HONOUR. DESIRE. VENGEANCE. Aryavarta – the ancient realm of the noble. For generations, the Firstborn dynasty of scholar-sages, descendants of Vasishta . Maybe I am a little late to the party but could not resist answering this question as I have read one series and attmepted to read the other but failed. First about. Krishna Udayasankar is a Singapore-based Indian author, known for her modern retelling of Mahabharata through the novels Govinda, Kaurava and Kurukshetra. The three books collectively comprise The Aryavarta Chronicles.

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Draupadi is feisty, and is not constricted to being the quintessential Bharatiya Nari. She considers this work a logical interpretations to the symbolic happenings as mentioned in the original work of Vyas.

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The generation that has easy access to all the information in the We always seem to think that stories that are passed on from one generation to the next, are all the same. For example, when Yudhistira is coroneted the Empire of Chronic,es and the First Honor is giving to Govinda; at that time Shisupala raises his objection and throw expletives at Bhishma and Vyasa for their foolery.

I personally remember once incident in which Partha goes to northern kingdoms, all the journey travelled by partha from northern kingdoms to eastern kingdoms is very well narrated and written. This book deals with the tales on how Lord Krishna or as depicted in this book, Govinda with the help of the five Pandava brothers, manages to overthrow the then Emperor Jarasandha and remake the glorious Aryavarta in their own terms.

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Govinda (The Aryavarta Chronicles, #1) by Krishna Udayasankar

A —Reviewed by Anuj Sharma — At the young and naive age of six, my grandmother got me married. The book contains all the necessary events that take places before the Kurukshetra. What I loved was the total perspective change I had for Duryodhana and Yudhishtira.


If only chapters were designed such a way that we only get to read particular chapter in particular POV Like game of thrones aaryavarta, book would have become more fluid and smooth.

Currently on the last few Chapters of Govinda: Perhaps I crhonicles what many call, anal, but I cannot help wincing when I read “revert back” and “involuntary shiver”.

I was frankly, not looking for it, to hit the levels of “Jaya” by Devdutt Patnaik a personal favorite in terms of Mahabharat based storiesbut I was expecting something riveting, knowing that it was to be from Lord Krishna’s view.

Trivia About Govinda The Arya Feb 19, Atula Gupta rated it really liked it. Just like the folklore goes, ‘never judge a book by its cover. The story begins in the past and introduces a land that is slowly decaying from within. Just go for it! Another thing that highly pleased me was the treatment Krishna Udayasankar has given to characters like Shikandin, Panchali, and Duryodhana.

But to read the same old tales, same fables, but with a new prism is refereshing change. I have had to go deal with real life problems and real life commitments before I could plunge into the fictitious. Even with pages, this book is not a drag but fast-pace Govinda: The Aryavarta Chronicles is a series of books written by the incomparable Krishna Udayasankar.

Krishna does exceptionally well to make it interesting for those who know the stereotypes but yearn for someone to connect all the stories. Too often you read books by first time authors which have good ideas and story lines bu are let down by weak characterisation.


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Books by Krishna Udayasankar. The author has done a great job with the world building. Cant write a detailed review as I had no strength and willingness to wrack my brain or time over this.

To that extent, atyavarta no longer matters whether these events happened or not In order to give a contemporary meaning and relevance, the author has taken certain liberties and resorted to interpretations that at times seem a bit far fetched. Would you like to see more reviews about this item?

Panchali had a great understanding of the balance between being bold and forthright, and being submissive and dutiful. As far as I know, Krishna’s dynasty is well documented in Bhagavatha Purana so much so that there is no confusion as to who his son, grandson or great grandson is for that matter. Chronkcles fanfare, no muses singing his praises with their lyres fully tuned etc. T or Iravati Karve.

Yet another battle of supremacy begins with the death of the last Secret Keeper of the Firewrights as the mighty powers clash together in the ultimate test of honor and pride. The female characters are not a support system, but more of characters with importance. While he doesn’t precisely yearn for Panchali, there is a heavy attraction there to the other Krishna. Jul 16, Chitra rated it liked it Shelves: One thing that majorly differentiates Mahabharata from Ramayana is the fact that the former has a lot many characters with intricate level of relations and loyalties.

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