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One revelation on her part would have brought back his lost glory and honour, although it is commonly believed that the war would have happened anyway. Some day! Despite the atrocities heaped upon him throughout his life, Karna grew to be an invincible warrior , a gentle and fair ruler of Anga after Duryodhana bestowed the title upon him , a loving husband, an indulgent brother, a loyal friend and above all the epitome of generosity.
So generous, that when a poor brahmin comes begging even as he lays dying, he breaks his golden teeth to give them away as alms! While you commend Karna for being a rebel and not succumbing to the unfair norms of the society, you hit upon the obvious flaw in the hero. His egotism. And if that shame, and the resultant blind loyalty to his lone supporter, Duryodhana was the result of his downfall.
The Mahabharata is an epic more complex than anyone can ever imagine. You can discuss, debate and argue about it until eternity, and yet cover only a fraction of it.
View all 21 comments. View all 12 comments. One of the best book i have read after such a long time. I wanted to read this book for such a long time. This book focus on Karna and his role in Mahabharata. Even though the legend of Mahabharata is well know, but the author's narration takes the reader to an uncharted journey.
I like the writing style. The author has chosen different characters Vrushali wife , Kunti mother , Duryodhana friend , Shon brother , Krishna to tell the tale of this great character, along with Karna's own version One of the best book i have read after such a long time. The author has chosen different characters Vrushali wife , Kunti mother , Duryodhana friend , Shon brother , Krishna to tell the tale of this great character, along with Karna's own version of his own life.
Shivaji Sawant tries to shed light on his tragedies and his unfortunate life with the use of captivating words. He beautifully describes the life of Karna - the ever compromising, stronger than everyone yet humble about it, rightfully a prince but denounced as a charioteer. You can see how Duryodhana is just manipulating him. This book will leave you speechless and make your heart yearn for the life he lived.
Each moment, each feeling, each thought of Surya-putra Karna is so amazingly described in this book. Words aren't enough to describe this book. The unique style of writing where different characters tell the story from their perspective make the reading quite interesting.
The character building and mindset of Karna has been described elegantly. The book has been translated in several languages Hindi, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Assamese, English and many more. I think even audio is there. Highly Recommended. View all 18 comments. This is a tremendously well written book. Their wealthy and decadent lifestyle, which is over This is a tremendously well written book. View all 7 comments. In the humid summer of the Gangetic plains Kanpur the library the only oasis of certitude.
It was one of those days when our of sheer boredom from my technical subjects, I wandered off towards the 2nd floor s Back in I was a bachelors student of chemical engineering at IIT Kanpur. The book is a absolute gem. I couldn't get myself detached from it ever since.
Graduation completed, had to leave IIT. Out of all things this book was rigging my imagination. The book would at least be mine. Thought it over many times, but than better sense prevailed. I realized to do this heinous crime would be a sure undoing of the philosophy of this book, the purpose of it would have been defeated. Let this book be a testimony to future generations of engineering students. Many could be besotted as me. Many years later, saw it's Hindi translation in Jabalpur railway station.
I couldn't stop myself. Re-read the Hindi hindi version is as magical as the English one atleast 4- times. They all were as enthralled as me, wondering why didn't they read this before. Now after so many years I see this English version available in www. Looking forward to reading the version I did back in as a teenager. View 1 comment.
I think I mostly seem to end up reviewing Mahabharata retellings. That is my current favorite reading, and it reflects in my choices. Mrityunjaya is definitely one of the more profound retellings I have read. It is on par with Parva. Unfortunately, I have been able to read both these books only as translations, and somewhere that does influence the reading experience.
One can appreciate the way the author has recreated the psychological complexity of the characters, but somehow the language rema I think I mostly seem to end up reviewing Mahabharata retellings. One can appreciate the way the author has recreated the psychological complexity of the characters, but somehow the language remains stilted and there is no thrill in rereading. But even that aside, Mrityunjaya has been a great reading experience.
We get a different perspective on each of the characters, specially the principal narrators, Karna, Kunti, Duryodhana and Krishna and to a lesser extent Vrishali and Shona. Karna in this story is intensely human. He is neither a villainous crony of the bad Duryodhana, neither is he the poor innocent led into the wrong path by Duryodhana.
Indeed Duryodhana himself is not really evil. Karna does not even try to be self-righteous. There is no justification for any of his conduct.
Indeed the description of Draupadi's disrobing and Karna's own conduct during the episode is one of the best parts of the book.
It gives no justification for his conduct. It is narrated in Karna's own voice, and the raising anger in him as he waits for her to ask for his help and realizes she will not ask for it and it is like a slap on his already sensitive ego. All the energy he is building up to save her is instead turned against her as he insults her and incites the disrobing. After the deed is done, Karna practically mourns for himself as though he is dead. Every routine in his life has lost its meaning, because he hit out at a person in her weak moment, worse because he is a just man and he realizes he took revenge for all the humiliation he had faced in his life on a woman, as though she was the cause of it, when in reality she was only a small part of it.
Karna punishes himself for more for his conduct, than any punishment Arjuna or Krishna ever inflict on him. No doubt to a person with more modern day sensibility, Karna's obsession with his low caste seems strange. Why then can he not get over it? Why does he think it is an insult? At one point he says his whole being recoiled at the thought that he was a charioteers son. But then, it is actually very much in keeping with his character. Karna is part of the system which has accepted the caste system for whatever it is.
He chafes against it because it is stopping him from doing something he craves, denying him the recognition he thinks he deserves. But beyond that Karna is no social reformer challenging the caste system. He seems to accept the system, he is just frustrated by where it has placed him. And even though his foster parents never explicitly tell him that he is adopted, it is almost like he senses it from the beginning. He wonders why he has a flesh armour and earrings when his brother has none.
That armour always marks him out as special, in his own mind, and the ego gets pretty hurt when others like Drona fail to recognize this. This relationship with the flesh armour and earrings is explored well in this book.
It is indeed very much a part of Karna himself and he has a great attachment to what it signifies. The pain on parting with it is therefore wrenching. And there are moving descriptions on how Karna learnt to live without them, without the armour which had made him invincible in war. How he learns to cope with pain. Duryodhana is an interesting character. THe book clarifies that Duryodhana knew about Karna even before he made his momentous entry in the sports arena.
In fact, he is one of those who treats Karna with courtesy right from the beginning, which makes Karna warm up to him. His charisma is evident in the way he is able to make Karna feel wanted and recognized, something which Yudhishtra fails to do. Even though Duryodhana as the narrator tries to assume a more negative shade, by stating upfront that he only sought Karna because he always perceived him to be special and therefore useful, at some level, without even stating it, the narrative betrays his deep affection for Karna.
He does not have an equal relationship with him, Karna is always his inferior, but there is still a great attachment towards him, and genuine concern for his well being. The dynamics between the friends is well explored. One always wonders what was the role of Karna in many of Duryodhana's strategems. This book paints neither as saints. Each influences the other towards a particularly stupid or thoughtless piece of action.
Karna may not be for the dice game, but he does encourage Duryodhana in the final battle. In fact there is a scene where Duryodhana, after the Virata skirmish, betrays his fear of the Pandavas and wonders if he should make peace. But Karna, full of righteous wrath his brother Shona has just been killed by Arjuna in the skirmish openly encourages him to battle, promising the support of all the kings he suppressed in the Vijay yatra.
If at all, there is a negative character in this book, it is Drona. No one seems to have a great opinion of him, not even his son, Ashwathama, who is shown to be a close friend of Karna at some level, even closer than Duryodhana. Karna's relationship with the Pandavas is also quite realistic. The Pandavas are not villains in his life.
There is a simmerring rivalry with Arjuna, but beyond that he does not seem to nurture an enmity towards them. In fact in some places, he conveys a deep respect for them, for the way they survived Varanavrata, for the way they transformed Khandivaprastha.
He also acknowledges that Duryodhana is not always just in his treatment of them. But none of the Pandavas ever make an attempt to engage him in any way, right from the time he was their fellow student, so he has no special feelings towards them and therefore pledges his allegiance to Duryodhana who at least seems to bother that he exists. This is quite realistic, since it would be strange to accept that an independent thinking and otherwise just man would harbor a deep resentment against people who have not done him any great personal harm.
Similarly, there is no great outpouring of affection when he realizes they are his brothers either. The only outpouring of affection is for Draupadi and that has nothing to do with the newly discovered relationship. In fact after the relationship is discovered, Karna does not spend too much time brooding over his brothers at all.
It helps that the narrator changes at this section and it is Krishna who narrates those sections of the war, where Karna is on the battlefield. We therefore do not really have a clue as to whether he has any brotherly feelings when he is fighting them. He spares their lives, as per his promise, but with no tenderness. Arjun may now be his blood brother but that does not absolve him of the crime of having killed Karnas first born as well as his foster brother.
The books strongest point is the way it has rooted Karna into his adoptive family. It is them, more than Duryodhana, who give him to strength to refuse Krishna's offer. In fact Karna tells Krishna outright that though they have both been brought up by adoptive parents that is where the similarity ends. Krishna walked out of Yashoda's life, he left behind the Gopikas of gokul.
But Karna will not abandon Adhiratha or Radha. Radha has a greater claim to be his mother compared to Kunti. Shona's claim as his brother is much more than Arjuna. And he will not now betray Vrishali, who stood by him all these years, and accept Draupadi.
In fact when I see the inanities of the Star Plus Mahabharat, with its frenzied attempt to paint Duryodhan as a monster and Karna's insipid support for him Main apne mitr ko nahi chod sakta, whatever , and the teary hindi filmi farewell for Karna on his 'mother's' lap, with all his 'brothers' weeping over him Duryodhana is conveniently absent from the scene , I am tempted to fling this book at the writers and ask them to get some perspective.
Karna's death scene in this book is awe inspiring. And there is no maudlin sentimentality after that, when the Pandavas find out his true identity. The book is not interested in telling us how they reacted to it, because that is not Karna's story. His story died with his death.
And how his brothers reconciled to the death is not his business. For months, I tried finding this book in bookstores and libraries but couldn't find it. Thanks to Tim Berners-Lee, I finally managed to download a copy of it online. But I had to shell out a hefty amount on the hardbound edition with shining golden-bordered pages and velvet coating. But the book is totally worth it.
The book is a psychological insight into various characters of Mahabharat - primarily that of Karna. The English version of the book, although a little hazy with language, nonetheless form For months, I tried finding this book in bookstores and libraries but couldn't find it. The English version of the book, although a little hazy with language, nonetheless forms a great read. The highs and lows of Karna's life and also that of others are all too vivid.
This is one of the very few books that made me empathize for the protagonist. This is one book that would stay on my bookshelf forever. If you are good with Marathi, read the original Marathi edition of this book. View all 3 comments. There are so many mixed emotions inside me now that I have finished reading this epic based on Karna's life, 'Mrityunjay'. I am yet to come across an author who has such impeccable research about everything ranging from names and back stories of almost all characters involved, to the names of the food items, flora and fauna, musical instruments, regions and kingdoms smallest to largest , mountain ranges, weapons used in the war, the rivers and their tributaries and the distance and time taken to There are so many mixed emotions inside me now that I have finished reading this epic based on Karna's life, 'Mrityunjay'.
I am yet to come across an author who has such impeccable research about everything ranging from names and back stories of almost all characters involved, to the names of the food items, flora and fauna, musical instruments, regions and kingdoms smallest to largest , mountain ranges, weapons used in the war, the rivers and their tributaries and the distance and time taken to travel from one place to another. The language is mesmerizing and even that is an understatement. The book is filled with similes and metaphors and one has to be tremendously focussed to get the whole meaning of it.
Many sentences are long and filled with vivid imagery. The descriptions are so scintillating and dramatic that the reader is automatically drawn physically inside the story.
I could feel myself standing at the banks of Ganga looking into the sun, or right amidst the fighting soldiers of Kurukshetra.
I could feel myself crying silently at the loss of Karna's Kavach and Kundals. Some passages are extremely thought provoking and it is quite evident throughout the book that the author, Mr.
Shivaji Sawant has put colossal effort to ensure he doesn't leave us with a single question. Yes, he ensures that the reader reels for quite some time under the heavy philosophy though.
Who was Karna? A victim of casteism and patriarchy? A strong powerful indestructible force? A loyal friend? Who is the villain and who is the hero? It throws some really staggering philosophical questions like the meaning of living, the significance of Dharma and Karma, the inevitability of business and politics, the purpose of a human being. And gives some quite subtle answers to it in the form of the wise ones - Ashvatthama and Krishna. S P Narang ….. Mrityunjay Kumar Jha.
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Ranebennur … http: Rajendra Savant. Gavade Shalini. Shivaji …… Shivalli Mrityunjay. Plot No-2 … http: You are commenting using your WordPress. As i started going thruogh this book Shivaji Sawant in this literary classic has gone far beyond present authors in vividly putting the whole life of Karna in front of us How lucidly he coveys the feelings of all characters whom he had used as the first person Who so ever reads this book is going to read this book again and again and again As it occurs to every person reading this book, this is a truely great book with captivating personifications and the chain of thoughts that goes on racing through our mind visualising every moment of epic Mahabharta As said in the review comments over here After Vyas, lineage of epic writers includes the Shivaji Sawant for his masterpiece Mrutunjaya Undoubtedly this is the best book i had ever read Hats off Ravindrakumar Kshirsagar writes on Tue Mar 28 Let me take few deep breaths before I could wrire anything.
Being an ordinary person I hardly have to write about this work. I pay my homage to Shivaji Sawant by prefixing no article to him or his work, as doing so will be an misjudjement for his literary work, I feel. Mritninjay is Mritninjay. He was Maharashi Vyas who wrote the epic Mahabharata and it seems Shivaji Sawant is someone from his lineage who took his time on this earth to recah out as many people like me to show them the real light of life in terms of serenity and divinity.
Bravo for this soul. This book is a great lesson of life. For the first time I felt shivering all over my body.
It was the awakening of my soul. By the time I am writting this comment, I have finished the book twice and the insataible thirst is still growing.
What shall I say more, I am feeling that something lost from a long time has come back to me The only sentence from this novel ringing in ny ears is a small conversation between Karna and Ashwaththama "Tuza janma kruti sathi ahe" Yes this is my lesson my birth is for action. I wish this instinct lead me to the path of karma.
Jayatu Karna. Abhijit writes on Wed Mar 15 Koni jar Jeevanat nirash asel tar tyane hi kadambari wachavi. If somebody want to discuss about this book he can mail me..
This is the best Marathi novel I have read. I have read this book so many times,so many of its chapters time and again.. It will take you to a different world It is so vividly written that it is as if things happen before your eyes.. Karna - his childhood days, how everybody scorns him as charioteer's son,his prowress, kunti, vrushali feelings for him and sadly his tragic treacherous death..
The best part is the conflicts that occur in Karna's mind and his decisions One stands up and says.. Hail you Karna..
I cry a lot everytime I read this book.. It teaches you the ways of the world Karna knows each and every sly measures that even Krishna adopts but he remains true to his mind at every step in this life Shivaji Sawant has done a memorable service to the entire world by writing such a masterpiece Sandeep C. Shinde writes on Fri Feb 24 Sundar mhanala tari shabdcha apure padtil Kishore Gilbile writes on Sat Jan 21 It's one of the best novels in the world. No doubt, Mahabharata is great but I think Karna is greatest.
Late Mr. Shivaji Sawant had carved his life in such a great style that nobody who has read, will forget it. Write your comments on the book here and click on "As per writting of this book is excellent but still one thing is that not acceptable is that "karna is the more great than "arjuna".
Sagar N. Tyachi tulana kontyahi etar pustakashi hon ashakyach. Eka emotional manala ankhi emotional banawnara pustak. Pustak wachtana asa watatach nahi ki apan pustak wachatoy tar as watat ki karna aplyashi boltoy He pustak wachalyanantar Ashwatthaamyachya wicharanchi manas wilakshan odh lagte.
Tyane sangitalel tatwadnyan wachalyanantar man agdi sunna hota Ayushyaat pratyekane ekadatari wachwi ashi kadambari. Jivan mhanaje kay ani jagana mhanaje kay he shikawanari kadambari Nita writes on Thu May 19 The best book I have ever read.
The language is beautiful, awesome. While reading we ourselves realize our duties towards our parents, friends, teachers. I think every individual should read this novel, somehow some incidents do relates to ones lives. Pravin Pardeshi writes on Tue May 3 The language of the book is mesmerising. The book is griping right from the begining. When my dad brought yhis book to home,i thought it to be just like another book and yhe cover also didnt look inspiring to me but as i was a avid reader of books i thought it to be my moral obligation to read the book after reading the 1st chapter i was so hypnotized that i could not leave the book untill i read it completely also i understood the meaning of phrase never judge a book by its cover i dont even have words for such a fantastic novel many books will come and go but mrutyunjay will always remain in my heart.
Vedang writes on Fri Apr 8 This is the second time I am writing my comments. Now I have read the book twice I feel that the concluding chapter should have been by Yudhishthir - He has so much to tell. The closing with his "manogat" would have been ideal, I feel. Vedang V. Bakshi writes on Wed Feb 2 From the very moment, my mother told me Mahavir Karna's story, he appealed my mind so much that I consider him the greatest amoung all the mahanayakas of Mahabharat.
He teaches us so much This is the first Marathi novel that I have read. Once you take it in hand, hours seem to pass in a second. Your mind cries for the Great hero. There are so many touching instances Dnyanesh writes on Sat Jul 3 This is the best book I have ever read. Every Bharatiya should read this book. This book teaches us that, one can achieve ultimate success without anybodys help This book is a fear destroyer. Pravin Devidas Wankhade writes on Mon May 31 Mrutunjaya, What to write about this novel, It shows the picture of idealogy, for a comman man like us.
It gives us a way how to devote without asking for any thing. It is the best thing i ever read, My tears come out at the end of the book, really the most meaning full life story, It reflects the meaning of ideal life. Pravin Nanaware writes on Fri May 28 Hi kadambari mi 3 te 4 vela vachun kadhali pan pratyek veli vegalicha vatali.
Mahabharatatil barycha lapalyelya goshti ya kadambari mule kalaya. Mazya mate nehamichya mahabharatat karnasarakhya mahan patrala far thodi shi jaga milate aani ti hi tyache sadgun dakhavanyasathi navhe. Shivaji sawantanchya Mrutunjay mule kadachit karna ya patrala nyay milel. Hya kadambaribaddal bolave tevade kami aahe. Tasech karnachya ayushyachi dusari baju ji ataparyant anekana aparichit hoti ti samor ali. Santosh M.
Gore writes on Fri Nov 17 No one has explained the Suryaputra ever like this. Excellent one For which I am waiting like anything. He is simply great. No words to write about him. All my prays and best wishes with him. Santosh Nitin Acharya writes on Mon May 21 My hobbies include reading,hiking,riding,music and movie watching.