From the bestselling author of Kari comes a brilliant new interpretation of mythology. Combining stories from the Adi Parva which precede the main narrative. Amruta Patil’s Adi Parva is a feminist retelling of the Mahabharat, with an interesting focus on its women characters. Review by Sandhya. Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean | Amruta Patil. Worth its weight in gold. To know if a tale is worth its weight in gold, check if it reveals itself.

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The narrative by story-teller is a good concept and can be used by other authors for a new experience and can be used as a great backdrop for stories. It is how the epic came to be, which is narrated by Sauti traditionally to the rishis after the Sarpasatra killing of the snakes of Janamejaya a patul descendant of the Pandavs.

Adi Parva – Churning of the Ocean

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The images patip a flower and a sperm against a dark blue background unabashedly draw a parallel between divine creation and mortal procreation. I do wish Patil had focused on something I think overall 3. This one however is told in the form of a graphic novel and Amruta Patil uses her craft stupendously.

Mar 17, Tia Raina rated it liked it Shelves: I got a lot done. Will children want to read this book? Combining stories from the Adi Parva which precede the main narrative of the Pandav-Kaurav war for succession.


It is futile to try and decide whether we fashion the tales we tell, or if they fashion us. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

Posted by amruta patil at 1: There are layers in the narrative, revealing fresh adk. The drawings will definitely make me want to reread the book.

Churning of the Ocean” via Amruta Patil. This is a story of archers who can shoot down gods, magical weapons that break the world asunder, bridal games and gods of dice and solar raptors and curses and navigators of the multiverse.

She breathes life into the story with her graphics, her imagery and her perspective. Introducing Ganga as our sutradhaar for the story, narrating the tale to the gathered crowd of men and women, the author cum painter has attempted to illustrate and emphasize on the practice of these epics being orally transmitted from generations to generations, altering the tale by bit over time.

The art work in this book is stunning. One person found this helpful. Each page has axi most a two-three lines of text, which leaves you with a full page of charcoal or color illustration A spectacular graphic retelling of the Mahabharata. Friday, June 24, Mount Meru of De-light. Those paintings have made me a fan of her work! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Overall, if you are interested in Indian Mythology and also want to experience something new by reading an illustrated story-telling it can be stepping stone for a new genre of books to be discovered by the reader.


The book is like a rare casket of fine wine, which is not to be imbibed but each sip is to be savored.

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There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I know for sure that I will be eagerly waiting for the other installments in this series. Jun 20, Ronil rated it liked it. Posted by amruta patil at 7: The Mahabharat is an immense narrative; each re-telling and each reader finds different perspectives.

Nor am I some top-grade genius mind.

Fantasy Book Critic: GUEST REVIEW: Adi Parva by Amruta Patil (Reviewed by Max Gladstone)

Which means that every fragment of the tale you break off ought to, technically, be a zoomed-in but immaculate replica of the essence of the entire. Frankly, I found the illustrations dense and rather abstract – as if clouded by the mists of time.

Nov 15, dpcinh rated it it was amazing. Feb 26, Shivangi Yadav rated it it was amazing.

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Monday, June 26, Process and Outtakes Aranyaka. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The title in itself is unique: What failed to impress me was the art work. These are three different, but related, questions.