Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata By Devdutt Pattanaik
Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata is spiritual epic e book by Devdutt Pattanaik, revealed in 2010.
Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling Of The Mahabharata has the entire epic, which was initially often known as Jaya, condensed right into a tiny capsule on this e book. Apart from retelling the fascinating components of the Mahabharata, what makes this e book a favorite amongst the readers is Pattanaik rendering of the varied native folklores and tales which might be related to the epic, which have been introduced in an entire new style. With a grasp stroke, the writer has elaborated the storyline by together with lesser recognized folklore tales of the epic, whereas holding intact its authentic kind and elegance.
The e book has been divided into 108 chapters and has vivid illustrations together with 250 easy line drawings painted by Pattanaik himself. Apart from infusing the totally different tales from native variations of the epic, the writer has additionally added folks arts elements picked up from ‘Yakshagana’ in Karnataka, ‘Terukuttu’ in Tamil Nadu and ‘Pandavani’ in Chattisgarh to mix with the narrative.
Tales of Barbareek, Aravan, Astika, Madhavi and Jaimini kind a particular portion of this e book. Apart from this, Pattanaik has additionally launched some intriguing ongoing traditions, like the worship of Draupadi in temples of Tamil Nadu.
Together with this, an entire part has been dedicated to the Kurukshetra conflict described on the foundation of descriptive astronomical info. By infusing these fascinating particulars together with the varied native variations of the epic, the writer has tried to create a pan-Indian model of the epic that has, since occasions immemorial, helped in shaping the tradition and historical past of the entire nation.