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  • Kurukshetra (Hindi Edition)

  • Written by: Dinkar
  • Narrated by: Neeraj Yadav
  • Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (45 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Kurukshetra is a Hindi classic. It gives an extraordinary account of the Kurukshetra war mentioned in the Mahabharata. It describes in vivid details the armed confrontation that took place between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. This bloody war lasted eighteen days. The author's own views on war are showcased in this work. He criticizes war but also admits that it is a necessary evil. It describes the demerits of war and the damage it does to mankind, through the medium of poetry.  

In a situation where one's country's freedom is threatened, one must defend oneself even if one has to resort to war. The importance of power is also emphasized. The negative consequences of war have been highlighted through the dialogues between Bhishma and Yudhisthira and the latter's remorse over his own actions. 

Kurukshetra is a beautifully written masterpiece, and it has a timeless appeal.

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Contemporary Geeta

The Contemprory Geeta is played at Kurkshetra and new protagonist are Yudhister and Bheesham. it is more relevant in present times

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Great poetry on the Veer Rasa

Ch 2-5 were the best in which Bhishm pitamah speaks on veerta

Last 2 chapters were a bit of a stretch

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A marvel piece of literature

If I could, I would have given it 100 stars. It is such a marvel piece of literature I wish we explore the Indian literature more and give Hindi it’s due credit.

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BEST HINDI BOOK श्री DINKAR ये आपके liye sahi h

NARRATION BUILDING
बच्चों को मानसिक रुप से मजबूत बनाएं।
उन्हें सांस्कृतिक शब्दौं से परिचय कराएं।

वरना बालीवुड और आसपास के उर्दू चक्रव्यूह आपके बच्चों को निःशब्द कर जाएंगे।

फिर वे हमारी तरह english words पे shift करेंगे।

पतंग को जड़ों से मत काटिए
थोड़ी देर वायु में उपर भलें चले जाएं
लेकिन गिरना तय है।

कोरोना के बाद हिंदु मुस्लिम हर व्यक्ति की भारत वापसी की व्यग्रता देख अपनी महत्ता समझ आएगी।

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Not just a book, but an epic

What a book to read! In fact, I listened to it on Audibles. It was a treat to listen to this Kavya composed by Kavya Smrat. The theme of the Kavya was the moral dilemma of Yudhisthir after Mahabharata wherein he blames himself for the war and realizes that the war was futile. Then, Bhishma who is on the bed of arrows tells him that the war was not of his making only. It was brewing up for a long time. He was just one part of it. War and fighting are innate nature of mankind. In the second-last chapter, he discusses present times and how despite so much knowledge, human is still like an animal. It is more relevant as the poem was written in 1946 immediately after WW II. Finally, in the last chapter, he urges Yudhisthir to rule his kingdom for the betterment of mankind rather than leaving worldly things for atonement.

The poem conveys a lot about the nature of mankind and discusses the war at great length - its futility and yet inevitability and thereby its necessity.

The language as usual is full of Veer Ras, the most appealing trademark of my favorite Dinkar. The narrator of the Audible did complete justice and I found listening to it more beautiful than reading it.

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एक महान किताब का काफी अच्छा पाठन

कुरुक्षेत्र रामधारी सिंह दिनकर की महानतम कृतियों में से है और किसी परिचय या रिव्यू का मोहताज नहीं है। कुछ वैल्यूज पुरानी हो गईं हैं सो आज नहीं तो कल पुनः महत्वपूर्ण हो जाएंगी।
प्रोडक्शन अच्छा है, धीमा भावभीना पाठ है, और टिप्पणियों को भी बराबर ढंग से पढ़ा गया है जिससे काव्य के वो हिस्से भी समझ आते हैं जो कविता पाठ में ध्यान पर नहीं उतरते। यदि इस प्रकार का पाठ संभव है तो अधिकाधिक हिंदी साहित्य उपलब्ध कराया जाए, जनसैलाब जरूर उमड़ेगा उसको सुनने के लिए।

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timeless depiction of mind space in mahabharatha

great to listen, extremely relevant for today's political situation. as always any literary work based on Mahabharata will always remain contemporary. the sheer power of Dinkar's language is awe inspiring. but bit tedious to hear without visible text. addition of PDF to view along with audio would be great .

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Narration is good

Kurukshetra is a great kand kabya in hindi sahitya, here good sound quality and narration also ek number 👍

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राष्ट्रकवि ने यह लिखते हुए, अपनी कलम खून से डुबोई

ये कविताएं कर्ण के उस चरित्र का परिचय कराती हैं, जो अंधेरे में डूबा है, और युद्ध की निरथकता तथा मानव की लोभ एसऔर लालच के अंधेरे में लुप्त चरित्र से परिचय कराती हैं!

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कालजयी कृति

टिप्पणियाँ विशेष उपयोगी हैं. इस तरह 'कुरुक्षेत्र' का श्रवण अलग ही अनुभूति है. दिनकर की प्रतिभा को नमन.