From the bestselling author of Kari comes a brilliant new interpretation of mythology. Combining stories from the Adi Parva which precede the main narrative. Amruta Patil’s Adi Parva is a feminist retelling of the Mahabharat, with an interesting focus on its women characters. Review by Sandhya. Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean | Amruta Patil. Worth its weight in gold. To know if a tale is worth its weight in gold, check if it reveals itself.

Author: Kigajar Takinos
Country: Martinique
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Business
Published (Last): 25 November 2013
Pages: 48
PDF File Size: 19.65 Mb
ePub File Size: 17.28 Mb
ISBN: 499-5-81446-326-4
Downloads: 63252
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Neramar

This is a graphic book, with the emphasis being more on the drawings than on the text. This is hopefully the first of the 18 ‘Parva’s.

Dealing with fluid and mythological characters requires a fluid and mythological style, and the combination of pencils, watercolor, oil, and fabric texture she uses to illustrate Adi Parva whether real or digitally simulated is evocative, lush, and lively without objectifying the characters it depicts—a nice trick for a plot that involves as much lust and love as does that of the Mahabharata. That amrura all that counts. The second purpose patll these interregnums is to provide a segue of sorts into a side-story, and there are several the dot the landscape of the epic.

She is the author of Kari and Adi Parva ; and her graphic short stories have appeared in anthologies and magazines around the world.


Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Please try again later. I needed safety, solitude, stability, sanctuary.

Book Review | Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean – Livemint

To ask other readers questions about Adi Parva – Churning of the Oceanplease sign up. Could be ‘cz the Mahabharata, for all of Miss Patil’s exhortations about the need for cosmic stories to be continuously re-interpreted, seems antiquated prava me.

Books of the Shaper 1″ by John R Author of three graphic novels. That would be a,ruta alleging a machine with many buttons and toggles is better than one with a flat-screen interface.

Patil ‘s not a Juanjo Guarnido -style draftswoman, but she’s not trying to be, and the book works better for this decision. It is a re-telling of Mahabharatha, the Indian epic, in graphical form. Parrva was a problem filtering reviews right now. To know if a tale is worth its weight in gold, check if it reveals itself threefold. Patil balances the spiritual and the scientific in her revisiting of the Mahabharat.

These are narrated by a lady, who is the human pagil of Ganga, to a small gathering of village folks.

Amruta Patil | PAUL GRAVETT

Those paintings have made me a fan of her work! However if the reader is unfamiliar with the stories in the book, Amrita Patil sure does her best to make them sound bland and boring! Ships from and sold by Amazon.

Copyright Fantasy Book Critic. Like I was taking off layers of wallpaper and seeing what the walls were really like.

Adi Parva – Churning of the Ocean

We see the Kauravs as the evil and Pandavs as ethical. My first graphic novel and I wasn’t sure what to expect.


If it touches you threefold, she says then there is a story The best kathakars know that only a very shallow world can be fully explained, but rather, that contradictions and mysteries must populate the tale to provide opportunities for confusion and empathy. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? The simplicity of good mythology is a mark of its sophistication, not of its simple-mindedness.

Trivia About Adi Parva – Churn The Mahabharata as a tale is known to all. This book doesn’t talk about the great fight or the great conversation between Arjun and Krishna. The answer to the first and third questions is a qualified “no”, while the answer to the second question is an unqualified “yes”.

There is the concept of the storyteller in the Indian tradition, also known as the sutradhar. Nice flow of stories. It took me out of the book and I asked about it in an FB group, worrying amtuta was a printing error in my copy. Open Preview See a Problem?

Garuda is being drawn like Horus picked from a Hieroglyph.