The Mahabharata like you’ve never known it before! In this contemporary retelling, Sarita Sharma narrates the story of India’s grandest epic from an insider perspective, in this case, from the perspective of the great warrior-hero, Arjuna.
In the last years of their life, Arjuna, his siblings and wife set out to attain moksha. To his shock, Arjuna finds himself in hell, for reasons he cannot fathom. Alone in a numbing darkness, he has all the time to introspect on his life, relationships, accomplishments and failures. Arjuna’s narrative strings together a series of character profiles of his family members and other prominent characters from the epic. It’s a no-holds-barred, psychological interpretation of their personalities, motivation and behaviour, warts and all. Interspersed with these recollections are fascinating, little-known back stories from the epic, set against the backdrop of the cities and forests of Aryavarta.
Courage and honour, dharma and power, love and sacrifice, anger and pride—the Mahabharata’s celebrated themes weave through Arjuna’s narrative as it goes back and forth in time, its ancient wisdom enlivened with modern touches.