THE MAHABHARATHA : A Child's View (Part-II)

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"I love mythoilogy," says twelve year old Samhita Arni "because the stories never end." Her version of the Mahabharatha is bold and unorthodox in its depiction of character and it the critical tone it adopts with the epic's main theme: war. Illustrated with charming and intricate line drawings, this best-selling book offers children and adults a fresh perspective on the timeless epic.

Part-I begins with the story of Santanu, and takes the reader up to the exile of the Pandavas. This volume (Part II) concludes the epic with the Great War.

Reviews:

"a wonderful way to learn about Indian mythology … this is a small masterpiece which deserves nothing but the highest recommendation."
Academy for children's Literature and Media, Germany

"A celebration of the wonder that is childhood and a reaffirmation of the existence of sheer talent in this county's young."
Sagari Chhabra, Book Review

"You could definitely ask your child to read you this at bedtime."
Vatsala Kaul, Biblio ":……The wealth of detail, the originality and charm of the illustrations lend the work an air of distinction."
Sharada Bhanu, Indian Review of Books

CONTENTS

The Second Part 4
The Book of War 5
1 The Departure of the Pandavas 7
2 The Forest of Kamyaka 10
3 Maitreya's Curse 12
4 Duryodhana's Shame 14
5 Arjuna's Decision 16
6 Shiva and Arjuna 18
7 The Deadly Pond 21
8 Preparation for the Years of Disguise 24
9 Kichaka 26
10 Duryodhana's Military Strategy 29
11 The Battle Between Duryodhana and Arjuna 33
12 The Return of Victorious Duo 36
13 The Pandavas Reveal Their Indentities 39
14 The War Council 43
15 Duryodhana's Refusal 46
16 Shalya 48
17 A Charioteer or His Army? 50
18 Kunthi's Son 52
19 Sanjaya 54
20 Karna's Abdication 56
21 Arjuna's Sorrow 58
22 Yudhistira's Request 63
23 Bhishma's Promise 65
24 Battle for Nine Days 67
25 Bhishma Lies Down 70
26 Commander-in-Chief Drona 74
27 The Samsaptakas 77
28 The Young Boy 80
29 The Oath 83
30 Satyaki 85
31 The Trick 91
32 The Night Battle 93
33 Revenge 97
34 Gatotkacha and the Indra Astra 101
35 The Death of the Brahmin 104
36 Astras 108
37 The Sixteenth Day 112
38 Shalya the Charioteer 114
39 Dushasana's Death 118
40 The Duel 120
41 The Chariot Wheel 123
42 Sorrow 125
43 The Prowess of Shalya 128
44 The Fight Between Bhima and Duryodhana 131
45 The Burning of the Camp 134
46 The Last Moments of Duryodhana 137
47 Ashwathama's Jewel 139
48 The Grief-stricken Parents 141
49 "We have Killed Our Brother!" 144
50 Bhishma's Wisdom 148
51 Uttara's Child 150
52 The End of the Yadavas 152
53 The Elders Pass Away 155
54 The Last Journey of the Pandavas 158
55 After the Pandavas 163
Glossary 165
The Pandava Alliance 166
The Kaurava Alliance 167
Imprint 168