Battle Beyond Kurukshetra

A Mahabharata Novel

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ISBN:

9780199480166

Publication date:

04/12/2017

Paperback

216 pages

Price: 595.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199480166

Publication date:

04/12/2017

Paperback

216 pages

P.K. Balakrishnan and Jayalekshmy P.K.

Following the Mahabharata war, when everyone learns the truth about Karna, an internal battle starts. Draupadi becomes restless: her tryst with reality begins. Her pride for her husbands’ valour erodes. Life as she had understood slowly begins to lose meaning. This Malayalam classic centres on Karna, the most criticized yet admired character of the Mahabharata, treacherously killed by his half-brother Arjuna. His life story unfolds through the eyes of Draupadi, in flashbacks and tales she hears from those around her in the aftermath of the battle of Kurukshetra.

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P.K. Balakrishnan and Jayalekshmy P.K.

Description

Light from the fire burning afar mingled with the moonlight in Kurukshetra to create a terrible twilight. Scattered corpses … broken chariots … sporadic death cries … prowling scavengers … the battlefield stretched endlessly.
The victorious Pāndava camps burst into deafening cheers amidst burning funeral pyres. The Great War was finally over. But soon enough, when everyone learns the truth about the hated enemy, Karna, that towering figure with the golden glow, another battle starts. Everyone stands stunned, forgetting to even cry. Torn by the guilt of fratricide, Yudhishtira becomes a recluse. Draupadi becomes restless: her tryst with reality begins. What seemed a justifiable end to an ignominious character completely overturns. Her pride for her husbands’ valour erodes. Life as she had understood slowly begins to lose meaning.
This Malayalam classic centres on Karna, the most criticized yet admired character of the Mahabharata, treacherously killed by his half-brother Arjuna. His life story unfolds through the eyes of Draupadi, in flashbacks and tales she hears from those around her in the aftermath of the battle of Kurukshetra.

About the Authors and Translator

P.K. Balakrishnan
(1926–1993) was a journalist, author, historian, and critic. Ini Njan Uragnatte (1973) is his most popular work.
Jayalekshmy P.K. is an insurance professional and holds degrees in English, management, and insurance.

P.K. Balakrishnan and Jayalekshmy P.K.

Table of contents


Author’s Note
Translator’s Note
Battle Beyond Kurukshetra
A Brief of the Story
Glossary
About the Author and the Translator

P.K. Balakrishnan and Jayalekshmy P.K.

P.K. Balakrishnan and Jayalekshmy P.K.

P.K. Balakrishnan and Jayalekshmy P.K.

Description

Light from the fire burning afar mingled with the moonlight in Kurukshetra to create a terrible twilight. Scattered corpses … broken chariots … sporadic death cries … prowling scavengers … the battlefield stretched endlessly.
The victorious Pāndava camps burst into deafening cheers amidst burning funeral pyres. The Great War was finally over. But soon enough, when everyone learns the truth about the hated enemy, Karna, that towering figure with the golden glow, another battle starts. Everyone stands stunned, forgetting to even cry. Torn by the guilt of fratricide, Yudhishtira becomes a recluse. Draupadi becomes restless: her tryst with reality begins. What seemed a justifiable end to an ignominious character completely overturns. Her pride for her husbands’ valour erodes. Life as she had understood slowly begins to lose meaning.
This Malayalam classic centres on Karna, the most criticized yet admired character of the Mahabharata, treacherously killed by his half-brother Arjuna. His life story unfolds through the eyes of Draupadi, in flashbacks and tales she hears from those around her in the aftermath of the battle of Kurukshetra.

About the Authors and Translator

P.K. Balakrishnan
(1926–1993) was a journalist, author, historian, and critic. Ini Njan Uragnatte (1973) is his most popular work.
Jayalekshmy P.K. is an insurance professional and holds degrees in English, management, and insurance.

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Table of contents


Author’s Note
Translator’s Note
Battle Beyond Kurukshetra
A Brief of the Story
Glossary
About the Author and the Translator

Read More