The Mahabharata is a mythological book by R. K. Narayan. It is a modernised, shortened and translated retelling of The Mahabharata. It was first published by. The Mahabharata has ratings and 69 reviews. R. K. Narayan provides a superb rendition in an abbreviated and elegant retelling of this great epic. The Mahabharata is some years old and is the longest poem in any language. It is one of the founding epics of Indian culture and, with its mixture of cosmic.

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A Master Touch Excellent telling – Narayan has a master eye for details and balance. Ibu Nin mampu menghadirkan mutu penulisan Narayan secara akurat, mahabharats sekaligus indah. Whilst experiencing major life challenges, Mimi discovers the power of God’s Word. Narayan’s version self admittedly comprises of the essential story that forms the hundred thousand verse epic of the Mahabharata.

He himself was of quasi-divine blood and was married to the goddess of the Ganges river. Refresh and try again.

Share your thoughts with other customers. I came across this book while I was searching for some digestible version of this epic which could give me a summarized version of the Mahabharata.

R.K. Narayan: The Mahabharata; The Ramayana – book review

R.k.narayah ini tidak kehilangan keagungannya dalam tata penuturan populer Narayan. Pandavas and Kauravas which the reader can use for reference and I would find it greatly helpful when I revisit this book sometime in the future.

What I would have liked improved would have been the treatment of the Kauravas bad guys. Read more Read less. Although this novel has many subplots, there is a main thread that runs through the book: Similar to the wisdom of other traditions, frugality is praised: Of allI chose RKN with the strong belief in his penman ship and of course every time I pen down a review of his books, I have never missed to praise his penmanship.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Kunci kesuksesan membaca buku ini ternyata membaca dengan perlahan dan seksama dalam tempo yang mengalir juga. Krishna sendiri, yang punya andil besar dalam pertempuran antar dua keluarga dari wangsa Kuru ini, tewas ketika sedang beristirahat dan pemburu yang lewat memanah telapak kakinya karena mengira itu seekor burung. Karena Bhisma berpegang teguh dengan sumpah selibatnya, Setyawati akhirnya memanggil Vyasa putra hasil hubungannya dengan resi Antasara.

Narayan – The World of Nagaraj – R. I think he wrote it merely in token fulfillment of his promise to his parent that he would write a book on Mahabharat and it shows. Even in its abbreviated version, this is a long and complex epic.

Time just waned away and at one point, I thought of giving it a try.

R.k.narayab the Home Gift Guide. Mahabharata was one of the first books as a child, and I can still recount the small anecdotes and accidents that the epic is famous for. Add both to Cart Add both to List.

Overall, a really nice re-introduction to the Mahabharata for me. Buy the selected items together This item: Perang pun selesai, Destarastra dan Ghandari kehilangan putranya [seharusnya 99 karena Wikarna menyeberang dan bergabung dengan Pandawa, namun mungkin Karna thw menjadi adik Duryudana karena kesetiaannya: This adaptation seemed much more dryer and unsurprising, perhaps because I was already a bit more familiar with the story.

I would not feel left out now whenever mentions from the Mahabharat spring up. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational R.k.nwrayan. Again, it is in modern prose form and not the actual, anonymously written Mahabharata. The main story, however, is the same. The most tormenting part is when the warrior Arjuna is torn between two equally good causes If any book, other than Victor Hugo’s ‘Les Miserables’ and Tolstoy’s ‘Resurrection’, has captured the acute human dilemmas and paradoxes, the powerful and unresolvable human conflicts between good versus good, it is this book, ‘Mahabharata’.


The ability to encapsulate the action of a story or dialog and then the ability to draw all together These men who stand before you are already slain through their own karma, you will be only an instrument of their destruction.

Intertwined with this basic plot are philosophical, spiritual and historical musings on life, love, family, respect, duty, vengeance and forgiveness amongst many others all conveniently abridged in a palatable retelling of the huge Sanskrit scripture.

The Mahabharata: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic

Kematian Karna juga tragis karena di saat-saat genting roda kereta kudanya terperosok lumpur dan dia lupa mantra Brahmastra yang dimilikinya. Agak sedikit penasaran sih karena entah mengapa nama putra Abimanyu dan cucu Jahabharata ini tidak disebutkan dalam buku ini.

Return to Book Page. Amba bertransformasi menjadi prajurit pria bernama Srikandi karena beberapa kali diping-pong antara Salwa dan Bhisma.

The Mahabharata (Narayan book) – Wikipedia

For instance, how Draupadi gets humiliated by Dussasana and how it affects her especially the passivity of her husbands which she remembers till the end of story. Since then, I’ve often tried to get a proper, non-child-oriented, introduction to the epic.

If you dont have enough time to read the main thing, try this. Trivia About The Mahabharata: The original version of The Mahabharata is a massive and ancient work, rendered inaccessible to all but dedicated readers due to its size and complexity. University of Chicago Press: Dan Bhisma pun mengucapkan sumpah akan selibat dan tidak memiliki keturunan agar ayahnya bisa menikah dengan sang putri.

Kesedihan akibat kematian Krishna menyebabkan kelima Pandawa dan Drupadi memutuskan untuk meninggalkan dunia ini.