mapbookstosraso.tkpe: application/pdf Sanskrit Mrityunjaya The Death Conqueror Print - Paper. **Mrityunjaya** (MyPustak) is the autobiography of Karna, and yet it is not just that. With deceptive case, Sawant brings into play an exceptional stylistic. In Mrityunjaya, The Death Conqueror: The Story Of Karna, a study of humanity, life and existentialism through Ved Vyasa's epic, Shivaji Sawant.

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As a kid, I had heard a lot about Mrityunjaya, and seen the book at home, but the fact that it was written in Marathi dissuaded me from touching it. Even though Marathi is my mother tongue, I have never studied it formally and therefore have a greater comfort level with reading English than Marathi.

So a combination of my new Nook, Barnes and Noble gift cards from my company yeah baby! Thanks to an Indian version of site www. And then I lived the phrase "lost in translation" right from the first sentence! However, despite the clunky phrases, I was able to translate it back to what it would have sounded like in Marathi in my head and enjoy the beauty of the book. Even if you haven't read this book, even if your introduction to Karna is through the Mahabharata alone, you cannot help but feel empathy for the eldest son of Kunti.


Mrityunjaya only deepens it. The book is written from the POV of six characters.

Karna opens and takes us closer to the end of his story, interspersed with chapters by Kunti his mother , Duryodhana his best friend , Vrishali his wife , Shon his younger foster brother and a grand ending by the Lord, Sri Krishna himself. Apart from indulging the semi-autobiography of a fictional figure, Sawant touches on one of the biggest realities of human society, one that has not changed since time immemorial. Even though the protagonist is really the son of the Sun-God himself and as radiant as him, the fact that he was fostered in the hut of a poor charioteer strikes out everything right he ever did in his life.

Sawant also takes a few liberties with the original, but the changes he makes only make the story more realistic.

The characters of Vrishali and Shon for example, are given such appropriate voices, that you are left wondering whether Sawant had the fortune of stumbling upon some long lost letters written by them.

Some day! Despite the atrocities heaped upon him throughout his life, Karna grew to be an invincible warrior , a gentle and fair ruler of Anga after Duryodhana bestowed the title upon him , a loving husband, an indulgent brother, a loyal friend and above all the epitome of generosity.

So generous, that when a poor brahmin comes begging even as he lays dying, he breaks his golden teeth to give them away as alms! While you commend Karna for being a rebel and not succumbing to the unfair norms of the society, you hit upon the obvious flaw in the hero.

His egotism. And if that shame, and the resultant blind loyalty to his lone supporter, Duryodhana was the result of his downfall.

The Mahabharata is an epic more complex than anyone can ever imagine. You can discuss, debate and argue about it until eternity, and yet cover only a fraction of it. Reading Progress. Nov 27, Dec 04, Wow looks like a good read.. We have a beautiful Marathi edition at home in India..

Ugh so shameful, I know: May 01, Go for the marathi edition Pallavi -- you would not keep it down! Jan 09, I finally finished it last month. Your review is on the money!

May 05, Everyone to read this Book. Jun 24, Sep 28, I read the hindi edition actually, but atleast the hindi was impeccable.

Mrityunjaya, the death conqueror : the story of Karna

Jan 10, He had forgo numorous chances to retreat rather than ruse or to hatch the Dharma rather than conniving Addharma and trying to subterfuge the future!!!

Jan 18, I read the book for the first time in in Hindi! Needless to say, I was mesmerized.

Then I got my hands on the Marathi version and I have read it at least 4 times till now. If the Hindi version was the epitome of a classical Hindi literature, I'll call Marathi version as something from a different Galaxy. It's so exhaustive in its research, so heart wrenching in its depth and so captivating in its pace that I never thought I should even think of reading this in any other language.

But after reading your review, I am tempted to give it a try.


Though I have a pre conceived notion that nothing could reach the Zenith set by the original Marathi version. Jan 12, How to download this book.

Feb 10, Hi Pallavi, I haven't read such a brilliant review of any book before. You have described it so nicely that anyone can be tempted to read the book. You are exceptionally gifted with your writing skills.


Right from the first sentence to the last you have perfectly woven the words. Thank you for a beautiful review. Oct 12, I am reading an Hindi translation by Om Shivraj, although there are a lot of flaws with the spellings here and there throughout the book, it still is a gem of a read.

I , without any iota of doubt can say that this IS the best book I've read so far. Nov 06, I have read the novel and thoroughly enjoyed it and so did I, your review.

Nov 23, Mahabharata is the best epic ever.Words aren't enough to describe this book. It helps that the narrator changes at this section and it is Krishna who narrates those sections of the war, where Karna is on the battlefield.

Ugh so shameful, I know: Go for the marathi edition Pallavi -- you would not keep it down! How to read on that site. Details Material Type: But I had to shell out a hefty amount on the hardbound edition with shining golden-bordered pages and velvet coating.