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Kurukshetra

By: Pancholi, Manubhai.
Contributor(s): Vohra, Rohini [Translator].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Patna Blue Hill Publications 2019Description: 296 p.ISBN: 9789388880091.Subject(s): Mahabharata | Mythology | Gujarati novelDDC classification: 821.08 Summary: “Kurukshetra” depicts a small part of Mahabharata a very well known Hindu epic. A terrible fratricidal war was fought on the battlefield of “Kurukshetra”. Shri Manubhai Pancholi makes us visualize “Kurukshetra” with a unique angle through his powerful pen. Though the time period of the book is prehistoric, can say even mythological, it touches every ever prevailing universal human emotions. It starts with the delicate love affair between a couple coming from two different strata of society where intermingling is not desired. On the other hand, a great fratricidal war was looming where all the kingdoms in Northern India, small and big, were involved on one side or the other, kind of today's world war. This war could have destroyed all the kingdoms as well as the prevailing culture. Krishna puts all his efforts to avert the war by peaceful negotiations. But he fails miserably since the ruling monarch could not be convinced and saw war as the only option to preserve his supremacy and did not want to give away any land to his cousin where even a needle can stand. Krishna was on the other side. They finally won the war because Krishna advised and guided them through the war. Almost at the end of the war, a mythological weapon, similar to atomic bomb 'Bhrahmastra' was used creating fire and heavy losses of life. Because of the heavy losses on both the sides, there was no surviving heir to the throne once all the elderly winners would be gone. Krishna managed to impart life to an heir, a fetus. The futility of the war, even for the winners, is sadly depicted.
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The original book was published in the Gujarati language by Darshak (Manubhai Pancholi)

“Kurukshetra” depicts a small part of Mahabharata a very well known Hindu epic. A terrible fratricidal war was fought on the battlefield of “Kurukshetra”. Shri Manubhai Pancholi makes us visualize “Kurukshetra” with a unique angle through his powerful pen. Though the time period of the book is prehistoric, can say even mythological, it touches every ever prevailing universal human emotions. It starts with the delicate love affair between a couple coming from two different strata of society where intermingling is not desired. On the other hand, a great fratricidal war was looming where all the kingdoms in Northern India, small and big, were involved on one side or the other, kind of today's world war. This war could have destroyed all the kingdoms as well as the prevailing culture. Krishna puts all his efforts to avert the war by peaceful negotiations. But he fails miserably since the ruling monarch could not be convinced and saw war as the only option to preserve his supremacy and did not want to give away any land to his cousin where even a needle can stand. Krishna was on the other side. They finally won the war because Krishna advised and guided them through the war. Almost at the end of the war, a mythological weapon, similar to atomic bomb 'Bhrahmastra' was used creating fire and heavy losses of life. Because of the heavy losses on both the sides, there was no surviving heir to the throne once all the elderly winners would be gone. Krishna managed to impart life to an heir, a fetus. The futility of the war, even for the winners, is sadly depicted.

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