Author: Maggi Lidchi - GrassiPublisher: Writers WorkshopYear: 1996Language: EnglishPages: 350ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174360255
The first volume introduced the royal house of the Pandavas. In this second volume, the author launches into the war which is portrayed with insight as well as passion and ends with the destruction of a world and death of an age. Time inevitably obscures history, dulls its edges, and dilutes its poignancy. Yet the magic of the past can be revived, the myth come to life as force that not only equals but surpasses the immediacy of present-day affairs, prosaic as they seem by comparison.It is in this light that one must look upon author's retelling of the Mahabharata. Here, in this retelling of the Mahabharata at last the dust falls away, the images re-form and an astonishing age is made to come alive. The setting and the dramatis personae are larger than life and often semi-divine, as the great ones of the ancients so often were.COMMENTS:It is a Feast of Delight and Wisdom.- Robert A JohnsonLidchi-Grassi's Mahabharata is a never to-be-forgotten work.- Sathya Saran, the Independent, MumbaiTold with Passion, understanding and imagination, a story that deserves to be- Gynandra Nath and Tabish Khair, The Times of India, PatnaOf all the retellings and transcreations of the Mahabharata that are available today, this one is the most committed, the most passionate and the most moving.- Arshia Sattar, The Indian Review of Books.