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Publisher's Summary

Jaya: A Retelling of the Mahabharata has the whole epic, which was originally known as Jaya, condensed into a tiny capsule in this book. Other than retelling the interesting parts of the Mahabharata, what makes this book a favourite among audiences is Pattanaik's rendering of the various local folklores and tales that are associated with the epic, which have been presented in a whole new genre. With a master stroke, the author has elaborated the storyline by including lesser-known folklore stories of the epic, while keeping intact its original form and style. 

The book has been divided into 108 chapters. Stories of Barbareek, Aravan, Astika, Madhavi, and Jaimini form a special portion of this book. Other than this, Pattanaik has also introduced some intriguing ongoing traditions, like the worship of Draupadi in temples of Tamil Nadu. 

Along with this, a whole section has been devoted to the Kurukshetra war described on the basis of descriptive astronomical information. By infusing these interesting details along with the various local versions of the epic, the author has attempted to create a pan-Indian version of the epic that has, since times immemorial, helped in shaping the culture and history of the whole country. 

Published by Penguin, this book may be a great choice for those intrigued to know about the religious and cultural intricacies of the country as well as those who are hearing the epic for the first time. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2010 Devdutt Pattanaik (P)2020 Random House Audio

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An epic tale narrated well by audible

Loved every portion of the story. The author has done immense research to keep it pragmatic for the readers and listeners.

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nothing close to the hard copy

I have read jaya several times.. but the audiobook is nothing close to the hard copy.
mr devdutt should have atleast proof heard oit
totally disappointed

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Nice collection of all.

Best part I like is the Bhagwat Geeta. Narration by Sumit Kaul is wonderful. Thanks to Devdutt Pattanik ji.

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Well stitched narration of the iconic महाभारत

Loved the teachings at the end - concise. Calm and soothing voice of the narrator added to the gripping and mind blowing turn of events in the story. Although a known epic, but details and explanations created "Aha" moments!

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Amazing

Loved it
Treat it like an Investment
Narration was very good too. . .

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very good book, narrator wasn't too good

it was good. I liked the story but .. the narrator wasn't pronouncing words correctly

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A fabulous book marred by poor narration

Dr Pattnaik's book is a must read and can be quite the life changer for an initiated reader. Sadly the narrator of this audiobook has terrible pronunciation and ruins several key moments of the tale through his reading. Penguin could have chosen better...

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good

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very informative by our mythology. must listen. i ll be listening this again.

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Mahabharat for 90s kids & Millenials

Thoroughly enjoyed my first book in Audible. Devdutt ji you are super awesome and perfect❤️

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loved it

I enjoy this genre.. the flow was good and the narration was flawless.. I finished in 3 days..