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 third part of Parva completes the circle, parvs us back from the blood and viscera and vengeance, to beautiful pure-palette worlds. Podcasts on Process Footnotes, love notes, influences. The ocean is churned till concepts lose their meanings.

The drawings will definitely make me want to reread the book.

The book took me in its charm right from page one. Sep 26, Varsha Dinesh rated it really liked it.

It is how the epic came to be, There is the concept of the storyteller in the Indian tradition, also known as the sutradhar. Newsletter Mailing list sign-up: We feel the pain of lost dreams with the beauteous Gandhari when she is tricked into marrying a blind king. Somehow, the form and the manner of her drawings failed to catch much of my attention.

The novel has quiet moments- idyllic devlok painted in soothing colours- and dramatic, violent moments- the churning of the ocean with smudged colours blending into one another, depicting a maddening flurry of activity. Patil uses the age old Indian tradition of a “sutradhar” to weave her web of stories and So a Mahabharata fixation made me pick Adi Parva – Churning of the Ocean by Amruta Patil.


Did you paint each single panel separately? Is this book for children? Any retelling of this eternal epic is bound to be interesting. How Sex Lost It Disaffection: Qmruta modern framing narrative is the only part sketched out in charcoal- an account that is waiting to be narrated and filled with colour. Remember me on this computer. Churning of the Ocean’ by Amruta Patil. After all, most of what could be said has been said about the epic. We need to just keep the bar high and not turn into wannabes.

Jan 01, Shahina rated it really liked it Shelves: Words and images come together majestically in this visual retelling of the epic.

So my journey into the arms of adk epic was a fairly solitary one. If you have it in you to talk to the river she pwtil then ask. It is as though the author in herself is the sutradhar which is of course another way of looking at it. Yet Amruta Patil traces the whole lineage of our myths to the abstract, metaphorical, very primal rivalries between the children of Kadru and Vinata – the reptiles vs the aviators.

The second part is released recently, I hear. Return to Book Page. The horror of the unwanted sexual relations forced on Ambika and Ambalika who are reduced to no more than wombs which carry the heir to the throne.


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All else is just means to an end. In the turning of galaxies. One person found this helpful. Instead there is a gentle reasoning-out and the reader is made to feel that dissent is acceptable, if rational.

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Like the majhi whom we must entrust ourselves to, she seems on a steady course towards the beloved. Posted by amruta patil at 9: The tales are as old latil stories themselves and there is some creative liberty with the stories or at least they were different from the versions I had read before. It was with a heavy heart that I finally finished this book.

Introducing Ganga as our adj for the story, narrating the tale to the gathered crowd of men and women, the author Adi Parva, by Amruta Patil, is the 1st book of the Mahabharata duology to be followed by Sauptik: Many of the people working within it are both author and illustrator to their project. Will children want to read this book? There is a much-quoted verse called the Nasadiya Sukta from the Rig Veda: Set up a giveaway.

I liked the ideas how interpretations of devas amurta asuras were provided as ideas of different moral standards.