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Is it because that Karna was a Kshatriya after all and so had to get his share of fame, albeit posthumously while Eklavya is always in the lower echelon of the social order and hence mruhyunjay not betaken seriously? This depicts his internal battle to overcome the difficulties he had in deciding what is moral, just and “dharma”.

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Who is the villain and who is the hero? It will definitely teach something new every time you read it. I cried at least for half a day after finishing book – was so much involved.

A number of incidents are introduced to pour humiliation on Karna’s head, such as Drona’s rejection of his heroic capture of a cheetah for a sacrifice. Though the book is a sort of paean to Karna, it never goes overboard with it and tries to show his flaws as well. It inspires our inner self. Karna is shown in a subtle way as being unable to accept fully his origins. Each character is portrayed with much charisma. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item?

He then zooms down in a sudden change of mood, to focus on “creeper-covered, bird-and —beast haunted” Champanagari where Karna’s earliest memories begin. At the end of the novel, I found myself thinking about another character in parallel to Karna.


Is there an english translation of this book? And Sawant has Karna indict Krishna in words not to be found in any other creative work. The two monologues are basically adulations of Karna by the two, who literally worship the ground he treads on.

Mrityunjay the death conqureror. This book was translated into HindiEnglishKannadaGujaratiMalayalam and received bby awards and accolades. Why then can he not get over it? Eventhough it is little dragging in some places, still I can This is a well written book.

When the flesh-and-bones living behaves like the dead, then the dead have to come alive and speak out. Sawnat then I lived the phrase “lost in translation” right from the first sentence!

The books of Kunti and Krishna more than one for each are middlingly good, but rarely offer any great insight into either Karna or themselves. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Free Shipping in India for orders above Rs. Though its a bit one sided but compelling reading none the less. You may read full review on my blog http: Above all, who is Krishna? Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Please try again later. How could Jarasandha, whom Karna defeated, defeat Krishna? The monologues of Karna are the best of the lot. You must read this book. The high point in Sawant’s portrayal comes in the totally engrossing picture he draws of the volcanic turmoil seething within Karna during the dice-game.

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The monologue of Duryodhana is different in that he is shown as a scheming character who treats Karna as more of his personal employee, a weapon to counteract the Pandavas than as his friend. The turmoil within Karna arising out of his inability to understand why he feels ashamed to declare his lineage is splendidly brought out in the tournament.

The author has chosen different characters Vrushali wifeKunti motherDuryodhana friendShon brotherKrishna to tell the tale of this great character, along with Karna’s own version of his own life.


According to me,Randamoozham was a step ahead in the way story is told, portrayal of all characters, about kurukshetra war etc. The beginning of the novel is riveting in its newness and simplicity: But the story is not set in the 21st century, so we dont have to think so deep.

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His story died with his death. Sawant shows us, in her own words, the three persons who make-up Kunti: The highs and lows of Karna’s life and also that of others are all too vivid.

Karna punishes himself for more for his conduct, than any punishment Arjuna or Krishna ever inflict on him. Paperbackpages. That brings us to the other 2 books, that of his wife Saaant and Shom his step-brother. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations.

One always wonders what was the role of Karna in many of Duryodhana’s strategems.

One must read this book. Yugandhar is one of the best and most famous Novel of Marathi language and it is awarded with many of the prizes and awards given by the Sahitya Academy. This is quite realistic, since it would be strange to accept that an independent thinking and otherwise just man would harbor a mrutyubjay resentment against people who have not done him any great personal harm.

Amazon is always great in quality and delivery of the product. If one took a poll on the popularity of the various characters of the Mahabharata, Karna would rank amongst the top. But even that aside, Mrityunjaya has been a great reading experience.