Govinda The Aryavarta Chronicles #1 (Download)


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  • Govinda The Aryavarta Chronicles #1
  • Krishna Udayasankar
  • English
  • 10 July 2020
  • 9789350094464

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Free read Govinda The Aryavarta Chronicles #1 õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Must use all his cunning to counter deception and treachery if he is to protect his people and those whom he lovesBut who holds the key to the fantastic and startling knowledge of the Firewrights which in the wrong hands will bring doom upon the empire And does Govinda have it in him to confront the dark secrets of his past and discover the true meaning of being Arya of being nob. Great premise Very poor story telling Soporific Hopefully the next one will be better Nos trajeron los barcos use all his cunning to counter deception and treachery if he is to protect his people and those whom he lovesBut who holds the key to the fantastic and startling knowledge of the Firewrights which in the wrong hands will bring doom Maria dos Canos Serrados upon the empire And does Govinda have it in him to confront the dark secrets of his past and discover the true meaning of being Arya of being nob. Great premise Very poor story telling Soporific Hopefully the next one will be better

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Free read Govinda The Aryavarta Chronicles #1 õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB HONOUR DESIRE VENGEANCEAryavarta – the ancient realm of the nobleFor generations the Firstborn dynasty of scholar sages descendants of Vasishta Varuni and protectors of the Divine Order on earth has dominated here For just as long the Angirasa family of Firewrights weapon makers to the kings and master inventors has defied them In the aftermath of the centuries long conflict be. While I was wowed by the author Krishna s short story in Magical Women and have been waiting to read her latest Beast which my trusted friends really swear by it didn t occur to me that I already owned her debut trilogy and never actually read it Thankfully I realized my folly and picked up this first book for the IndianLitReadathon and it was definitely an awesome decision pats my back Mahabharata is my favorite book in the world and nothing will ever change that It s had the most influence on my life so it s not surprising that I tend to turn unwittingly to reading the epic when I m in need of comfort In the recent years I have also been able to read a few reimaginations and reinterpretations of this story by modern authors and I m always mesmerized by how many different ways this story could be told In this same vein comes the author Krishna and I m wowed by her courage to have taken up this task right in her debut novel The author has decided to strip the divinity from the epic and retell it as a socio political saga of the kingdoms of Aryavarta and I think she succeeds at it very well The central conflict around which the story revolves here is something new and that definitely makes it feel like a refreshing tale The world building is done excellently slowly revealing bits and pieces so that it never feels info dumpy I loved the descriptions of the kingdoms and the palaces and the terrain in general my particular favorite being the absolutely stunning depiction of Dwaraka I could actually feel the sun and the waves and the total awe that Partha feels when he arrives at its gates The author also makes the characters here utterly human with all their complicated motivations and moral dilemmas and I loved seeing them in a new light There are lots of mysteries that are unraveled as the story progresses but the particular reveals at the end surprised me and I m just so excited to dive into the seuel immediately The story is also just close enough to the canon that you might guess what could happen next but different enough that you ll be surprised by how the events unfold The author manages to accentuate this feeling by giving some of the characters their not so popular names so it never feels like you are just reading the Mahabharata The story follows multiple POV characters so we get to know what everyone is thinking and the political plans they are weaving The major perspectives we get are Govinda and Panchali and I was just utterly fascinated by their relationship Govinda loves his people and dedicates his whole life to be able to create a lasting empire but he is also very dispassionate and almost emotionless in the way he manipulates everyone which makes him pretty unlikable to everyone and also very difficult to get to know him closely Panchali on the other hand is fiery very intelligent and capable and is appalled at the way women are discriminated against and prevented from being in ruling positions However she is also pragmatic and uses her smarts to run her kingdom as well as understand the long term implications of everything happening around across the empire Vyasa Sanjaya Asvathama and Shikhandin also play very important roles and it was fascinating to see them as much developed characters Dharma is probably the one Pandava whose depiction really surprised me and I never knew it was possible to show him in such a morally grey light He is such a follower and almost too much of a believer of destiny and righteousness without actually doing any work for creating an empire I can almost see how this will lead to his downfall and can t wait to explore it all in the next book If you love Mahabharata reinterpretations I would definitely recommend this book to you If you are okay with stories that don t necessarily stick to the canon and remove the mysticism of the epic in favor a socio political fantasy saga then you ll enjoy this a lot The world building is impressive the characters very very refreshing and fascinating and the reveals totally captivating that ll keep you guessing as to what might happen next Kaurava here I come

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Free read Govinda The Aryavarta Chronicles #1 õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Tween the two orders the once united empire of Aryavarta lies splintered a shadow of its former glorious selfNow the last Secret Keeper of the Firewrights is dead killed by a violent hand and the battle for supreme power in the empire is about to beginAs mighty powers hurtle towards a bloody conflict Govinda Shauri cowherd turned prince and now Commander of the armies of Dwaraka. It is not often that an author is brave enough to take on one of the most well known mythological and religious texts for her debut novel but knowing her albeit in another life a long time ago one would expect no less from Krishna Most of what one reads as the Mahabharata is a collection of a simplistic good prevails over evil stories that is probably meant for children Krishna does exceptionally well to make it interesting for those who know the stereotypes but yearn for someone to connect all the stories The idea of a work of fiction based on existing works of faith and mythology is always a challenge when stereotypes built over centuries become sacred cows and any attempt at a different perspective risks being termed blasphemous It is surprising that her bibliography omits Bhimsen by Prem Panicker an unofficial translation of the Malayalam book Randamoozham a short work which looks at the great epic from Bhim s perspective showing him to be so much than a gentle giant that he is made out to be In many ways her novel is so much like Bhimsen where the various characters of the mythology have complex personalities showing up the simplistic uni dimensional personalities which only work in the separate stories of the Mahabharata With aspects to the personality of the various characters which she builds so exuisitely she is able to weave a wonderful story when many of the others have just been collections of incidents about central characters involved in the Mahabharata I started reading the book expecting it to be a work of fiction based on the various stories surrounding the Mahabharata Having read some of the works that she has used in her research one cannot but be impressed by how she has assimilated so much research while at the same time not for a moment looking like the novel was just a mere re mix of old tunes When I read the author s note at the beginning and her note on sources and methods at the end I was not sure if this was a debutant seeking approval of her work and methods or if in some way by presenting her hypothesis and research she expected this work to be an interpretation of the Mahabharata to impress the academics Perhaps when she reads Amitav Ghosh who did not impress me with a similar approach in Imam and the Indian she will realise that an author needs to allow the readers to appreciate the work for what the end product is not for the list of ingredients or the recipe which the discerning ones will like to discover for themselves I do hope that she has time and editorial resources to iron out the Indian English and have it proof read a few times Perhaps I am what many call anal but I cannot help wincing when I read revert back and involuntary shiver I didn t understand the use of Syoddhan and Vasusena as replacements for the popular Duryodhana and Karna Just this would not be sufficient for her to be able to defend any charge that she was rewriting a religious text She has set herself uite a challenge by promising us the second and third books of The Aryavarta Chronicles which will keep many of us anxious for some time now while we still digest this wonderful feast that she has just served up


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    Govinda The Aryavarta Chronicles #1 (Download) Free read Govinda The Aryavarta Chronicles #1 The rating is 35 to 40 really What a refreshing read Krishna Udayshankar has done a phenomenal job of demystifying the mythical heroes and villains and makes a fantastic attempt at getting to the 'why' of events rather than the 'what' A very readable retelling of the Mahabharata in which every character from Krishna to Draupadi to

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    Govinda The Aryavarta Chronicles #1 (Download) It is not often that an author is brave enough to take on one of the most well known mythological and religious texts for her debut novel but knowing her albeit in another life a long time ago one would expect no less from Krishna Most of what one reads as the Mahabharata is a collection of a simplistic good prevails ove

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    Govinda The Aryavarta Chronicles #1 (Download) Krishna Udayasankar Á 6 Read & Download Free read Govinda The Aryavarta Chronicles #1 When I first read the Mahabharata as a child I wasn’t clear on why the story started at a place called Naimisha Aranya The forest of Naimisha To my mind that craved only action movies this was a minor diversion and one tha

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    Free read Govinda The Aryavarta Chronicles #1 Krishna Udayasankar Á 6 Read & Download Govinda The Aryavarta Chronicles #1 (Download) Great premise Very poor story telling Soporific Hopefully the next one will be better

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    Govinda The Aryavarta Chronicles #1 (Download) Krishna Udayasankar Á 6 Read & Download Download ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Á Krishna Udayasankar An excellent read I have read all the volumes of Krishnavatara by KMMunshi So the idea of Mahabharata as a story of extraordinary humans who had no superpowers was not new to me What was new in Govinda is Mahabharata as a story of people all of whom have personalities which fall into grey or blackexcept I think Suka Vyasa's son and the intrigue in the political plots and plans behind the well known wars and conflicts The book giv

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