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Ajaya – Roll Of The Dice | Book Review

I am sure that when the Gita o finally discussed, it will be discussed in a more critical way than the ‘word of god’ which it seems to have become now. Well, all this is in the realm of the mundane.

Mar 13, Ikpoxan rated it it was ok. I mean Jhumpa Lehari may have won an award for a supposedly awesome book. The story proceeds with the childhood of Suyodhana.

While history is written by the victors, the losing side is condemned to silence. The supernatural theme notwithstanding, this means that at the time of his defeat at the hands of Arjuna, Drishtadyumna DID not exist as a son of Drupada.

In next birth they will be born as Tne. This is a glaring inconsistency in the book. Though there are many excellent quotes in the book, one out of them I would like to place here on life what Acharya Kripa told to Karna after saving him from a suicidal attemp – “Life is a gamble. I remember many an evening listening to the faint rhythm of Chendas from the temples and the notes of the flute escaping over the rugged walls of the school of music.


Aug 29, Awdhesh Singh rated it really liked it. That is the major problem with this book.

Book Review | Ajaya | Roll Of The Dice by Anand Neelkanthan

Learn how your comment data is processed. Aiding them, or rather driving them is Krishna who is stripped of his divinity that is not what my complaint is and is a conniving schemer working his own agenda. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. No character in the Mahabharata is clearly black and white.

Furthermore, it is only now that Bhishma, who is running the affairs of the kingdom himself, comes to know of the mis-adventure of the Pandavas and comes to apologise to Drupada!

See all reviews. View all 4 comments. Bhishma, the noble patriarch of Hastinapura, is struggling to maintain the unity of his empire.

Ajaya: Roll of the Dice

This is then Asurayana, the story of the Asuras, the story of the vanquished. The story of Ravana and teh People was an excellent read that was quite engrossing and proved Anand to be an excellent writer who does extensive research before writing his book and takes his own time to sip and drink to finish the bottle with no hurry.

His friendship with Aswathama and Karna was truly touching and admirable. Surprisingly it can also teach us that our curse of caste may have resulted in our downfall. His defeat in the hands of Pandavas does not prove that he was the villain and Pandavas were heroes. This is one of the o books I bought together Roll of the Dice and Rise of Kali This book will hold one’s attention for long. They are saving you Kshatriyaas from burning down in that palace. Duryodhana does not wish to wage war against a friendly state.


I just couldn’t believe my eyes when I read something like Bhim calling Suyodhan a “Blind fool, Son of a blind fool”, howsoever hatred he may have for his father in his heart, this is impossible.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. No trivia or quizzes yet. We openly accept the other perspective even on epics which have been ingrained in the common physche of the society for thousands of years It all began when he almost forced Gandhari to be wed to blind Dhritarashtra.

But here we also see his feet of clay and his rigid ideologies which make him both vulnerable and arrogant. The thought itself held so much promise. Three, the author is at pains to accept Lord Krishna as a super-human if not God, who plays treacherous, cunning, and dishonest to Kauravas to save his friends rolo devotees Pandavas.

If you liked this review, please ro,l it with others. Unfortunately, this was not to be. The book yhe with the command for Draupadi to be brought before the Kaurava Clan. At the same time he brings certain freshness to the same old story that every Indian has grown up reading. An interesting different beautiful view of the epic Mahabharata Bhadra was a common man, struggling to make sense of life.

The exploitation of the downtrodden, the untouchables at the hands of the higher castes are very valid points. He repeatedly spared Pandava lives. Dec 15, Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws rated it really liked it Shelves: