• June 23, 2019

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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And yet the very text urges us to question and to breathe new life into old tales with our queries.

What failed to impress me was the art work. The snake sacrifice of Janmajeya is one such example. The cast includes our ancestors — gods, demigods, queens, sages, seers, seductresses, hermits, kings, warriors, and navigators of the multiverse.

Return to Book Page. Mumbai, Bangalore, Gurugram and Hyderabad. I liked the ideas how interpretations of devas and asuras were provided as ideas of different moral standards. The Godslayer Chronicles Worl Saturday, September 03, Preorder ‘Sauptik: Even the sketches seem to be drawn using as few lines as possible.

See, I grew up in a nuclear family that is cosmopolitan and decidedly atheist in its alignment. I know for sure that I will be eagerly waiting for the other installments in this series.

The ocean is churned till concepts lose their meanings. If you found this website helpful, please support it by making a donation: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. They are not all drawn in the same style, or from the same palette. Comic universes are the only literary tradition I can think of in the West to approach the sheer intratextuality of the Mahabharatawith thousands of stories all connecting with and recontextualizing one another.


Wednesday, November 01, Until the next one is written “I loved you most”.

It is allowed to be neither the beginning nor the end, simply a moment in an infinite cycle. The one who holds the thread, that’s what it means. Showing of 3 reviews. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

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Each looks and feels similar and yet very different – and they are sometimes deliberately patll. There is more to them than what meets the eye. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Some graphics appear to have been created by painting over pamphlets, and the original parvva text that shows through the vibrant colours on some pages, is deeply symbolic of the interface between the so-called original text and its repeated retellings.

So it makes one fill like the continuum is not maintained but on second thought it seems there are many points where there cannot be any related illustration possible for the topic author has chosen!

This sets an unusual, feminist tone to the narrative. Amruta Patil also brings forth the strength of her women characters, forging their own way in a social landscape that is obviously patriarchal. The illustrations are sometimes very gorgeous and thought-provoking, while sometimes they are bit out of the context.

The beauty of the Indian mythological stories is enhanced by the reconstructive crude collages and brush strokes. Frankly, I found the illustrations dense and rather abstract – as if clouded by the mists of time. English Choose a language for shopping.


However, it is also undeniable that each generation needs a retelling, an adaptation, an interpretation, that it can call its own.

Adi Parva – Churning of the Ocean

I needed safety, solitude, stability, sanctuary. A few bright touches aside I loved the section on Gandhari Patil does little more than rehash the old myths, in a way that will neither endear them to those unfamiliar with Indian mythology, nor excite those who are.

It’s not a book, it’s painted poetry. My recently re-discovered love for Indian mythology, thanks in no small measure to Mrs. This one however is told in the form of a graphic novel and Amruta Patil uses her craft stupendously. I rest my case. Mahabharat has an answer to those questions, Adi P Amruta Patil has the ability to craft a sentence that turns a knife ever so excruciatingly somewhere inside the reader’s soul; this book had a few of those moments too, but ultimately it was a red herring.

And once you’re done, join me in waiting, eagerly, for the next volume of Patil ‘s trilogy. The medium is too dense now, riddled with toxins and starved of oxygen. Nor am I some top-grade genius mind. There is more to them than what meets the eye.

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