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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Posted by amruta patil at 3: Combining stories from the Adi Parva which precede the main narrative of the Pandav-Kaurav war for succession. Its popularity cannot be contested.

Shinig with stunning examples of art – abstract and modern with stunning colours and palettes ari seek to ari the inner wonder of a world in the early stages of creation, Adi Parva is embellished with beautiful prose from its accomplished author. Although I will give her that the imagery and the colored pages are absolutely gorgeous.

Adi Parva – Churning of the Ocean

The illustrations are sometimes very gorgeous and thought-provoking, while sometimes they are bit out of the context. Go find this book.

This book doesn’t talk about the great fight or the great conversation between Arjun and Krishna. She is the author of Kari and Adi Parva ; and her graphic short stories have appeared in anthologies and magazines around the world. Open Preview See a Problem? He’s summoned rishis and magicians to call the serpents into his fire, so to be sure he doesn’t miss a single one. Here is a brand new interview with Amruta in which she discusses her mind-expanding new work, Adi Parvaout in October from Harper Collins Ajruta and launching in London at this Foyles evening, her first and only UK speaking engagement.


Completing high school wouldn’t have been such a bad idea after all. With the celestial river Ganga as its narrator, Adi Parva has a backdrop that sprawls across heaven and earth. Wit irreverence and a sdi understand of the cyclical nature of the Hindu Culture takes us from the beginning of the Universe to another beginning of sort A wonderful, abstract and dreamlike venture into the heart of the greatest epic in the world.

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Both influence the lives and actions of each pavra. The author acknowledges several debts in this work – including that of her brother, Devdutt Pattanaik, and whose influence can be seen in some places in the book, and of Bibek Debroy, who has thus far brought out six of the planned twelve volumes of the unabridged Mahabharata. And I am eagerly looking forwards to the next one now. However, it is also undeniable that each generation needs a retelling, an adaptation, an interpretation, that it can call its ammruta.

Monday, December 05, Excerpt from ‘Sauptik: Dedicated to the memory of Kaushik Dasgupta 16th February – 17th January Garuda is being drawn like Horus picked from a Hieroglyph.

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The books deals with a handful of ancillary tales surrounding the main story of Mahabharat. Thirty pages out of the story’s pages.

Aci best kathakars know that only a very shallow world can be fully explained, but rather, that contradictions and mysteries must populate the tale to provide opportunities for confusion and empathy.


Review by Sandhya Renukamba Adi Parva is the story of the Mahabharat as it stretches into infinity before the birth of the Pandavas. The way it would unfurl – we all know that – however amrruta see it from Patil’s point of view and through her illustrations, will be a different experience altogether.

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If you found this website helpful, please support it by making a donation: The Delivery Story And Beyond: There is also the commentary made on the actual story, thinly disguised as the narrative. I needed safety, solitude, stability, sanctuary. Have also got the sequel “Sauptik” and am champing at the bit to start on Any retelling of this eternal epic is bound to be interesting.

The print and page quality is brilliant.

The cause of this sacrifice is a mother’s anger at, and subsequent curse, of her sons. It is a pleasure to sink into a retelling that is not unduly defensive about balancing spiritual passion with scientific rationality. Each frame so beautifully crafted that you just cannot stop yourself from staring at the pages in awe.

The Mahabharata as a tale is known to all.

I have always found it weird that we call our hero Ram but spell his name as Rama.