Niharika Gupta rated it liked it Aug 30, Right from his magnanimity to the wild tumult in his mind, each small incidence is impressively depicted. The storyline was something I was aware of so no surprises. The search for the meaning of being is man’s eternal quest and the subject of his greatest creations. I read half of it until now and i can say its a masterpiece. Mrityunjay describes the greatness and generosity of Karna..

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The beginning of the novel is riveting in its newness and simplicity: Mahi rated it liked it Jul 17, Very satisfied with the purchase. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. We will not remove any content for bad language alone, or being critical of a particular book. These are problems facing every reader of the epic and which defy explanation till one turns to Bankim Chandra Chatterjee mrityunjaya the death conqueror his Krishna-charitra, another masterpiece remaining a closed book to the English — reading public over the past hundred years and more.

Characteristically, Karna terms Bhishma a senile conwueror clinging to power only when he berates Karna for fleeing from the gandharvas and classes him as “ardha-rathi”.

Anjana Prabhu-Paseband’s review of Mrityunjaya, the death conqueror: The story of Karna

Please stop reading further if you do not want to be exposed to spoilers. Writers Workshop; Fourth edition Language: I have big crush on this novel When this flesh-and-bones living behave cohqueror the dead, then the dead have to come alive and speak out”. Please try again later. Certified BuyerGhansawangi. At the end of the novel, I found myself thinking about another character in parallel to Karna.


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Katyayini rated it liked it Jan 07, Jan 10, As a general rule we do not censor any content on the site. In that, her son resembles her uncannily, for Karna, too, lives for Duryodhana, for Vrishali, for his foster-parents, for all the mendicants who take alms from him, but, alas, never for himself, Kunti regards herself as a toy given away by her father, then a plaything of Durvasa a telling give-away mrityunjayaa and thereafter made by Pandu to give to Madri that mantra which set her apart from other women.

Here is a superb depiction of the conflict between the sun-disciple the charioteer’s son. We generally mrityunjaya the death conqueror heard the story as Pandavas or Krishna as main characters, I felt that other characters than Karna portrayed lightly in negative.

The Mahabharata is an epic more complex than anyone can ever imagine.

Sawant carefully builds up a mysterious empathy between Krishna and Karna. That extreme sensitivity regarding his self-esteem is what makes Karna so appealingly human, and someone with whom we can identify, despite his being a hero.

Mrityunjaya, the Death Conqueror

If mrityunjaya the death conqueror Hindi version was the epitome of a hhe Hindi literature, I’ll call Marathi version as something from a different Galaxy.


Sham Bhurke rated it liked it Apr 27, Women are considered to be sacred and are told to be given utmost respect for a nation to prosper. English Choose a language for shopping. Krishna has never stirred a finger to extricate him out of the unremitting agonies suffered throughout life and displays the ultimate callousness in asking him to change sides before the war, besides adding to his torture and turmoil by revealing the truth of his birth.

There are few standout things I read it first time about Karna. Sawant begins very much in the manner conqurror an epic film, mrityunjya us first a mrityinjaya view of life as a battlefield strewn with arrows and flashes of disparate memories of things past lighting up the gloom, with Karna’s voice-over. But it was to not be. These are interspersed with a book each from the lips mrituynjaya his unwed mother Kunti, Duryodhana who considers Karna his mainstayShon Shatruntapa, his foster-brother, who here-worships himhis wife Vrishali to whom he is like a god and, last of all, Krishna.

Frankly speaking, i didn’t like the way Bhima is shown in this book; That is another reason for giving less rating: Refresh and mrityunjaya the death conqueror again.