What is the difference between Jaya and Vijaya? Solve this puzzle and you will solve the mystery of the Mahabharata. In this enthralling retelling of India’s. The doorkeepers of Vaikuntha are the twins, Jaya and Vijaya, both whose 7 reasons to buy Jaya: Illustrated Retelling of Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik. 1. I have read five renowned versions of Mahabharata (marked as authentic by experts). I have also read Devdutt Pattanaik’s book “Jaya – An Illustrated Retelling of.

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Only for plus members Get exciting benefits. Nov 04, Samidha Kalia rated it really liked it. This strange fact brings up a difficult question in the reader’s mind jaha to judge or not to judge God.

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It lacks the passion, emotions, and the spiritual message be found in a version of Mahabharata written by a devotee or a yogi.

He delves illkstrated the sub-plots, significance of little known events, different folk-lores and the numerous stories within stories which make up the real Mahabharata visualized by Ved Vyasa. About the Author Devdutt Pattanaik is a doctor who shifted his focus to Indian mythology and their influence on the people of the country. To get the best from this book I would suggest keeping a broad and detached mind while reading it and the less judgemental one is, the better – this may be especially true for those who have been exposed more to mainstream thoughts and concepts on the Epic and its key characters.


Its a must read for all mythology buffs! Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The stories are embellished with line illustrations; the style is unique, a break from standard visual formats Amar Chitra Katha or DC comics 3.

The illustrations are simple, but elucidating. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata

I hungered to read them in a continuity — for chronology, for ease of understanding, and most importantly, for enjoyment. View all 4 comments. Illustrated Retelling Of The Mahabharata.

Many of its sub-sects, like the Ramayana an Usually delivered in days? After a bit of search on Quora and on a friend’s recommendation I settled on this one.

Jul 14, Sarthak Pranit rated it really liked it. Share your thoughts with other customers. Penguin Global October 5, Language: Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata by Devdutt Pattanaik

Additionally, it does not rely on the Sanskrit version alone but incorporates various folk tales from different regions. He has also given apt references on how Hinduism is very different to the 3 Abrahamic Religions Judaism; Islam and Christianity.


Jaya later becomes Mahabharatha as more plots and sub plots enter the storytelling through the years. In Vaikuntha there is bliss. The illustrations are eye-catching making this book more amazing. Paperback Language of Text: Any lover of Hindu mythology will not be disappointed by this book.

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So the author chooses to call his book ‘Jaya – An illustrated retelling of the Mahabharata’ rather than simply ‘Mahabharata retold’ or some such Showing of reviews.

The Mahabharata, India’s greatest epic, is a huge, sweeping work and is the longest Sanskrit epic. I purchased the book in print and from Audible. It’s greatness, be it story wise or intent wise, is immeasurable. There is not much new insight in the book if you are familiar with the epic. I have read it many times from different sources, I also jllustrated great intrest in Indiam mythology which prompted me to pick this up.

The underlying conflict between the two groups is essentially on the legitimacy of rule.