Parva is acknowledged to be pa’s greatest -Kannadigas who have read it in it’s Hindi and Marathi translations consider it one of the. 5 May One would not get a thought to rewrite the entire Mahabharta until and unless he is S.L. Bhyrappa. PARVA is not just a masterpiece; it’s a. Translated into Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu and English. Considered to be the Magnum Opus of Dr. S. L. Bhyrappa, Parva is the interpretation of the.

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If this is what the author aimed at, I bow to him for, I too have changed. But this time I had determined to finish it, allowing myself to take it slow so that I can savour every moment though in the end I did savour but I bhhyrappa to gobble it up. A brilliant original take on Mahabharata stripping it completely of its divine elements and holiness of characters. I would recomend this to anyone and it is worth the price.

View all 21 comments. Categorizing this book under fiction category makes unjustifiable. This is not just a novel but an well researched book on the subject. Devdatt tried a little bit to make Mahabharata more humane and tale of people during those ancient times.


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It was the time when the preparations of war had just begun. The heart wrenching episode of war is brilliantly imagined and written, which cannot be read in the actual epic.

There is no doubt that the story telling of SLB is awesome. The Mahabharata story is removed from its mythological elements and the whole theme and characters are placed in the historical time of 12th century B.

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Bhyrappa recounts how this experience led him to briefly visit several places in North India mentioned in the original Mahabharata.

This novel changed my very perspective of the whole story of Mahabharata, the characters and of course the battle of Kurukshetra.

Would you like to tell us about a bhyra;pa price? Though originalaly a mythological story, S. Jul 18, Abhijit rated it it was amazing Shelves: SLB does a fantastic job of keeping you interested in the story which one would have heard bhyrapppa read so Many times.

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It gives the reader a different dimension to look at Mahabharata. Emptiness beyond the deepest well had overtaken me too at the end of this fascinating book.

I feel she ;arva the one who suffered the most from the beginning. The vaccum it occupies once you finish those books and the impact it leaves behind is magnificient. Mythology rarely provides an explanation for their characters motivation or offer reasons to their actions.


For the past year or so I have been trying to cover most of the books from http: Yet, it was a great experience till it lasted. No trivia or quizzes yet.

The other 86 children were born to the slaves of Dritharashtra. As I pondered at the end of the book, there is just one question.

PARVA – S L Bhyrappa

The master stroke lies in the last 15 pages of the book and a single paragraph of last 9 pages that describes the end of the war and its after effects. Then the viewpoint shifts to Arjuna then to Karna and so on. Newer Post Older Post Home. Bbyrappa there is debate on whether this story is mythology or an actual event, the author has done a spectacular job of writing bhyrappq epic in a believable, it-could-have-actually-happened way.