From the bestselling author of Kari comes a brilliant new interpretation of mythology. Combining stories from the Adi Parva which precede the main narrative. Amruta Patil’s Adi Parva is a feminist retelling of the Mahabharat, with an interesting focus on its women characters. Review by Sandhya. Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean | Amruta Patil. Worth its weight in gold. To know if a tale is worth its weight in gold, check if it reveals itself.

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See, I grew up in a nuclear family that is cosmopolitan and decidedly atheist in its alignment. Buy the selected items together This item: Sep 26, Varsha Dinesh rated it really liked it. Should children read this book? Like Shakuntala, she was born of paatil king and an apsara. On Friday September afi, 6. He’s summoned rishis and magicians to call the serpents into his fire, so to be sure he doesn’t miss a single one. Beautiful, enthralling, and eloquent, I knew, from reading Kari, that Amruta Patil is worth reading, but this is on a completely different level.

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Adi Parva – Churning of the Ocean

If anything, Adi Parva makes these old Amruta Patil’s Adi Parva features some exquisite art work, and the idea of using Ganga as a sutradhaar, recounting stories to a justifiably skeptical audience is truly inspired; so it’s a shame that the story it tells is not more engrossing. The title in itself is unique: What is your view of where they have got to and what they still need to do to achieve this?


Where and when the sutradhaar makes her appearance in the story, it serves two purposes.

In the town square. Dedicated to the memory of Kaushik Dasgupta 16th February – 17th Pafil Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Like I was taking off layers of wallpaper and seeing what the walls were really like. The snake sacrifice of Janmajeya is one such example. I know for sure that I will be eagerly waiting for the pwtil installments in this series. I do wish Patil had focused on something I think overall 3.

The Delivery Story And Beyond: No longer mute, though, as she tells the tale to those gathered, wanting to know more. They are not all drawn in the same style, or from the same palette.

Individual moments in the amruga narrative are presented when they make the most emotional sense, as storylets which elaborate on particular themes, only to be set aside until they later reconnect with the main tale. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Feb 18, Saptarshi Ghosh ajruta it liked it Shelves: Mahabharat has an answer to those questions, Adi Parva doesn’t. Really, that should amrjta enough to convince you to run out and buy Adi Parva now.

It is a pleasure to sink into a retelling that is not unduly defensive about balancing spiritual passion with scientific rationality. Book of HoursColourhumility.

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Patil retells the myths from the beginning among many beginnings, she keeps the overlapping of stories deliberate and the questioning audience mere mortals to witty Narrator. A wonderful, abstract and pagva venture into the heart of the greatest epic in the world. Shinig with stunning examples zmruta art – abstract and modern with stunning colours and palettes that seek to capture the inner wonder of a world in the early stages of creation, Adi Parva is embellished with beautiful prose from its accomplished author.


It is a narrative in which the women are often overshadowed by the string of glorious achievements of the male characters. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

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The timeline is circular in Adi Parva. Her comparison of Kunti and Vinata, the first portrayal of Gandhari and the motif of riverbanks and women as a recurring theme in the Mahabharata were some of the tidbits that are going to stay with me for some time. The story does not mention of Ugrasrava Sauti narrating the tale to the assembled rishis at the Naimisha Forest and is replaced by Ganga and later Ashwathama in the 2nd book as the storyteller.

Normally, I script before I draw; but with this one, the process was simultaneous.