I know a tiny little bit of Malayalam, and as far as I can see, the Wikisource site has a of The Mahabharata in Malayalam: മഹാഭാരതം മൂലം - വിക്കിഗ്രന്ഥശാല Extract of Bhagavad Gita from the same translation ( formatted PDF). The Mahabharata is an epic that comprises one hundred thousand stanzas of . the epic story represents an extended exploration of the responsibilities set. Mahabharatham (Malayalam) eBook: Kunchan Nambiar, tvnovellas.infoandran: Mahabharatam, he made sure to not lose any content from the original story.
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Shelves: indian , malayalam , indian-challenge Brilliant Though the old Malayalam with high funda words made it a tough read the story and the philosophy was awesome.. The story is told with justice to Vyasa's Mahabharata. Karna's life is narrated in flasbacks to Draupadi through the memories of various people including KundiDevi, Krishna and Satyaki. It is about Draupadi's Life as much as Karna's.
Bheema was treated as a bozo who lumbers around with a club bashing up the brains of the Kauravas in TV and in books. How many of them saw Bheema the father?
The son? The Husband? It took an MT to look beyond the stereotypical labels and bring out the human being in Bheema. Randamoozham for those uninitiated in malayalam, this means "the second round" is by far one of the best literary works I have had the pleasure of reading. Based on the Mahabharatha, it tells the entire epic from the viewpoint of Bheema. Bheema is a most unlikely protagonist in the sense that nothing but his brawn sets him apart.
Once when asked about his inspiration for such a work MT replied that the pregnant pauses placed by Vyasa in the Mahabharatha made him think of such a work. In one instance the warrior code of the Kshatriyas state that it is the warrior who kills the maximum of the enemies is the one entitled for the crown.
View all 12 comments. This is a well written book. But I can't give more stars for this and the reason behind that is Randamoozham. While reading Karnan, and I find myself comparing this book with Randamoozham.
According to me,Randamoozham was a step ahead in the way story is told, portrayal of all characters, about kurukshetra war etc. Frankly speaking, i didn't like the way Bhima is shown in this book; That is another reason for giving less rating: Eventhough it is little dragging in some places, still I can This is a well written book. Eventhough it is little dragging in some places, still I can say it is an intresting book.
If one took a poll on the popularity of the various characters of the Mahabharata, Karna would rank amongst the top. His is the legend of a tragic hero. Written originally in Marathi, the English translation of the novel is from the Hindi version of the original.
This work reputed to be among the best of contemporary Marathi literature, has an interesting narrative technique.
The novel is split into 9 books, each of then If one took a poll on the popularity of the various characters of the Mahabharata, Karna would rank amongst the top.
The novel is split into 9 books, each of then narrated as a monologue by Karna and other characters like Kunti, Krishna, each of the 3 have 2 books of monologue , Duryodhana, Vrishali Karna's wife and Shom Karna's step-brother. The monologues of Karna are the best of the lot. Though the book is a sort of paean to Karna, it never goes overboard with it and tries to show his flaws as well.
For all his poweress, Karna comes across as internally turmoiled, insecure man, insecure due to his origins about his place in society and obsessed about being recognized as the best archer of all. But sadly he was never given the oppurtunity of a level playing field to prove it.
If he was denied by Drona during the archery competition at the beginning, then the curses that are heaped on him at the later stage also play a part in ensuring that he remains a tragic hero. It is a matter of conjecture as to what would have happened, if Drona had allowed Karna to compete with Arjuna. Maybe he would have won, he may have indeed lost, but either way, he would have been a more peaceful man, contended with himself and not obsessed with being the best archer which drives almost all his actions resulting in tragic consequences.
But it was to not be. Another feeling that he tries to reconcile with vainly till the very end is his origin.
Karna is shown in a subtle way as being unable to accept fully his origins. Though he loves his parents, proclaims that he is proud to a charioteer's son, some parts of his monologue subtly let it slip that maybe he is not as confident and secure about his origins as he shows.
Maybe he craved that he were born elsewhere, or to put it clearly he may have desired that his parents had been the same but of a higher standing in society.
It is borne out by his reactions to the relevation that he is Kunti's son.
It's not any great happiness or anger that he feels towards Kunti. What comes through mainly is the relief that he is Kshatriya after all, that he cannot be insulted for his birth. It implies that he accepts the social order for all his posturing and that instead of trying to remove it, he is more than happy to know that he has actually jumped up in the order.
Interestingly, Samant brings a twist to Karna's much lauded generosity using this turmoil. It is mentioned that his generosity is due to his craving for recognition.
This does not reduce the value of his generosity, but only serves to enhance to the reader, the pain that a person must feel on being insulted repeatedly by society for no fault of his own, other than being born in a particular caste and the extreme lengths that he can go to overcome it. This obsession results in giving his body armour to Indra, therby divesting himself of his greatest protection.
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. The initial parts of her monologue are her reminiscences about her childhood, her being gifted by her father Surasena to Kunti Bhoja, her marriage to Pandu, in both cases without anyone asking her preference or her feelings are the best of the lot. Krishna's monologue too is pretty much the usual one you come to expect.
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. Yes, I agree that their relationship need not have been as close a friendship as is known generally, but a complete flip around of it results in the relationship becoming completely one-dimensional, with no layers to it.
Looks like the author decided to do a paradigm shift of popular perception, but in doing that he actually does Duryodhana an injustice. It cannot have been only personal benefit that made him ally with Karna, as it cannot have been only the goodness of his heart. If he had been so devious, he could very well have forced Karna to fight under Bheeshma during the first 10 days of the war, instead of agreeing with his decision.
Interestingly Aswaththama seems to have a more deeper friendship with Karna than Duryodhana. But ironically, even he abuses Karna in a fit of anger as a charioter's son during a tense moment in the war.
This in a way exemplifies Karna's relationship with most people. However close he gets to them, how much ever he feels respected by them, at some point his origins are used by the same people to taunt him. That brings us to the other 2 books, that of his wife Vrishali and Shom his step-brother.
It is with them that he does not feel the insecurity of being insulted at any time. But he rarely opens up his innermost feelings to even them. The two monologues are basically adulations of Karna by the two, who literally worship the ground he treads on. I had read somewhere else that Karna did not have a happy marital life as his wife who supposedly was royalty, was contempous of his origins and was insulting to him, but here Samant gives us a different version.
Maybe one of the above books could have been done away with for a monologue of Arjuna, it sure would have been interesting to get know his views on his arch rival. Karna's worship of the Sun-god, the unexplainable to him, but not to the reader connect that he feels towards the Sun god are very evocative, as is the part where the Sun god teaches him about the astras. Yes, it is Surya devta who is mentioned as Karna's teacher in the book, because Drona is pre-occupied with teaching the Pandavas and Kshatriyas.
Some other parts too stand out, one being the killing of Sisupala where Karna's eyewitness account of it is almost psychedelic. The other being Karna's turmoil when Draupathi is being insulted after the game of dice. Torn between wanting to stop Duryodhana and held back by Draupathi's earlier insult of him during her Swayamvar he finally makes the fatal decision of joining Duryodhana.
The tipping point for this is rooted in the human ego as Samant slips in a subtle variation of the events. As Draupathi asks everyone in the royal assembly for help, she sees Karna, meets his eye and then moves away without asking him anything. This spurs Karna to insult her. Ironically it is revealed later that Draupathi did not ask for his help since she was already regretting her insult of Karna at her Swayamvar and did not feel worthy of his assistance.
The part where Karna cuts off his armor to give to Indra and the subsequent description of his skinless body which is translucent is bound to shock you. But alongside such parts, others like the description of the events of the war get monotonous at places as do Shon's and Vrishali's monologues in their adulation of Karna.
This is a good, but at times uneven read. Personally for me, the best take on the Mahabharata still remains Bhyrappa's Parva.
If you have not read Parva and are interested in reading variations on the epic, the first option should be Parva. A digression from the novel. At the end of the novel, I found myself thinking about another character in parallel to Karna. If Karna can be said the victim of injustice throughout his life, then what of Eklavya. Probably he was the one who was subjected to the most cruel injustice of them all. Why is he not mentioned as reacting the way that Karna did, why for instance did he not join Duryodhana, Parva mentions Eklavya as joining Duryodhana what happens to him after he gives his guru-dakshina to Drona?
Why is he not spoken about more like Karna, why is he not so much entrenched in the general consciousness like Karna. Is there any contemporary work that shows Eklavya in a different light than the obedient, almost naive character that he is portrayed as generally. At the beginning of the book, Karna tells that he wants to tell his story because the truth has to be known, so why is the truth about Eklavya not told.
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 need not betaken seriously?
These thoughts do not have anything to do with this particular novel yes, but it seemed pertinent to discuss and compare both Karna and Ekalyva together.
View all 8 comments. The unsung hero Champion of the underdogs These are some of the words that flit across my head when I think of the mighty Karna My favorite character in the epic Mahabharata. The only one who followed the path of dharma time and time gain despite the odds and numerous chances to try the easy way out.
His peril brought upon by the wise Krishna himself, eluded me for a while. But while Krishna didn't choose the character but the Path ; it still can't be unsaid that the Gods themselves had to step in The unsung hero Champion of the underdogs These are some of the words that flit across my head when I think of the mighty Karna My favorite character in the epic Mahabharata.
But while Krishna didn't choose the character but the Path ; it still can't be unsaid that the Gods themselves had to step in to take down the mighty warrior ; along with a weak mother. His resistance to deviate from dharma or loyalty towards Duryodhana are what make him a stellar example of a man upholding his principles.