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dhyaayato vishayaaan pumsa sangastheshoopajaayatesangaat sanjaayate kaamakaamaat krodhobhijaayatekrodhaat bhavati sammoha sammohaat smritivibramasmritibhramshaat buddhinaashobuddhinaashaat pranashyati62 63 ch 2 Bhagavad Gita Thus say Krishna in his gospel of karma Those who are attached to sensual pleasures develop a craving for it This craving leads to anger and foolishness and death in the end This whole book was dedicated to how the Kauravas and Pandavas proved through their lives thdhyaayato vishayaaan pumsa sangastheshoopajaayatesangaat sanjaayate kaamakaamaat krodhobhijaayatekrodhaat bhavati sammoha sammohaat smritivibramasmritibhramshaat buddhinaashobuddhinaashaat pranashyati62 63 ch 2 Bhagavad Gita Thus say Krishna in his gospel of karma Those who are attached to sensual pleasures develop a craving for it This craving leads to anger and foolishness and death in the end This whole book was dedicated to how the Kauravas and Pandavas proved through their lives the essence of these verses The book is a journey,as the title says It is a journey with the author,who takes us into the minds of those greater and lesser men,men who by their words and deeds brought about one of the worst wars known in history The book doesn t deal with the whole story of Mahabharatha.It is too short for that Still it discusses the important situations in the epic,at least those which the author consider worth mentioning It is not comprehensive,it is selective but the selections are good.Deconstruction of The great epic..The book focuseson those characters that aren t much mentioned in the original work,or in the other commentaries that came on Mahabharatha The author talks of the forgotten ones,something that most people forget to do He talks of Balarama,Vidurar,Amba and Dusshala He also talks of the so called negative characters,but in a positive light He talks of Karna withpride than any other character He also gives immense respect to Duryodhana That s what made me feel that it s a sort of deconstruction,viewing it from a standpoint totally different from the ones that are usually approached Silence isn t always golden.neshe balasyeti chaaredadharmam A widely debated verse of the epic Maarar,with the help of Naalappat Naarayanamenon,translates this as the actions of those who do not understand their strength often results in evil This verse is used when Yudhisthira remains silent seeing the insult done to Draupadi in the court of Yudhishtira He doesn t know his greatness,he holds on to his concept of dharma when dharma and satya are shattered before his eyes The author says it is such acts of passivity that leads to all that is evil in this world It reminded me of Elie Wiesel s Nobel prize acceptance speech,in which he says,We must take sides Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tor mented Sometimes we must interfere When human lives are en dangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant Wherever men and women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must at that moment become the center of the universe Those who stand by and watch are as orguilty as the perpetrators.In many situations,the author compares Krishna to Gandhiji This has been done by analysis of different situations they were placed in and their responses to these In the eyes of the author,the half naked fakir shinesthan peetambharadhara How glorious is the ahimsa that could bring down the the great empire without raising a single weapon And how wonderful this struggle looks in comparison with the bloody and remorseful ending of Bharathavarsha Indeed,that must be what made Gandhiji refer to it daily for advise To learn from mistakes..This book is not entirely leaving the fate of the men in the hands of destiny,even though there are mentions of who can stop fate here and there But The Lord himself said in his Gita,iti te jnanamaakhyatamguhyaat guhyataram mayavimrshyaitadasheshenayathechasi tatha kuru I have given you the knowledge of the secret of secrets Use your reason to analyze that and then do as you wish.This book is a great reference for those who want a different read of Mahabharatha The malayalam used in this book is a bit tough,compared to the malayalam used in normal fiction or non fictioin So it would be better to keep a dictionary handy Knowing a bit of sanskrit might be useful,but you can read without it as well A great text,well written and well researched HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Need a second read later,excellent book This is one of those rare works which demystifies all your taken for granted ideas It is a brilliant re reading of some of the characters of Mahabharatha You will undoubtedly accept him as the greatest critic in Malayalam literature. Mahabharata is one of the greatest landmarks in the literature of mankind It is said with only the slightest of exaggeration that what is not found in this book, cannot be found anywhere in the world However, post 1980s popular culture has looked at the text as pulp fiction material, reducing this masterpiece into merely the conflict between two rivaling families But, Marar s work goes beyond the scope of black and white, and immerses us into an ocean of grey, inter spaced with clever and w Mahabharata is one of the greatest landmarks in the literature of mankind It is said with only the slightest of exaggeration that what is not found in this book, cannot be found anywhere in the world However, post 1980s popular culture has looked at the text as pulp fiction material, reducing this masterpiece into merely the conflict between two rivaling families But, Marar s work goes beyond the scope of black and white, and immerses us into an ocean of grey, inter spaced with clever and witty commentary The section Vyasante chiri for example, is downright blasphemous for our times He manages to dissipate many legends that were added to the text in subsequent centuries He is able to show the relevance of certain philosophies in the text in this day and age I have spent quite a few months on this book It was not because it bored me at any point But every chapter allows you insights that will continue to engage your mind for years I will strongly recommend this work over many shallow texts that is masquerading as commentary in the market these days . .EBOOK ☨ ഭാരതപര്യടനം | Bharatha Paryatanam ☪ , This book was part of syllabus at school It is a critical study of the Mahabharatha The book unravels the mysteries hidden in the epic while travelling through the minds of its characters This work by Kuttikrishna Maarar is a worthy read great Nese balasyeti chared adharmam.