Every time, I read his books, I begin to think, what if they were real? When I read Mahabharata as a Kid, Duryodhana’s character was introduced as ‘Suyodhana’. Anand Neelakantan is an Indian author. His debut novel was Asura, tale of the vanquished, was among the bestsellers of and he was rated as the most. Read Ajaya book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery Ajaya (Telugu) Paperback – 15 Oct by Anand Neelakantan (Author).

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He went into the war with the knowledge, nay even the desire to just die and be done with it. Roll of the Dice Ajaya: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Role of the Dice, is a thought provoking treat. Share your thoughts with other customers. A fantastic, interesting and engrossing read to learn an insight of Mahabharata in an entirely different perspective. In next birth they will be born as Brahmins. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? If you have read this and loved it, I welcome the brickbats but if you have hated it like I did, here is a Hi5. Preview — Ajaya by Anand Neelakantan. The Sword of No-Sword.

Three, the author is at pains to accept Lord Krishna as a super-human if not God, who plays treacherous, cunning, and dishonest to Kauravas to save his friends and devotees Pandavas.


I love the fact that he encourages and makes us question everything that we know about Mahabharata and its cast. I am not saying that Duryodhana should have gone ahead and consummated neellakantan relationship, just that ahand scene is one of the props to show Duryodhana is a nice guy, when actually, there are enough other scenes where it emerges quite naturally.

They are all mere human beings, with shades of grey. The third book I read by this author – looking forward to more.

This is a glaring inconsistency in the book. Aug 06, Ruschil Aggarwal rated it really liked it. He has even connected some things Suyodhana popularly known as Duryodhana is the hero of this book. Jan 25, Mohit rated it it was amazing.

I remember many an evening listening to the faint rhythm of Chendas from the temples and the notes of the flute escaping over the rugged walls of the school of music. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points!

This book is truly a masterpiece, totally a new perspectivei empathize with the character Suyodhana, who was forever misunderstood. The book is engaging, it makes you want to know more and yes, it shares the other viewpoint quite well. Amidst the chaos, Prince Suyodhana, heir of Hastinapura, stands tall, determined to claim his birthright and act according to his conscience.

Mar 13, Ikpoxan rated it it was ok. Aiding them, or rather driving them is Krishna who is stripped of his divinity that is not what my complaint is and is a conniving schemer working his own agenda. Here the duryodhan is proclaimed as the hero and the sons of Kunti Pandavas are shown in neg I have always been fascinated by mythological stories.

It first and foremost teaches you a lot more about Mahabharata than the TV series taught us. The Rise of Sivagami: December 12, Imprint: Bhishma, the noble patriarch of Hastinapura, is struggling to maintain the unity of his empire. This is a critical event that the author has completely missed. Right and wrong are so subjective and our mind soaks in and passes judgement so easily but always helps to just question it and to question an epic like Mahabharata – take courage!


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An eye opener for me in many ways since a lot of facts are not brought about in popular versions of the Mahabharta. Suyodhana popularly known as Duryodhana is the hero of this book. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Jan 31, Nandhini Chandrasekaran rated it really liked it. For example, Subhadra who is deeply in love with Duryodhana, begins to hate him and falls in love with Arjuna.

Ajaya does not disappoint.

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Lakshmi Lal; Badri Neelaiantan illus. And the dice falls…. What more do i write about I see that a lot of research has gone into the work.

And Anand has done justice to all the characters — the book surely needs to be read with an open mind because Krishna, for example is portrayed as a shrewd strategist and like in Asura, here too blasphemy has to neelakanan overlooked. The magic, godliness and miracles associated in the epic are depicted in a logical manner.