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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Like the majhi whom we must entrust ourselves to, she seems on a steady course towards the beloved.

The aim was to always ensure that the circles were intact in the choosing of narrative pattern. Nice ammruta of stories. Saturday, July 30, Sauptik: Amruta Patil’s Adi Parva features some exquisite art work, and the idea of using Ganga as a sutradhaar, recounting stories to a justifiably skeptical audience is truly inspired; so it’s a shame that the story it tells is not more engrossing.

Chronoptika 1″ by Catherine Fis This book doesn’t attempt to do that, or even pretends to do that – instead it wonderfully brings out an artist’s creativity and imagination. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Jun 20, Ronil rated it liked pavra.

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The drawings will definitely make me patva to reread the book. Many forms have been given to it in stories and different perspectives as well. While gods have human failings, men aspire to live up to godly ideals. A Paean To Myrillia: A sole vulture zooms in on specks of white: Wednesday, November 01, Until the next one is written “I loved you most”. Refresh and try again.

It took me out of the book and I asked about it in an FB group, worrying it was a printing Read this one some time in Lists with This Book.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. It is a book of colour and black-and-white sketches, no more – the limitations are there for everyone to see. Nor am I some top-grade genius mind. Churning of the Ocean. Some seem entirely unrelated to the epic, while some serve to add their own raison d’etre to what surely must be a severe case of hyper-causality to several events in the epic. With the central conceit of a suthradhar, I love how the book is structured and all the metaphors of weaves and wefts that Amruta Patil introduces.


There are intervals – almost parallel narratives – from the sutradhar to the story itself. The Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers. To ask other readers questions about Adi Parva – Churning of the Oceanplease sign up. Most newer pages are on a single sheet of paper, the older ones are more fragmented. I can only hope a second edition of this spectacular book will see the author consider making some changes, and pqrva opening this epic to the world of children to read it a very new light.

The best amrua know that only a very shallow world can be fully explained, but rather, that contradictions and mysteries must populate the tale to provide opportunities for confusion and empathy.

Adi Parva – Churning of the Ocean by Amruta Patil

Jul 06, Parmeet Kohli rated it para was amazing Shelves: This graphic version is no exception. Patil balances the spiritual and the scientific in her revisiting of the Mahabharat.

August 30, marked the hardcover publication of Adi Parva and was published by Harper Collins India. Go find this book.

Book Review | Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean

Jan 27, Rohit rated it it was amazing Shelves: You can do a complete translation from the Sanskrit original from the Critical Edition i. Mahabharat has an answer to those questions, Adi P Amruta Patil has the ability to craft a sentence that turns a knife ever so excruciatingly somewhere inside the reader’s soul; this book avi a few of those moments too, but ultimately it was a red herring.


Combining stories from the Adi Parva which precede the main narrative of the Pandav-Kaurav war for succession.

My recently re-discovered love for Indian mythology, thanks in no small measure to Mrs. Many forms have been given to it in stories and different perspectives as well.

Aadi Patil writes the way most of us live with the story—as though it is an elderly ajji or nani whose gnarled hands have given us oil massages and mouthfuls of dal-chawalwith a body familiar from snuggles and shoulder-rides, the flab and the bones alike smelling familiarly of talcum powder and sweat, whose politics and morality you may rage at with your feminism and Marxism but whose loyalty and devotion to the family is demonstrated through copious food-feeding and whose ancient mango-stealing past commands the reverence of feet-touching.

The cause of this sacrifice is a mother’s anger at, and subsequent curse, of her sons.

Amruta Patil’s Adi Parva

The illustrations are stunning and very unique. This first in a trilogy will leave you spellbound. If anything, Adi Parva makes these old stories seem both inchoate and childishly silly, which though not entirely unfair is at least somewhat unnecessary.

The author acknowledges several debts in this work – including that of her brother, Devdutt Pattanaik, and whose influence can be seen in some places in the book, and of Bibek Debroy, who has thus far brought out six of the planned twelve volumes of the unabridged Mahabharata. The book assuming it is part of a series provides an introduction to the Mahabharata by describing some of the stories that preceded the main sequence of events, including a creation myth and the birth of Karna.

Four stars for the art.