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read doc ☆ Kurukshetra Aryavarta Chronicles #3 ´ Paperback Ó krishna udayasankar ´ ➶ [Reading] ➸ Kurukshetra Aryavarta Chronicles #3 By Krishna Udayasankar ➫ – War is upon the realm but is Aryavarta prepared for what will follThe fire of his apocalyptic wrath he is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice of them all for the sake of one last hope that humanity will rise that there will be revolution The spectacular entrancing final episode of The Aryavarta Chronicles recreates the world of the Mahabharata with formidable power and imaginati The secret to building a city a citadelanything really is to keep the foundations complex but the structures simpleThis is the uote from this book and Krishna Udayashankar did exactly that Following the epic Mahabharata the author gave a whole new perspective to the story She forgot Gods threw out magic and painted the Mahabharata in mundane human life There was no magic Everything was science Every action had meaning Even the irrelevance of certain characters in the original epic is beautifully handled here I liked the book for its detailing its philosophical banter its scientific explanation and finally its epic ending I admit that I found the book dragging at places But what kept me going was my curiosity As to how the author will handle certain instances in the original epic I was rarely disappointed She did justice to every characters every instances and managed to bring through some political intrigue also She was never parsimonious in her imaginations She used to its full extent in the narrative Her telling is a refulgent retelling of the story Those who likes the epic will find this book enjoyable

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Kurukshetra Restraint and reason have deserted the rulers who once protected the land and they manipulate scheme and kill with abandon for victory is all that matters At the heart of the storm stands Govinda Shauri driven by fickle allies and failed kings to the very brink of darkness Reforging the forsaken realm in Kurukshetra is an eye opening version of the Mahabharata as a whole Amazingly imagerizedthis narrative differentiates between the ideal way of life and our true lifestyle It tells us how god created us with a purpose and how we are exploiting our own selves by doubting our skills and the goodness of the people around us We refuse to see the potential within us and blame the cause of our failure over the ones who truly seek to gleam through our success stories It shows us that divinity could be no better than blasphemy if the inner self is not enduredThe author very realistically describes each and every incident taking place during the great war showing that the character who has been evil to the world ever since was not actually bad at heart but situations made him such and wronged his character There was such a charm in the author's writing which literally left me open mouthed She brought life to the epic She gave a scientific explanation to each and every aspect of the war which I could not even imagine had a reason in beyond the fantasies; as a mere example the astra weapons usedAll in all I am completely awe struck by the author's writings especially the Aryavarta Chronicles which inspire us to bring an optimistic change in our lifestyle and have an opinion on social issues because our perspective matters a lot because it is a way to explore the inner self

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Kurukshetra Aryavarta Chronicles #3War is upon the realm but is Aryavarta prepared for what will follow? As a bitter struggle begins to gain control of the divided empire that was once Aryavarta Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa of the Firstborn and the Secret Keeper of the Firewrights can only watch as their own blood their kin savage and kill on the fields of 18 days was what it took to redraw the entire landscape of ancient India according to Mahabharata A never before seen danse macabre was played out on the killing fields of Kurukshetra and the world was never the same again These 18 days have inspired countless artists and writers over the ages and provided fuel for their creative fires In the discourse of the Gita before the war Krishna tells Arjuna Now I am become Death the destroyer of worlds 18 days later you realize how much of foresight Krishna would had while telling the Pandava prince these words Reflect a bit on the Kurukshetra war and look beyond the grandilouent images action and larger than life characters while beneath all this lies a war fought in the name of three of the most sought after things power real estate and a woman A series of incidents centred around these three escalated to finally result in a cataclysmic war that left the survivors with ashes in their mouth In the third and concluding part of her series Krishna Udayasankar attempts her hand at recreating the Kurukshetra war and its aftermath To me this was amusing in a lesser measure and frustrating in greater part The best parts first Udayasankar’s Aryavarta chronicles capture the characters of the Mahabharata with a great degree of complexity Over the last three books she has laid down the groundwork for the characters and their intentions which all comes to a finale here While it does not capture all of the wide range of emotions these characters carry these books do not have a blue eyed gaze at the Pandavas the Kauravas or the other supporting characters They are portrayed as men and women of flesh and blood and not as gods and demi gods The third book is also relatively the best of the series in terms of the language employed Udayasankar writes in language which is neither too archaic nor too hip although she has the habit of overwriting at certain points which does harm than good This is all that I could think ofIf there is one thing that pissed me off about this series then it is the rambling In the midst of action the characters begin talking about moral philosophical and strategic nuances which can sometimes extend for three or pages at a stretch The funny thing is that once they come back from the conversation the earlier thread is nowhere to be seen Long and pointless conversations on the aspects of right and wrong only served to confuse me further and served no other purpose Next in a book that is about the granddaddy of all epic wars the reader expects a heavy focus on how the war was fought What I got instead was the author skipping over a lot of topics conveniently explaining off others and in general only serving a half plate of the offering For instance the first seven days of the war with Bhishma as the general are only hinted at until the time Shikhandi faces off with the aging patriarch and the times of Drona’s generalship also fares no better in terms of the storytelling The death of some of the key characters are only in the background the most notable being the deaths of Drona and Dushasana You only hear that they died and Udayasankar declines from giving us too many details of how it happened Then there is also the deus ex machina firewright technology The weapons employed during the war would have made a mere mortal wonder if they were of divine origin with the effects they produced This throws a challenge at the storyteller on how they want to explain the weapons Udayasankar takes the easier way out and has a wishy washy logic way by saying becausefirewright technology which in no way is satisfactory Also while the characters are complex enough their outlook on life and their mind sets speak differently None of the characters here have a mind set that stems from the Vedic period They all talk and think like individuals of the 20th century The external appearances of the characters are all in place but their core doesn’t lie in the right place or the right time Also the Mahabharata has a lot of focus on three women Kunti Panchali and Gandhari who act as the loci from which the entire forest of stories spread out In Udayasankar’s narrative there is only Draupadi and the others are mere shadowsAs a series I feel dissatisfied with this one The insanely long ramblings and the manifold diversions have driven me to the wall here Not recommended