If you have read the Mahabharata in any form, this is a must read. I read the Hindi and English versions simultaneously for a better grasp on the story not really used to reading in Hindi. Every character has an interesting story, and despite a few supernatural elements, every human character is Duryodhana becomes a good friend of Karna and gives him the kingdom of ‘Anga’. Shivaji Sawant’s Mrityunjaya is an outstanding instance of such a literary masterpiece in which a contemporary Marathi novelist investigates the meaning of the bewildering skein that is life through the personae of the Mahabharata protagonists.

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mrityunjay kadambari by shivaji sawant

Want to Read Sasant Reading Read. I wanted to read this book for such a long time. The dynamics between the friends is well explored.

मृत्युंजय by Shivaji Sawant

And even though his foster parents never explicitly tell him that he is adopted, it is almost like he senses it from the beginning. The descriptions are so scintillating and dramatic that the reader is automatically drawn physically inside the story.

mrityunjay kadambari by shivaji sawant

However, despite the clunky phrases, I was able to translate it back to what it would have sounded like in Marathi in my head and enjoy the beauty of the book.

This work reputed to be among the best of contemporary Marathi literature, has an interesting narrative technique.

mrityunjay kadambari by shivaji sawant

According to me,Randamoozham was a step ahead in the way story is told, portrayal of all characters, about kurukshetra war etc. Yugandhar is one of the best and most famous Novel of Marathi language and it is awarded with many of the prizes and awards given by the Sahitya Academy. Even though Duryodhana as the narrator tries to assume a more negative shade, by stating upfront that he only sought Karna because he always perceived him to be special and therefore useful, at some level, without even stating it, the narrative betrays his deep affection for Karna.


In fact when I see the inanities of the Star Plus Mahabharat, with its frenzied attempt to paint Duryodhan as a monster and Karna’s insipid support for him Main apne mitr ko nahi chod sakta, whateverand the teary bj filmi farewell for Karna on his ‘mother’s’ lap, with all his ‘brothers’ weeping over him Duryodhana is conveniently absent from the sceneI am tempted to fling this book at the writers and ask them to get some perspective. Filestack – The document conversion Aawant for developers.

He seems to accept the system, he is just frustrated by where it has placed him. Since this review also goes on my blog and there is a slight problem with the spoiler HTML tag on my blog, I have removed it. The sadant one being that even the most just man can become opportunist, deal with them with caution.

Vasu was found on mrityunmay shore of sacred river Ganga. You can discuss, debate and argue byy it until eternity, and yet cover only a fraction of it. This book will leave you speechless and make your heart yearn for the life he lived. And gives some quite subtle answers to it in the form of the wise ones – Ashvatthama and Krishna. Retrieved 19 December Jan 18, Akshay rated it it was amazing.

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Snivaji author has chosen different characters Vrushali wifeKunti motherDuryodhana friendShon brotherKrishna to tell the tale of this great character, along with Karna’s own version One of the best book i have read after such a long time. The book is written from the POV of six characters. Oct 29, Ashvini rated it really mrityunjat it. This book helps one to stand in their shoes and view and judge what is right and wrong and diffused.


This is effective from 23 Feb Even if your introduction to Karna is through the Mahabharata alone, you cannot help but feel empathy for the eldest son of Kunti.

In Hastinapur he meets various people like Arjun, Duryodhan. Mrityunjag are lot of morals to take away from this story. In he wrote a book Chhava based on Sambhaji’s life.

I can never compliment the author enough for presenting a story already known my all in a way that doesn’t allow the reader to put down the book.

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The best part is the conflicts that occur in Karna’s mind and the decisions made by him. However close he gets to them, how much ever he feels respected by them, at some point his origins are used by the same people to taunt him. Purav Amazon has it – https: The pain kaadambari parting with it is therefore wrenching.