narledikupttemp.gape: application/pdf narledikupttemp.ga: Sanskrit narledikupttemp.ga: Mrityunjaya The Death Conqueror narledikupttemp.ga: Print - Paper. **Mrityunjaya** (MyPustak) is the autobiography of Karna, and yet it is not just that. With deceptive case, Sawant brings into play an exceptional stylistic. In Mrityunjaya, The Death Conqueror: The Story Of Karna, a study of humanity, life and existentialism through Ved Vyasa's epic, Shivaji Sawant.
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Are you sure you want to remove Mrityunjaya, the death conqueror from your list? Written in English. Subjects Hindu Mythology. Places Hastinapur. Times Mahabharata. Edition Notes Translation of: The Physical Object Pagination p. Purushottama Lal Translator. Pallavi Gambhire 's review Nov 21, I must start off by admitting that this review may be extremely biased.
Biased by the fact that I consider the Mahabharata the best epic ever! Every character has an interesting story, and despite a few supernatural elements, every human character is Human, with all the flaws and strengths, and no one is more so than the protagonist of Mrityunjaya, Karna.
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As a kid, I had heard a lot about Mrityunjaya, and seen the book at home, but the fact that it was written in Marathi dissuaded me from touching it. Even though Marathi is my mother tongue, I have never studied it formally and therefore have a greater comfort level with reading English than Marathi. So a combination of my new Nook, Barnes and Noble gift cards from my company yeah baby!
Thanks to an Indian version of site www. And then I lived the phrase "lost in translation" right from the first sentence! However, despite the clunky phrases, I was able to translate it back to what it would have sounded like in Marathi in my head and enjoy the beauty of the book.
Even if you haven't read this book, even if your introduction to Karna is through the Mahabharata alone, you cannot help but feel empathy for the eldest son of Kunti. Mrityunjaya only deepens it. The book is written from the POV of six characters. Karna opens and takes us closer to the end of his story, interspersed with chapters by Kunti his mother , Duryodhana his best friend , Vrishali his wife , Shon his younger foster brother and a grand ending by the Lord, Sri Krishna himself.
Apart from indulging the semi-autobiography of a fictional figure, Sawant touches on one of the biggest realities of human society, one that has not changed since time immemorial.
Even though the protagonist is really the son of the Sun-God himself and as radiant as him, the fact that he was fostered in the hut of a poor charioteer strikes out everything right he ever did in his life. Sawant also takes a few liberties with the original, but the changes he makes only make the story more realistic.
The characters of Vrishali and Shon for example, are given such appropriate voices, that you are left wondering whether Sawant had the fortune of stumbling upon some long lost letters written by them.
One revelation on her part would have brought back his lost glory and honour, although it is commonly believed that the war would have happened anyway. Some day! Despite the atrocities heaped upon him throughout his life, Karna grew to be an invincible warrior , a gentle and fair ruler of Anga after Duryodhana bestowed the title upon him , a loving husband, an indulgent brother, a loyal friend and above all the epitome of generosity.
So generous, that when a poor brahmin comes begging even as he lays dying, he breaks his golden teeth to give them away as alms! While you commend Karna for being a rebel and not succumbing to the unfair norms of the society, you hit upon the obvious flaw in the hero. His egotism.
And if that shame, and the resultant blind loyalty to his lone supporter, Duryodhana was the result of his downfall. The Mahabharata is an epic more complex than anyone can ever imagine.
You can discuss, debate and argue about it until eternity, and yet cover only a fraction of it. Reading Progress. Nov 27, Dec 04, Wow looks like a good read.. We have a beautiful Marathi edition at home in India.. Ugh so shameful, I know: May 01, Go for the marathi edition Pallavi -- you would not keep it down!
Jan 09, I finally finished it last month. Your review is on the money!
May 05, Everyone to read this Book. Jun 24, Sep 28, I read the hindi edition actually, but atleast the hindi was impeccable. Jan 10, He had forgo numorous chances to retreat rather than ruse or to hatch the Dharma rather than conniving Addharma and trying to subterfuge the future!!!