The Mahabharata Code: Yet Another Retelling of the Mahabharata, or Is It?

The Mahabharata Code Yet Another Retelling of the Mahabharata or Is It The Mahabharata Code is a personal account of the main protagonist Narayan Rao NR who claims to be an astronomer with NASA NR and a few other crew members agree to take part in the NASA mission to v

Mahabharata Kamala About the book The author has captured with dramatic intensity the movement of the story of the epic Mahabharata The narrative is vivid, and is a priceless legacy for the young and the old. Mahabharata A Modern Retelling Carole Satyamurti, Vinay I bought both Satyamurti s and Ramesh Menon s versions of the Mahabharata Satyamurti s is a good solid text, but it is painfully reduced, I believe according to some concept about what non Indian audiences might find acceptable. MAHABHARATA retold by C Rajagopalachari Contents MAHABHARATA retold by C Rajagopalachari Edited by Jay Mazo, International Gita Society Contents Ganapati, the Scribe Devavrata Bhishma s Vow Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Online Bookstore Book Details About the book th Edition is now available Centuries ago, it was proclaimed of the Mahabharata What is not in it, is nowhere But even now, we can use the same words about it. LGBT themes in Hindu mythology LGBT themes in Hindu Epics involve Hindu deities or heroes whose attributes or behavior can be interpreted as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender , or as having elements of gender variance and non heterosexual sexuality Traditional Hindu literary sources do not speak of homosexuality directly, but changes of sex, homoerotic encounters, and intersex or third gender characters are often Do , Year Old Texts Hint An Atomic Ancient Code Historian Kisari Mohan Ganguli, argues that the Mahabharata and the Ramayana are full of descriptions of large nuclear holocausts that are apparently of incredibly higher proportions than those at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Curiously, when a student asked Dr Oppenheimer if the first nuclear device that went off was the one at Alamogordo during the Manhattan Project, he responded Drona In the epic Mahabharata, Dro a Sanskrit , Dro a or Dro ch rya or Guru Dro a or Rajaguru Devadro a was the rd incarnation of Brahma and was royal preceptor to the Kauravas and Pandavas an avatar of Brihaspati.He was a friend of Guru Sukracharya, the guru of Asuras, including Mahabali.He was the son of rishi Bharadwaja and a descendant of sage Angirasa. Vidura Niti Vidura Niti The wisdom of Vidura From The Mahabharata Udyoga Parva, sections XXXIII to XLI Unabridged Translated by Sri Kisari Mohan Ganguli Click on underlined words to open paragraph Exotic India Indian Artwork Buddha Statues Hindu Books Exotic India provides the most exhaustive collection of Indian Art such as folk art paintings, Hindu statues, Indian Jewelry, Indian Saris as well as Salwar Kameez. Passing values from javascript to code behind in ASP Some of your past answers have not been well received, and you re in danger of being blocked from answering. Please pay close attention to the following guidance Please be sure to answer the question.Provide details and share your research

  • Title: The Mahabharata Code: Yet Another Retelling of the Mahabharata, or Is It?
  • Author: Karthik K.B. Rao
  • ISBN: 9789352068883
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Mahabharata Code is a personal account of the main protagonist Narayan Rao NR , who claims to be an astronomer with NASA NR and a few other crew members agree to take part in the NASA mission to visit this mystery planet from which they had received mysterious signals Here, they meet a man with a long flowing white beard, and he introduces himself as Vyasa He reveaThe Mahabharata Code is a personal account of the main protagonist Narayan Rao NR , who claims to be an astronomer with NASA NR and a few other crew members agree to take part in the NASA mission to visit this mystery planet from which they had received mysterious signals Here, they meet a man with a long flowing white beard, and he introduces himself as Vyasa He reveals that he has a crazy plan in mind and seeks NR and his members help in implementing this plan He intends to recreate the entire Mahabharata on this planet to restore the faith of the primitive simpletons here As the Mahabharata incidents start unfolding, NR realizes that Vyasa intends to recreate them page by page here, if not paragraph by paragraph Also NR begins to realize that his son, Krishna, who is being groomed by Vyasa as Vishnu s avatar, is nothing than a pawn in Vyasa s scheme of things Other incidents of Mahabharata also unfold according to the original epic Pandavas and Kauravas grow up hating each other and finally the restaging plan culminates with both the warring sets of cousins facing each other in the battlefield of Kurukshetra Inexplicably, like the original epic, Arjuna develops cold feet seeing his own cousins, teachers and relatives on the opposite side He seeks Krishna s divine intervention Is the brainwashed alien Krishna prepared for this intervention

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    1. Thanks to the author for shipping me a review copy of this book.I have always loved the Great Indian Epic and am ready to read any book based on it. But I couldn't imagine in my wildest dreams that an attractive plot like that of this book could have been created based on the Mahabharata!The book takes you on a journey where technology and Mahabharata walk hand in hand. Krishna plays on tablet and Nope, I will not reveal the plot here.But truly, the imagination is very, very unique. Believe me, [...]

    2. WHAT IS THIS THAT I AM FEELING???? First of all I would like to thank the author for the reader's copy in exchange for an honest review.Here's as honest as I can getWhat was that??Don't get me wrong! I loved this book to the core. There wasn't one part in this book that was not worth loving. Although it was a little confusing in the beginning, it just kept getting better and better. The characters! Holy Hades! Srishti this woman is a gem! Never in my life have I felt this connected to anybody. I [...]

    3. Pretty sure this book deserves to be read among masses as this kind of books may help people know about our literary epics rather getting drifted towards the western literature (only in Magical realism case) and people for inspiration. I guess I could shelve this book in Fantasy and religious Genre. The book itself seems to have many inspirations from typical things which one typical cinephile might encounter like Nolan Movies, Matrix Trilogy, Ancient Aliens documentary on Alien History Channel [...]

    4. We all would have watched Mahabharata in television as a kid or otherwise. We would have also listened to the story from our grandparents or in conference or at least have read it in parts in book/school text. Undoubtedly we had seen the evolution of story over a period of time where we had seen the greatest epic being translated and transformed in various forms with the help of technology but not getting the basic story line changed.The same happens in "The Mahabharata Code". How nice would be [...]

    5. Rick Riordan has really opened a Pandora's box. From Shiva to Zeus, from Arjun to Hercules and from Sita to Diana - has been told, and retold. Hashed and reincarnated. The question is why? Why are we so much into analyzing and retelling the events which have already become a way of life for an entire nation? Is there a dearth of imagination or is it the analytical minds of the writers that need to understand why Sita went under the ground or why Draupadi's clothes were ripped off her body and ye [...]

    6. Cover- The cover of the book arises the urge to know more about the book. The colour scheme is fascinating.Title- The title ‘The Mahabharta Code’ gives us the glimpse of the genre which it follows i.e. mythology and has many surprises stored for the readers.Blurb- “The Mahabharata Code is a personal account of the main protagonist Narayan Rao (NR), who claims to be an astronomer with NASA. NR and a few other crew members agree to take part in the NASA mission to visit this mystery planet f [...]

    7. Don't know how to start the review for this book. For software engineers this is the must book to read. Really good thinking and showing Mahabharata in a short and simple version. The books name should have been The Krishna code rather than The Mahabharata Code. I would have given 5 star but the conversation between main protagonist Narayan and shrishti made me think where the book is going sorry to say little bit boring. But after that part script took almost a u-turn, it was like Krishna was r [...]

    8. Awesome creativity. I could really connect with the Karthik K.B. Rao while reading the book The Mahabharata Code as I am a Software Engineer myself and also had a childhood same as Karthik. I was very much in awe of the Ramayana and B.R. Chopra Mahabharata series. I loved reading the creative writing as it makes you connect to the epic in Today's real sense. Cloning, DNA, Galaxies, Parallel Universe, awesome stuff.Thank you Karthik for writing the book. I would look forward to read more books fr [...]

    9. When I come across books on the Ramayana or the Mahabharata, they generically fall into 2 category. First would be a retelling of the epics with backlashes to some of the characters and second would be the modern generation or a secret brotherhood, going on a quest in search of some forgotten weapon and saving our day once again. But what is fresh about 'The Mahabharata Code' is that the author highlights on the teachings of the Gita and imparts us with knowledge, which I believe was the intenti [...]

    10. I have always been fascinated by mythological books and when it comes to reading a book that is a combination of mythology and science, how could I miss the chance? The blurb itself was enough to generate my interest in the book. Based on the epic Mahabharata, “The Mahabharata Code” is narrated by the protagonist Narayan Rao who is an astronomer with NASA. Mahabharata is one epic that people love to read, discuss and interpret. This is definitely an appreciable effort by the author to presen [...]

    11. I am extremely disappointed with this book. I was excited when I received it as it had got a lot of good reviews here on . In my opinion, this is a badly written book and all the reviews here misguided me. I also found that the style of writing ( not the quality) is derived from other Indian authors. Let me explain all of this!To start with, the usage of language is very poor throughout the book. The conversations and storyline are as if they are narrated by college kids who haven't bothered to [...]

    12. **I won this in a GR Giveaway**"The Mahabharata Code" is an explanation of the events in the epic Mahabharata, from a philosophical and kind of a software engineering point of view. (view spoiler)[ What if the world in which we live is just a simulation created by "God" as their college project (which in any case is beyond the scope of of our understanding)? What if humans actually are "malware-infested souls" participating in the game and are just trying to get out of the cycle of rebirth?(hide [...]

    13. Karthik KB Rao/ Fiction FantasyMy rating:★★★★☆[★-lost me ★★-average ★★★-worth a read ★★★★-excellent ★★★★★-amazing]I thought this book would be hard for me to follow, since I have exactly 0.24735% knowledge of the actual Mahabharata. But thanks to the author’s easy retelling, I wasn’t having too much of a problem. The book is told from many fronts at once, from the point of view of Krishna, Vyasa, Arjuna, Kunti but is primarily narrated by Narayan Rao, [...]

    14. Mahabharata is an epic that people loves to discuss and interpret. I have read many such books where this epic has been told from one or another point of view but this book, The Mahabharata Code’ is something beyond anyone’s imagination.First look at the book is little messy as the book cover is not so neat (not so attractive) and the blurb is too long. The story of this book starts with a mission of NASA where Narayan Rao (NR) and other few crew members agrees to take part in a mission to v [...]

    15. I am a big fan of Indian Mythological Fictions and have read a lot of books of this genre. So I immediately started reading the book as soon as I received it. There were quite a few very moments when I was completely engrossed in the book and felt as if I was traveling in time (and space) with the characters of the book. I liked the sections where he uses nowadays' common phrase to narrate an epic mythological episode like the Kunti's KLPD moment, Arjuna experiencing the Nibhaya Shot, Shishupala [...]

    16. The Mahabharata Code by Karthik K B Rao, An science fiction novel which is blended with Mythology, religious and fantasy. It is a unique plot for sure, the concept of mixing up mythology with new technology is interesting.Blurb - “The Mahabharata Code is a personal account of the main protagonist Narayan Rao (NR), who claims to be an astronomer with NASA. NR and a few other crew members agree to take part in the NASA mission to visit this mystery planet from which they had received mysterious [...]

    17. When I received  the book the Mahabharata code, the sci-fi look of the cover did seem interesting.The book based on Mahabharata narrated in first person, by the protagonist NR  or rather Narayan Rao, an astronomer with NASA based originally from Bangalore. He and few other members are part of a NASA mission to  visit a mysterious planet from where they receive signals.  On reaching there instead of Jadoo like creäture they meet a man with long flowing beard called vyasa his vision is to [...]

    18. “e secret of the Great Stories is that they have no secrets. The Great Stories are the ones you have heard and want to hear again. The ones you can enter anywhere and inhabit comfortably. They don’t deceive you with thrills and trick endings. They don’t surprise you with the unforeseen. They are as familiar as the house you live in. Or the smell of your lover’s skin. You know how they end, yet you listen as though you don’t. In the way that although you know that one day you will die, [...]

    19.  ¡Received the book in a Giveaway!RATINGS : 4.2Being an Indian, when it comes to stories like Ramayana and Mahabharata, which we have for our bed time stories here, the number of times you have read or heard it recounted does not matter. We still take them up for as many reads as possible. The thing is, you absolutely never get bored of them! And in recent times they are out making a heavy comeback, and this time not with just the Epics, but in terms of personal touches to each of them. We ha [...]

    20. I have watched the epic of Mahabharata on television as a child and over the years have read multiple retellings of the age old epic from different perspective. But when I read the synopsis for ‘The Mahabharata Code’ the plot was different from what I had read before. It had a sci-fi element added to it and I had to give this one a read. Narayan Rao is an Indian astronaut working with NASA. He is chosen as one of the crew members to visit a mystery planet. He chooses to go there with his bet [...]

    21. Of Tech Savvy Krishna And Comprehending Gita They say do not judge a book by its cover, well it does turn out to be true in case of most books. Well, if the same fact is applicable for The Mahabharata Code, read on to find out ;)The book, as mentioned, is the first person narration of the story which primarily revolves around author’s fascination of Lord Krishna and the significant role that he has played in Mahabharata. The protagonist Narayan Rao, as NASA scientist is sent to another planet [...]

    22. Wow. As i finished reading this book, i just hope the author dream comes true for some luck people of future generations . This book nicely ties the Hindu mythology of mahabharata and ramayana to an alien planet. It does make an interesting read and does throw our imagination open to one of the possibilities that humankind can possibly encounter in future when they can travel to different planets.Read this book to read how NASA scientist of Indian origin travels to India and further to another p [...]

    23. I am not a big fan of fiction.My reading list is testament to this.I was introduced to this book by the author himself during a chance acquaintance .Hence I thought to give this book a try and to be honest I am happy to have made the decision. Every indian is emotionally connected to the epic Mahabharata.This is especially true if you are someone growing up during 1990s when the television series was broadcast ,remembering family members glued to their TV sets. It was also a hot topic for debate [...]

    24. Surely an interesting read, which not only presents famous and controversial events of the Mahabharat and the Ramayana from the modern perspective, but also, goes in detail and tries to explore how the spirituality as a concept has changed across the time. The author also tries to provide a sensible and logical explanation of controversial events of these two epics and how they were indeed necessary. The author also tries to incorporate some of the recent events that happened in India and how th [...]

    25. An excellent first book from the debut author. Although the Mahabharata is one the greatest epics ever told, I always grew up asking questions that have remained unanswered to date. The author has looked at the epic from a different perspective, combining history with certain elements from the modern day life which brings together humour and fantasy in a totally interesting way. The book kept me engrossed, is certainly a page turner and not giving away too much, when everything falls into place [...]

    26. Book: The Mahabharat CodeAuthor: Karthik K RaoPublisher: NotionpressGenre: Mythological FictionPages: 191 pagesBlurb:"The Mahabharata Code is a personal account of the main protagonist Narayan Rao (NR), who claims to be an astronomer with NASA. NR and a few other crew members agree to take part in the NASA mission to visit this mystery planet from which they had received mysterious signals. Here, they meet a man with a long flowing white beard, and he introduces himself as Vyasa. He reveals that [...]

    27. ‘The Mahabharata Code’ is a novel with a plot based on the Mahabharata- the great Indian Epic. It is a mixture of Fantasy, Science Fiction, Philosophical and Religious Fiction.So, a Retelling or what?The story basically follows Narayan Rao, who is working with NASA. NASA is working on a mission to send their astronomers to a planet, from where they have received some signals. On reaching that planet, they meet a person, named Vyasa, who strangely enough, looks exactly like a normal human bei [...]

    28. The Mahabharata Code is a sci-fi version of the classic Mahabharata tale, with the same characters, same circumstances but totally different things!The bow Arjuna picked up was actually embedded with a biometric sensor that'd only unlock with the touch of a Pandava brother and Kunti had a calling device that had a contact list full of the sky Gods' numbers!The writing is hilarious, full of creativity and an awesomely crafted alter-version of the old, real Mahabharata (which to be honest is a bit [...]

    29. There aren't many authors in India who thought or took a risk to write up a book like this. The Mahabharata Code is the book which will make you confuse along with the mythical mystical journey of the restaging of Mahabharata.But is it real?While reading the book you will get to know that this restaging has connected every segment of Mahabharata to the science and technology to make the readers feel like, those divine acts by Gods were like some magic tricks of a magician. But is it the truth?Yo [...]

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