Monday, January 28, 2019

Overview: Kotru-Zutshi. Karna

Title: Karna The Unsung Hero of the Mahabharata
Author: Umesh Kotru and Ashutosh Zutshi
Year: 2015

Comments: This is a novelistic retelling of the Mahabharata focused on the hero Karna, secret brother to the Pandavas.

Kindle: You can buy your own Kindle copy from Amazon for $3.99 (checked price January 2019); more about Kindles.

Length: three weeks. I've divided the reading into six parts: Part A - Part B (one week of reading), then Part C - Part D (another week of reading), and then Part E - Part F (third week of reading).

Reading Part A
Chapter-1: Birth of Karna
Chapter-2: Kunti’s Dilemma
Chapter-3: The Castaway

Reading Part B
Chapter-4: Early Life
Chapter-5: The Hero Emerges
Chapter-6: Quest for Excellence
Chapter-7: The Outpouring of Inner Conflict

Reading Part C
Chapter-8: The Svayamvara
Chapter-9: The Game of Dice
Chapter-10: Arjuna seeks Divine Weapons
Chapter-11: Association with Evil

Reading Part D
Chapter-12: Daanaveera
Chapter-13: The Great Sacrifice
Chapter-14: War Becomes Inevitable
Chapter-15: The Revelation

Reading Part E
Chapter-16: A Mother Reveals her Secret
Chapter-17: Focus Shifts to Kurukshetra
Chapter-18: Bhishma Finally Blesses Karna
Chapter-19: Inner Turmoil Resolved

Reading Part F
Chapter-20: Scorching the Battlefield
Chapter-21: Karna in Command
Chapter-22: The Curtain Falls Epilogue

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