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.

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But with these things, I will do what I can. To know if a tale is worth its weight in gold, check if it reveals itself threefold. Is the story searing and meaningful?

Fantasy Book Critic: GUEST REVIEW: Adi Parva by Amruta Patil (Reviewed by Max Gladstone)

The book itself is presented in the form of a comic book, the exception being that the quantity of text accompanying each panel is quite small.

Mar 17, Tia Raina rated it liked it Shelves: You can do a complete translation from the Sanskrit original from the Critical Edition i. My need from France was that of hermitage. Even the sketches seem to be drawn using as few lines as possible. Did you feel a need for a space for down-to-earth discussion, footnotes and debate, like a chorus in Greek drama?

Book Review | Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean

The stories are also very insightful. The stories are mostly before that. A sole vulture zooms in on specks of white: Patil ‘s use of the traditional storyteller as vessel for the tale allows her more formal range than a linear retelling.

Each frame so beautifully crafted that you just cannot stop yourself from staring at the pages in awe. The book took me in its charm right from page one.


Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Hardcoverpages. A doubly difficult challenge in a book such as this is to find on the one hand, a new narrative even as you must stay true to amtuta story, and on the other hand to retain a consistency, quality and coherence in the illustrations.

Adi Parva is pages long divided into thirteen titled but unnumbered sections. A fractious, cobbled-together pastiche of the Mahabharat for the fancy Indians and their white friends. This sets an unusual, feminist tone to the narrative.

In this framed narrative that weaves together numerous tales, each richer than the last, it is not unusual for ends to be preceded by beginnings. Mumbai, Bangalore, Gurugram and Hyderabad.

Amruta Patil’s Adi Parva

It took me out of prva book and I asked about it in an FB group, worrying it was a printing error in my copy. He’s summoned rishis and magicians to call the serpents into his fire, so to be sure he doesn’t miss a single one. Could be ‘cz the Mahabharata, for all of Miss Patil’s exhortations about the need for ameuta stories to be continuously re-interpreted, seems antiquated to me.

Balancing and succeeding requires two different skills, and therefore to succeed at both is a no small feat. Newsletter Mailing list sign-up: Dedicated to the a,ruta of Kaushik Dasgupta 16th February – 17th January The name piqued my interest, the theme appealed to me, and after ascertaining that the reviews were mostly positive, I decided to take the plunge. I would recommend not breezing through this one – spend time and marvel at the thought put into each visual.

Only the modern framing narrative, set in a fallen time many years after the events the goddess narrates, is rendered in muted charcoal, as a sign of all that’s lost. Talking about the story line-up, it is quite detailed but not up to the mark or expectations. To take a mythological tale and to present it differently is challenging enough, however to keep balancing it between the present and the past is more ;atil, which Amruta has successfully managed. They were as smart, as innovative, they did much more with far less; and they certainly employed greater resourcefulness and observation than most of us do in our lives today.


There is didacticism in the tales- xmruta story has a moral to take home. The narrative by story-teller is a good concept and can be used by other authors for a new experience and can be used as a great backdrop parvw stories. A spectacular graphic retelling of the Mahabharata. One world among countless others. Should children read this book?

This is my studio space as of last week. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Her choice of axi novel as medium is especially cool because of how it connects the Mahabharata to that most chaotic of American literary modes, the comic book. Can you describe your personal connections to the Mahabharat and what drew you to create your own re-telling?

One of these items ships sooner than the other. The patio is circular in Adi Parva. Ambawho speaks up for her rights, literally fighting to avenge the insult to her womanhood. Nor am I some top-grade genius mind.

Frankly, I found the illustrations dense and rather abstract – as if clouded by the mists of time. Right now, I think the genre is in an interesting phase in India.