Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Book Review -The Misters Kuru - A Return To Mahabharata


Book Name  -  The Misters Kuru

Author         -   Trisha Das

Publisher     -   Harper Collins

Genre          -   Fiction

Format       -   Paperback

Pages          -    326

link to buy  -  https://www.amazon.in/dp/9354224350

About the book :

Draupadi, Amba and Kunti are well settled in their modern-day Kalyug in New Delhi. So, imagine their surprise when, completely out of the blue, Yudhishtra, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva - the Pandava brothers - drop into their world from the heavens. What follows is even more laughter and tears as new battles are fought, old fires are rekindled, and the men find their place in the modern world. If you thought the women had the adventure of a lifetime in Ms Draupadi Kuru: After the Pandavas, the men from the Mahabharata will certainly give them a run for their money. One thing is certain - by the end of their visit, nothing will ever be the same again.

Why did I read this book :

This book is a sequel to the book Ms. Draupadi Kuru. I have grown up watching the Mahabharata and listening stories from my grandparents. I had read the author's first book, Ms. Draupadi Kuru and I loved it. In that book, Draupadi is bored of staying in heaven for more than thousand years and she asks Krishna's permission to visit earth for thirty days. Along with Amba, Kunti and Gandhari they land in New Delhi and are surprised to see how the things have changed. That book was so much fun. They are given thirty days to stay on earth but as the events unfold, they decide to stay on earth forever. Draupadi gets to speak about the crimes against women and becomes a very popular TV anchor with a news channel. Amba falls in love Kunti gets to meet the mortal version of her son, Karan.  When I came to know that the sequel to that book is out, I had to read it !

My Review :

The Pandavas are in a shock when they get to know that Draupadi, Kunti and Amba have taken permission from Krishna and are on Earth. They find it very disturbing and want to bring them back. After taking permission from Krishna, they too land on Earth for 30 days. They are shocked to see how much has changed on Earth from the time they lived. It takes a few days but all of them try to adjust on earth and find something to do. The strong spark of romance is rekindled between Draupadi and Arjuna.

I loved the way how the author brought the mythological characters together in a fun and witty manner. When I heard the stories about Draupadi and watched Mahabharata , I always felt that she wasn't treated properly and should have only gotten married to Arjuna. I am glad that the author has portrayed her to be a strong, independent woman who has the ability to raise her voice against the wrong.  The addition of so many elements of the present day India, like Cricket, Fashion Show, Gurus ,etc will definitely appeal to a lot of people. 

I loved the flow of the book. The author's writing style is simple and crisp yet full of humor.The cover of the book is bright and vibrant. Over all it is a very easy, fun to read book which will bring a smile on your face. I finished the book in two days. A perfect book for the weekend!.

Do read the book to see whether Pandavas go back to heaven or continue their journey on earth and whether Arjuna and Draupadi live happily ever after .

About the Author :

Trisha Das is the author of The Mahabharata Re-imagined, The Art of the Television Interview and the internationally acclaimed How to Write a Documentary Script. She has written and directed over forty documentaries in her filmmaking career. Trisha has also won an Indian National Film Award (2005) and was UGA's 'International Artist of the year' (2003). You can find Trisha dancing around her study on most days or contact her on facebook, @trishadasauthor , Twitter @the trishadas , Instagram @trishadas or via email : trishadasauthor@gmail.com

Rating - 4/5 

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