5 Nov Just finished reading the last page of the book: The Aryavarta Chronicles: Govinda (Book 1) by Krishna Udayasankar. Coincidentally she is. : The Aryavarta Chronicles: Govinda (Book – 1): Aryavarta the ancient realm of the noble. For generations, the Firstborn dynasty of scholar- sages. The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 1: GOVINDA. Aryavarta – the ancient realm of the noble. For generations, the Firstborn dynasty of scholar-sages, descendants of.

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Because things are not always what we perceive themselves to be.

With more aspects to the personality of the various characters which she builds so exquisitely, she is able to weave a wonderful story, when many of the others have just been collections tye incidents about central characters involved in the Mahabharata. The story takes quite some twists as the character relationships are again markedly different than those presented in the canon version of the story.

The book is eloquent, yet not high handed; it is scholarly, yet not conceited. Other books in the series.

On the downside,I can see how the elaborative narrative might not be everyone’s cup of tea.

The Aryavarta Chronicles #1: Govinda | Krishna Udayasankar | Book Review

Very Nicely written review and it’s got me intrigued. The Aryavarta Chronicles 2: Three stars for merits, not based on my enjoyment.

She writes so powerful and fluid that you will be hooked from first page itself. One thing that comes to my mind after finishing this book is ‘Krishna. And boy, aryavartw I delighted I chose to read this.


The Aryavarta Chronicles #1: Govinda | Krishna Udayasankar

The Aryavarta Chronicles 3 books. As the bitter struggle to gain control of govunda divided kingdom ensues, Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa of the Firstborn aryavsrta the Secret Keeper of the Firewrights can only watch as their own blood, their chronicless, savage and kill on the fields of Kurukshetra.

Could say, this looks like an Indian Game of thrones the aryavarta chronicles book 1 govinda with all the political machinations, different story threads.

It is not often that an author is brave enough to take on one of the most well known mythological and religious texts for arayvarta debut novel but, knowing her, albeit in another life a long time govindaa, one would expect no less from Krishna.

If only chapters were designed such a way that we only get to read particular chapter in particular POV Like game of thronesbook would have become more fluid and smooth. Would definitely recommend the aryavarta chronicles book 1 govinda book! The idea of a work of fiction based on existing works of faith and mythology is always a challenge when stereotypes built over centuries become sacred cows and any attempt at a different perspective risks being termed the aryavarta chronicles book 1 govinda.

Nevertheless, all credit to the author for stretching our thinking to a different direction. A tremendous battle is hinted at and as soon as you snap your fingers, it is over. Vast in scope The ‘Bhagwad Gita’ is just one part of this rambling parable! I remember watching BR Chopra version of Mahabharat on DD when I was a kid, and the sheer expanse and levels to the story astounds me still. Only thf Shiva Trilogy was anywhere close to a good re-telling.


There are 2 factions, the Firstborn and the Firewrights. Have a busy work schedule. This site uses cookies. Just go for it! Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The Aryavarta Chronicles

There is devotion, there is love, there is pain, there is care, and there is suffering for their souls in that relationship between Sakha and Sakhi. Newer Post Older Post Home. The only thing that fascinated me in this book boook Yudhistra’s admission to Draupadi that Duryodhana and his brothers were probably the rightful heirs of Kuru empire.

Many authors have attempted their own interpretations and re-tellings and this is yet another version from yet another author. Just like Mahabharata, even with all the panic of a budding war, the writer does not miss the philosophical creed concealed in the subtext.

Contrary to popular opin After the great success of the shiva trilogy a lot of new authors have found confidence to draw from the aryavarta chronicles book 1 govinda mythologies and make a attempt at historical fiction. The epic has been etched in our memories with the excellent TV series and the millions of comic and graphic renditions.

Here, Karna or Vasusen is a vassal King of Hastinapura and that is pretty much about him. So thats all about the book!