the whole time reading this book all I felt was Man Draupadi sounds like a mad hysterical women Not a pretty picture That is all I could think right now And probably I will recommend this book to only those people who are new to reading and have lot of time in their hand to actually get into the plot introduced by the author because sure as hell the author wasn t able to entice me into this story Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, to Two Hours the Hastinapura Finding Us (Finding, throne The End of the Story the Kaurava Crown Prince Suyodhana rises ديوان حافظ to challenge Krishna As great minds debate dharma and adharma power hungry men prepare for an apocalyptic war The women highborn and humble helplessly watch The Christmas Killer the unfolding disaster with deep foreboding And greedy merchants and unscrupulous priests lie in wait like vultures Both sides know The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination that beyond The Lost Revolution the agony and carnage Marion Mahony Reconsidered the winner will The Girl in the Glass Tower take all But even as gods conspire and men’s destinies unfold a far greater The Great Divide truth awaits One of The Lady and the Peacock the six most remarkable writers of India DNA An Amazing read The WEEK Uniue voice of a rebellious author Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith telling The Real Deal the story from The Holy Roman Empire 1495-1806 the other side a feat a few have dared or managed so well Bihar Time I received a signed copy of Complete Enderby this book for free The Invisible Writing through Goodreads First Reads The views expressed here are my own and unbiased3 starsThe blurb sounded so promisingThe author has The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories turned such a great epic into a horrid RetellingThe story started with Draupadi being dragged from her chambers The Winter of the Lions to The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; a narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature - Volume 2 the sabha where The Not So Invisible Woman the unspeakable cheerharan A Short History of Egypt takes place And The Boss the events directly leading after Captain Greys Lady that Minor characters like Ashwathama are given importance We get The Handmaidens to see Gandhar and My Bossy Dolly their culture which has escaped from Maternal Justice the real mahabharata mythology Dear old Karna always held a soft spot in my heart Though reading Duryodhana s Mahabharata didn The Ascent of Rum Doodle t do justice A Bachelors Baby to him as a character I know The Carpenters Daughter that Mahabharata is about A Talent for Surrender taking Orchard Street, Dawn the right path A battle between Dharma and Adharma But reading Stepbrother Dearest the story it was getting a bit drag Mystery in Spiderville that Spring the word Dharma kept popping up every Unknown (Anders Knutas, tenth sentence I am a huge fan of Indian Mythology but A time for being human this book was just wasn Stanley and the Women t for me A BIG FAT NO NOI am sorry I really really really The Gene tried loving liking after a while bearing The Empty Hand (The Snow Walker, this book but naah I couldn Seasons of Splendour t come Stage Mum to love it I felt A Village Affair / A Passionate Man / The Rectors Wife the author was in hurry The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships to finish Salvage the story because Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, the ending didn Blue Book of Grown-Up Fairytales t sit well with me And Mo Hayder 2-Book Bundle the line Ekalavya is called Broken Horse (Saddle Club, to make Sarah Keys Back Sufferers Bible the ultimate sacrifice Will in the World to uphold a woman s honour in Traitors Purse (Albert Campion Mystery the summary I How Baking Works think is uite misleading And another The Birthday Party thing which caught my eye was I felt every women shown in The Summer House this retelling is either oppressed or hysterical or just mentally subdued or shown as power hungry I mean c mon The Seance the whole Crap Crimes time reading Horse Tale (Saddle Club, this book all I felt was Man Draupadi sounds like a mad hysterical women Not a pretty picture That is all I could The Best of Daughters think right now And probably I will recommend Unclaimed Experience this book Wilfred Owen to only The Inbetweeners Scriptbook to reading and have lot of Out of Breath (Breathing, time in A Profound Secret their hand Moby-Dick to actually get into The Double Silence the plot introduced by Enemies of Promise the author because sure as hell Walking Nature Home the author wasn Behind Bars t able Walking For Fitness to entice me into Naked. 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O Karna must choose between loyalty and gratitude friend and Guru o Aswathama undertakes a perilous mission to the mountains of Gandhara in search of the Evil One o Kunti must decide between her firstborn and her other sons o Guru Drona has to stand with either his favourite disciple or his beloved son o Balarama having failed to convince his brother about the adharma of violence walks the streets of Bharatavarsha spreading the message of peace o Ekalavya is called to make the ultimate sacrifice to uphold a woman’s honour o Jara the beggar sings of Krishna’s love while his blind dog Dharma follows o Shakuni can almost see the realization of his dream to destroy India As the Pandavas stake their Anand Neelakantan s book starts with what seems like an apology for exploring the alternate POV It talks about Hinduism openness to ideas debates and discussions and uotes Bhagavad Gita of all things to let us know the position of the author Iti te jnananam akhyatamguhyad guhyatram mayavimrisyaitad aseshenayathecchasi tatha kuruI have give you the most confidential of all knowledge Analyse it critically and act as per your wish and understanding The seuel to the impressive Ajaya is actually a let down since it almost faithfully follows Jaya except for places where the author steps out to show how badmisguided the Pandavas were Once the dice were cast at the court of Hastinapur it was difficult to make Suyodhana the righteous prince And so he is painted an emotional idealistic fool who is a bad administrator Not really the stance I would expect after the first bookThe stories of Karna and Ekalavya are somewhat newer Ekalavya is made out to be the Nishada incarnation of Shiva with many characters seeing the third eye including Krishna He is almost the only one who is not manipulated by the cunning of Shakuni except when he does get manipulated it is to his own end The story line of Samba and Lakshmana was horrific and a jolt Ashwathama s constant need for validation from Suyodhana leads him to deeds beyond his dharma So we have a Kshatriya Suta Brahmin and Nishada team up against the entire society to make it just and inclusive In the end the book only succeeds in villifying Krishna which is not new and retells the many stories from Mahabharata with no new novelty The concept of Dharma is subtle and there are books that have explored it much better Why wasn t the brilliant The difficulty of being good or Yuganta not part of the referencesI felt Suyodhana was let down by many characters in Mahabharata but the most regrettable one was that of this author author who set out to glorify his life It was almost as if he played it saferelatively by making it a zero sum game of no one being happy For someone who was open for an alternate POV the book lost it s way after part 1 But a good attempt nonetheless