The Myth of Hastinapur
Publisher: LogiPub Services
Not so good...Not so evil...A saga of humanity
Mahabharata, one of the greatest epics in the history of civilization, from multiple vantages:
The inevitability of Kurukshetra war
Kunti’s death and Lakshagraha
The sacrifice of Bheema’s wife Hidimba
The perspective of foot soldiers and dasis
Krishna’s life experiences and their relation to his utterance of Geeta
Shalya, the uncle of Nakul and Sahadeva, siding with the Kauravas
The rage of Rudravatar Ashwatthama
and many others...
…This book is a tribute to Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, the original one. This is just an interpretation of what he had created. This is just a footnote in the rich history of our civilization which is full of stories that continue to cast magic upon us.
This is Mahabharata.
About the Book
...Refreshingly different because it examines from multiple perspectives the motivations, obligations, dilemmas and feelings of characters as they are drawn into this internecine war
- Ashok Soota
A lot of grey than black and white…Heroes falter and villains triumph…one of the most insightful recollection of the past
- A.S. Singh
Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR)
Mahabharata is such a great narrative…recreating it with a contemporary façade is a huge challenge…The Myth of Hastinapur faces this challenge wonderfully well and turns it into a great reading
- V.N. Rai
Eminent Author & Columnist (Hindustan)
Retired IPS & Ex-Vice Chancellor
A compelling story, imaginatively told
- Sujit Bhattacharyya
Co-founder and COO, CL Educate Ltd. (parent company of 'Career Launcher')
About the Author
An Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) graduate, Rahul is working in Gurugram in an analytics consulting firm as a Data Scientist. This is his first collection of short stories. Like many children, he got introduced to the alleys of Indian mythology from his grandmother and has been enchanted since. Storyboarding is an essential part of his daily job which he enjoys considering his knack to look at things laterally.