From the bestselling author of Kari comes a brilliant new interpretation of mythology. Combining stories from the Adi Parva which precede the main narrative. Amruta Patil’s Adi Parva is a feminist retelling of the Mahabharat, with an interesting focus on its women characters. Review by Sandhya. Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean | Amruta Patil. Worth its weight in gold. To know if a tale is worth its weight in gold, check if it reveals itself.
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Amruta Patil also brings forth the strength of her women characters, forging their own way in a social landscape that is obviously patriarchal. Mar 14, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Divakurani’s avi Palace of Illusions’, guided me to purchase this book when a group on FB announced that a book by the name of ‘Adi Parva’ was available at a discount.
These stories were never meant to be read, see? It is how the epic came to be, There is the concept of the storyteller in the Indian tradition, also known as the sutradhar.
Book Review | Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean – Livemint
I am no expert in art, but calling this book a graphicnovel is not enough! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Balancing and succeeding requires two different skills, and therefore to succeed at both is a no small feat. Instead there is a gentle reasoning-out and the reader is made to feel that dissent is acceptable, if rational. The novel has quiet moments- idyllic devlok painted in soothing colours- and dramatic, violent moments- the churning of the ocean with smudged colours blending into one another, depicting a maddening flurry of activity.
How were the threads chosen? Worth appreciating are the questions asked by the folk to the storyteller, and some contextual analogies. The timeline is circular in Adi Parva.
Posted by amruta patil at 3: This is also the reason why I chose the visual treatment that I have for the book.
Newsletter Mailing list sign-up: Amrutx you describe your personal connections to the Mahabharat and what drew you to create your own re-telling? Which places a heavy burden on the drawings. The drawings will definitely make me want to reread the book.
Book Review | Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean
There is more to them than what meets the eye. Sep 21, Swamy Atul rated it really liked it. Given how niche the readership is English-speaking, urban, age groupthey are infact doing quite fine.
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Feb 18, Saptarshi Ghosh rated it liked it Shelves: Should children read this book? I adore the story-within-a-story narrative, and the paintings are gorgeous.
Saturday, March 17, April and April’s Fool. May 26, Suhit rated it really liked it Shelves: Author of three graphic novels. From the bestselling author of Kari comes a brilliant new interpretation of mythology. Read this one some time in Our ancestors were not Version 1. The art work in this book is paatil. We need to just keep the bar high and not turn into wannabes. The concept and stylistic narrative is pretty funky overall, maybe as an art project; as a graphic novel, it really doesn’t make the cut for me.
Finally, my 5 star rating shows my appreciation. One person found this helpful. The best kathakars know that only a very shallow world can be fully explained, but rather, that contradictions and mysteries must populate the tale to provide opportunities for confusion and empathy.
Gandhari and Kunti’s depiction in particular is spectacular. Set up a giveaway.
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