About The Book
Bhima: Lone Warrior unravels the Mahabharata through a forgotten man's eyes – Bhima. Always having to settle for second place as a son and a husband, Bhima is put under the spotlight in the book taking a fresh approach to Indian mythology. His bravery, honour and kind nature is brought out in the pages of this book. The book gives you a peek into the life of the loner, who can hide his feelings very effectively, but has the remarkable ability to perceive other people's feelings accurately.
The book starts off with the Mahaprasthanam, when the Pandavas begin their religious journey to the Himalayas leaving all their material belongings behind. The book goes on to reveal Bhima's desires to achieve success in his life. Incidents that seem unimportant in the Mahabharata are rehashed to reveal another dimension to characters like Yudhistira, Draupadi and Kunti. Some characters that might have gone ignored in the original story are unveiled in the book too. The author also highlights the connection between the Adivasi tribes and Vedic clans in Bhima: Lone Warrior.
The simple language used in the book puts across Bhima's character eloquently, showing you that he is truly a great warrior who remains unmatched. Through this book, M.T. Vasudevan Nair shows you how drastically a story can change when the person who is telling it changes, as well as how a story changes the more you tell it. The book was published in 2013 and is available in paperback (ISBN-10: 9350297590).
- Bhima: Lone Warrior is a whole new take on the epic story, the Mahabharata.
- Another unique feature of the book is that the focus is not on the divinity of the characters but their humanity.
About the Author
About the Author: M.T. Vasudevan Nair is a malayali screenplay writer, journalist and author. He is the winner of many awards like the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award, Kendra Sahitya Akademi award, Vayalar award, Ezhuthachan award, Odakuzhal award and Muttathu Varkey award. His other works include Asuravithu, Vilapayathra, Naalukettu, Varanasi, Arabiponnu and Kaalam. The book has been translated into English by Gita Krishnankutty, who lives in Chennai.
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