“The book showcases a different viewpoint of what happened during, before and after mahabharatha. It gives the perspective of some of the characters in the story in a way which has not been done before. It's like a good behind-the-scene view of what is usually portrayed as mahabharatha.
The book has not been written well as it appears to be the direct translation from kannada, but if that bit can be ignored, the story and the information is quite captivating. The book ends very abruptly.”
“I highly recommend all to read this... its translated to many Indian languages.
No other writer in this world can think like Bhyrappa and come up with his own version of story telling of Mahabharata. Only Bhyrappa has the guts to relate all Gods as mere humans and narrate a story. This novel is my all time favourite and nothing can beat it.”
“Good Book”Kd wrote this review Wednesday, March 18, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“One of the best books I have read (in any language). Bhyrappa's treatment of the great epic Mahabharata is impressive. He makes Mahabharata very human & realistic. It seems like he has visited that age when he narrates. His characters are more human than otherworldly. I read it in Kannada. I love it. I'll read it again.”rawlife wrote this review Wednesday, September 3, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ಪರ್ವ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿದೆ”damaru wrote this review Monday, April 21, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have read this book in its original language, Kannada. This is one of better interpretations of the Mahabharata. The in-depth analysis of the mental state of the characters is one of the more appealing things about the book than any other interpretation of Mahabharata, I have read till date. The humanisation of Krishna is the crown jewel of the book. Do not just read the book, recommend to buy this one.”raghavendraraor wrote this review Wednesday, March 26, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No