The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 1: Govinda is a story about the struggle for power, the need to reign supreme and the eternal fight for honor and love. The book is. 5 Nov Just finished reading the last page of the book: The Aryavarta Chronicles: Govinda (Book 1) by Krishna Udayasankar. Coincidentally she is. 22 Dec For example, Govinda Shauri is not the lovable, incurable romantic as we all have seen him so far but a strategic, consummate statesman and kingmaker.

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The Aryavarta Chronicles is a series of books written by the incomparable Krishna Udayasankar. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

Aryavarta Chronicles 1 is the debut novel of Krishna Udayasankar, reinventing Mahabharata, the longest epic chgonicles.

The point of this tale, these characters will never be about remounting history, but about the joy the story gives each one of us. The story will make you look at the map given in the starting of the book a number of times with all the places and ancient kingdom with their terrain chroniclea clearly marked.

The Great Deluge Harappa. I was just looking for a light enjoyable mythology read and this was too dense and heavy for me. It is a well written book aryavagta the language perspective.

We are told about the machinations of the order of Firewrights that has lead to the ruination of the Matsya kingdom. Absolute piece of junk, really aryaavarta to see indian mythologies being used and abused.

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However, by the end of the book you do get a sense of familiarity with the plot w. This makes the rivalry and fighting between the Firewrights and the Firstborn dynasty take some bitter turns.

If you’re a fiction lover, sci-fi reader, one who loves being an mythological adventures, watches mahabharata then you’re simply in for a treat of a lifetime. She has done her research, and the reason she has given for the unconventional of naming of the characters, for example, Govinda, Panchali, Dharma etc. Dec 31, Ankur rated it it was ok. On a sidenote this book also fits perfectly with “Non-European Fantasy by Women” list as well.

Though I was very happy when I read the book cover page, I regretted it the moment I started reading it. Everyone knows Panchali was the reason behind Mahabharata and she is the lead protagonist. The game may very well change the fate of the world, as it lies in the mere pawns of the game created by nature itself. They seem far fetched not due to the ‘leap of faith’ or ‘leap of interpretation’, but simply because certain events and certain view of events of the Mahabharata are so firmly entrenched in our minds that to overcome them is a challenge.


Book Review: The Aryavarta Chronicles, Book 1: Govinda

However in the recent past things have take a drastically bad turn for the Firewrights and many of their members are dead.

The book treats all characters as ordinary goinda n gives good knowledge on what events n politics hd transpired before the Mahabharata war took place. Krishna does exceptionally well to make it interesting for those who know the stereotypes but yearn for someone to conne It is not often that an author is brave enough to take on one of the most well known mythological and gocinda texts for her debut novel but, knowing her, albeit in another life arjavarta long time ago, one would expect no less from Krishna.

I am writing the review after I think a year of having read the book. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

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Government Advocates and Standing Counsel: Not going for book 2 and 3. In most places, Shikandin is treated as a trans-gender, but here the author treats him as a brave and fearless warrior on par with Govinda, who is misunderstood by many others, including his father. Subscribe To Posts Atom. A story for the sake of a story. Obviously i had idea that it is based on Mahabharata as the book title is “govinda” I have never read such a powerful writing from any other indian author when it comes to mythology sub fantasy genre.

Else I might have missed this wonderful mythological fiction, one of my favorite genres in reading. The plot is intriguing but somehow it failed to capture my interest.

Overall I think you could give this a miss unless you are keen to read another fantasy read about Mahabharata. Nevertheless, all credit to the author for stretching our thinking to a different direction. Cbronicles a chrronicles while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Heroes, villains, gods and demons walk among these tales and it would make even the seasoned fantasy writers stare in wonderment at the seemingly endless treasure trove that stands before them.


For, to develop the characters of so many people with complex persona and do justice to it, to bring in a change of perspective in all of the characters and at the same time packing in multitude of events spread across several locations happening simultaneously, is a tad too much.

She is reborn to revenge herself on Bhishma — the man she holds responsible for her tragedy. The only thing that fascinated me in this book was Yudhistra’s admission to Draupadi that Duryodhana and his brothers were probably the rightful heirs of Kuru empire I took me sometime to make up my mind about this book. Skillfully written in terms of language used and command over the narrative. The author brings to life, not as some mythical time and place, but a real, tangible, relatable world; a land of all the stories we have all grown up with.

The Kuru princes are lead by Syyodhan who is a fair person. If you can’t follow, and get confused by the meagre number of places, names and other details that Krishna has put in the book, how exactly will you contend with Vyasa’s original epic?

It was only very recently that Ashok Banker gave it a befitting name — The forest of stories. Jul 16, Chitra rated it liked it Shelves: At the Beginning The three books have been sitting on my table for a while now. Eventually you will be mad at the author for defaming the god we all worship. The descriptive verses in this book brings forth the beautiful depiction of vedic India. Books by Krishna Udayasankar. Feb 14, Chronicoes rated it really liked it Shelves: The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 3: If you can stomach idea of Govinda as a human being having every humanly shade we posses and not as a god having divine power then you should read this book, because this book has many trigger points if you cannot handle such thing.

See our Returns Policy. Sponsored products related to this item What’s this? It is a story of a mortal cowherd with an extra-ordinary intellect. Glvinda are ordinary people who by their deeds, make themselves extraordinary.