The Puffin Mahabharat Namita Gokhale
- Book Genre : Young Readers
"‘A long, long time ago, in the ancient lands of India, known in those days as Bharatvarsha, a family quarrel grew into a bloody war. There had been wars before, and there have been wars since, but that mighty battle between warring cousins of the Kuru clan has become a part of the mythology and history of India. Told and retold a million times, the story of the Mahabharata is about defeat as much as victory, about humility as much as courage. It is the greatest story ever told.’ Like a modern-day suta or storyteller, Namita Gokhale brings alive India’s richest literary treasure with disarming ease and simplicity. She retells this timeless tale of mortals and immortals and stories within stories, of valour, deceit, glory and despair, for today’s young reader in a clear, contemporary style. A brilliant series of evocative and thoughtful illustrations by painter and animator Suddhasattwa Basu brings the epic to life in a vibrant visual feast. Matchless in its content and presentation, The Puffin Mahabharata is a book that will be cherished by readers of all ages."
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Namita Gokhale is a writer, publisher and co-director of the Jaipur
Literature Festival. Her books include the novels Paro: Dreams of
Passion, A Himalayan Love Story, Gods, Graves and Grandmother, The
Book of Shadows and Shakuntala: The Play of Memory; a short story
collection The Habit of Love; and the non-fiction works The Book of
Shiva and Mountain Echoes: Reminiscences of Kumaoni Women. She has
also retold the Mahabharata for young readers and co-edited In Search of Sita: Revisiting Mythology.