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Duryodhan

Release date: 22 January 2024
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Duryodhan believes that the Kuru kingdom belongs to the Kauravas. He will not give away even an i... Read More

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Duryodhan believes that the Kuru kingdom belongs to the Kauravas. He will not give away even an inch of that ancestral land without a fight. How can he? The Pandavas are not even the real sons of Maharaj Pandu, they are not true heirs of the Kurus.
In his bestselling Marathi novel, Kaka Vidhate reimagines the enduring tale of the Mahabharat, turning away from the victors to listen to other points of view. In so doing, he reveals an endlessly fascinating protagonist: Duryodhan. He peels back layers upon layers to reveal unknown facets to the character. To some the Kaurava prince is an anti-hero, to others a hero no less than Arjun. In Vidhate’s telling, he is an enigmatic life force that shook and overwhelmed many a statesman and warrior.
Krishna helped them, and the Pandavas won the war, a hollow victory. They lost as much as those they vanquished did. As the other side tells the story of the war—Duryodhan, Dhritarashtra, Gandhari, Dushasan, Shakuni and others who were thus far pushed to the margins of the epic—Vidhate turns on its head the greatest tale ever, to tell a story of monstrous jealousy and devouring greed. Everyone had blood on their hands. There were no winners even as one side wrested a gruesome victory—and Duryodhan knew it right from the start.

 

Product Details

Title: Duryodhan
Author: Kaka Vidhate
Publisher: Eka - Westland
SKU: BK0486682
EAN: 9789360454302
Number Of Pages: 582
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Reading age : 18 years and up
Country Of Origin: India
Release date: 22 January 2024

About Author

Kaka Vidhate has published many bestselling Marathi novels: Rakkasa (1991), the story of a dancing girl called Azijaan and her sacrifice in the 1857 mutiny for independence under Nanasaheb Peshwa; Paradh (1993), the love story of Raja Ramchandradev of Khurda and Razia, the daughter of Murshid Quli Khan, the Subedar of Bihar and Orissa; Daryadil Dara Shikoh (2003), a fictionalised biography of Shah Jahan’s eldest son; Bhargav (2004), the story of the first Hindu king, Hemchandra, who fought against Akbar in the second battle of Panipat; Dev Yoddha, a three-part biography of Bajirao Peshwa I; and Santaji (2011), about Santaji Ghorpade, a valorous sardar in the Maratha army. Duryodhan was published in 1994 to critical acclaim and has gone into multiple reprints. About the Translator Vikrant Pande has published nine translations from Marathi into English, namely Ranjit Desai’s Raja Ravi Varma, Shreeman Yogi (Shivaji: The Great Maratha) and Radheya (Karna: The Great Warrior), NS Inamdar’s Rau: The Love Story of Bajirao-Mastani and Shahenshah: The Story of Aurangzeb, Milind Bokil’s Shala, V.P. Kale’s Karmachari, and Ratnakar Matkari’s collection of horror short stories titled Darkness. His translation of Girish Kuber’s Tatayan as The Tatas: The Family that Built a Business and a Nation bagged the Gaja Capital Best Business Book Award 2019. Vikrant’s forthcoming translations include Vishwas Patil’s blockbuster novel Sambhaji (Eka, Westland) and Anita Padhye’s biography of Goldie Anand (Manjul Prakashan). He has also written The SBI Story.

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