[malawi Books] ePUB രണ്ടാമൂഴം AUTHOR M.T. Vasudevan Nair

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This is the story of Bhima the second son the man who's always second in line a story never adeuately told until MT Vasudevan Nair conjured him up from the silences in Vyasa's narrative the minute gaps that allowed conjectures about what must have happened during those intervals MT's Bhima is a revelation Lonely eager to succeed treated with a m. Strongcompassionate empathetic This work stands like a colossus on the shores of Malayalam Literature The worlds knows Bheema of the Mahabharatha as a beast of war the elder brother was a paragon of virtue and the casanova esue thrid brother was a super star all over Bheema was treated as a bozo who lumbers around with a club bashing up the brains of the Kauravas in TV and in books How many of these writers saw the hurt pain being marked a moron gave Bheema How many of them saw Bheema the father The son The Husband not many did It took an MT to look beyond the stereotypical labels and bring out the human being in BheemaRandamoozham for those uninitiated in malayalam this means the second round is by far one of the best literary works I have had the pleasure of reading Based on the Mahabharatha it tells the entire epic from the viewpoint of Bheema Bheema is a most unlikely protagonist in the sense that nothing but his brawn sets him apart Once when asked about his inspiration for such a work MT replied that the pregnant pauses placed by Vyasa in the Mahabharatha made him think of such a work Chapters in the Mahabharatha end in places which poses a lot of uestions for us contradictions are galore as in any epic In one instance the warrior code of the Kshatriyas state that it is the warrior who kills the maximum of the enemies is the one entitled for the crown If such was the case Bheema would have been the king but it is his brother who ends up becoming oneThe most manipulative of ladies in literature Draupadi dances him to her whims and Bheema ends up accepting the fact that she played him along all the way The most powerful of scenes is the one where Krishna walks into the army camp after the death of Bheema s half demon son in battle seeing the camp in sorrow Krishna proclaims good that he died of Karna s hand else it should have been my hand some day uite natural for a King to say about a demon but he said this within earshot of the father who stood looking at the body of his slain offspring This was from the mouth of a man who lectured his friend on the fact that the soul was just a sort of dress for the human body A few days after this Krishna is beyond grief when his own nephew is slain in battle this is one of those acute observations the author makes in te pagesMT gives the tale a human touch withouth adding any of the mythos or making any character less human than what it actually could have beenThe language is powerful moving and i reread this than once With time I am sure I will read this again againJust one of those works which is beyond the realm of literature for me

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Ixture of affection and contempt by his brothers the other four Pandavas and with scorn and hatred by his Kourava cousins Bhima battles incessantly with failure and disappointment even as a child He's adept at disguising his feelings and has an overwhelmingly intuitive understanding of everyone who crosses his path an uncanny ability to know how. the revolutionary thinker in me the one who uestions every single myth and superhero story fed to me while being respectful to the traditions this book brings it all back and yes in a very tight thrillerfor those who love mythologyhistory and good stories this is a must read i don t have to say anything and for the portrayal of bhimasena I feel I found something I was searching for the human side of the epic with many parts I was hoping might be included in the way I wanted but many that didn t mention many things I wanted to read about I guess those were not added since MT wouldn t or couldn t include something without proper researchas per the epilogue the deep research is very evidentoverall a great experience for me a teetotaler in malayalam literature struggling to mouth many of the words and usages I did manage to fight through I must admit that the language was uite easy considering the epic proportions of the content involvedso many characters remain in my mind receiving my appreciation hatred apathy or disgust a wonderful mystical work of literature it is no doubt about it No wonder many people swear by it though I am detecting this impulse so late

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Others feel A warrior without eual he slays innumerable enemies during the Great War However all his moments of triumph starting with the trials of skill he took part in as a young man remain unrecognized and unrewarded A whole new look at the greatest story ever told the Mahabharata MT's Bhima Lone Warrior is a masterpiece of Indian literature. A very good transformation of the epic Mahabharata A different view at the classic taking out the supernatural element was a pleasant surprise The book takes readers through the Mahabharatha as narrated by the Second Pandava the strongest of them all Bhimasena Bhima comes alive in front of us as a mere Human and exposes the human side of all the characters in the epic The narration was uite pacey and you cannot get yours hands off the book unless it had finished Hat s off to Mr Vasudevan for the commendable work Throws light on many unknown aspects of Bhima s character MT Vasudevan Nair has researched the Mahabharatha in detail and brings out nugets of information seamlessly woven into the narrativeInterestingly this book was written 30 to 40 years before the author Amish Tripathi like successfully attempted retelling the Hindu GodsAnybody who is interested in Mahabharata should make this a must read and people who are interested in a good story should also enjoy this book


10 thoughts on “രണ്ടാമൂഴം

  1. says:

    MTVasudevan Nair or MT as he is lovingly known to us Malayalees a doyen in the field of Malayalam literature and a trendsetting scriptwriter for Malayalam movies has penned this wonderful novel the Mahabharatha epi

  2. says:

    Strongcompassionate empathetic This work stands like a colossus on the shores of Malayalam Literature The worlds knows Bh

  3. says:

    Whenever I see this book sitting in my mother's bookshelf I pick this up and read it once In the past five years I have re

  4. says:

    I think this is the simplest way Mahabharatha has been ever told Narrating the story from Bhima's point of view MT stripped off the divine powers from the characters and presented them as mortal human beings with emotions So you don't get to see Krishna supplying an infinitely long sari to save Draupadi or King J

  5. says:

    Every time I read a well written version of the Mahabharata I respect the original epic even How many works can lay claim to so many renditions centuries after the original version? As for this version what does it say of an author when he can

  6. says:

    the revolutionary thinker in me the one who uestions every single myth and superhero story fed to me while being respectful to the traditions this book brings it all back and yes in a very tight thrillerfor those who love m

  7. says:

    A very good transformation of the epic Mahabharata A different view at the classic taking out the supernatural element was a pleasant surprise The book takes readers through the Mahabharatha as narrated by the Second Pandava the strongest of

  8. says:

    There are so many interpretations and translations on Mahabharatha and Ramayana world wide Every new translation adds something to the original story This particular novel foregrounds the Mahabharatha story from the point of view of the 'real

  9. says:

    This one offers an interesting take The entire Mahabharata is narrated by Bhima It is curious how the author has interpreted the feeli

  10. says:

    If there's one thing I've realised after reading MTVasudevan Nair's Randamoozham English translation by Gita Krishnankutty is that there is no one interpretation of the Mahabharata There have been numerous re tellings so far