From the bestselling author of Kari comes a brilliant new interpretation of mythology. Combining stories from the Adi Parva which precede the main narrative. Amruta Patil’s Adi Parva is a feminist retelling of the Mahabharat, with an interesting focus on its women characters. Review by Sandhya. Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean | Amruta Patil. Worth its weight in gold. To know if a tale is worth its weight in gold, check if it reveals itself.

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It’s not a book, it’s painted para. This is my studio space as of last week. If it makes you giddy just to think of the scope of the tale: Wednesday, November 01, Until the next one is written “I loved you most”.

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Each frame so beautifully crafted that you just cannot stop yourself from staring at the pages in awe. Mar 14, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Get to Know Us.

Or work in whole complete pages? On Friday September 28th, 6. Her paintings are beyond words and so is the narrative. Patil ‘s not a Juanjo Guarnido -style draftswoman, but she’s not trying to be, and the book works better for this decision. Be the first to ask a question about Adi Parva – Churning of the Ocean. patll

Maruta Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. These are three different, but related, questions. It is as though the author in herself is the sutradhar which is of course another way of looking at it.

Jun 14, Giri Prasad rated it it was amazing. They were meant to be heard, to be held in memory, to be seen in performance by the masses. Each page has at most a two-three lines of text, which leaves you with a full page of charcoal or color illustrations to gaze at. That is how history has always been recorded. The narrative too, in line with the long tradition of folktales and epics from amrita subcontinent, establishes an intimate connection between gods and humans.


Oft have I broken through the surface, gasping.

Book Review | Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean

This is what Amruta Patil ppatil and brings about amongst many things in her latest offering, “Adi Parva”. Have also got the sequel “Sauptik” and am champing at the bit to start on it. All I know is how to write and how to draw, and train my afi with some consistency. The visuals are stunning and clearly shows that a lot of thought and imagination has gone into it. Jan 12, Rijula D rated it it was ok.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. Thirty pages out of the story’s pages. In the drawings parvaa must avoid the temptation to introduce faux novelty for the sake of breaking the tedium and boredom that could arise from more of the same.

The illustrations are breathtaking no doubt, however what is also very charming about the book is the way the tale has been narrated. As it is, there is something just slightly deliberately esoteric about this graphic novel that jars with me, not exoticism per se but a sort of mysticism that alludes to an odd and not entirely true idea that Hindu mythology is oh, so incomprehensible in its deep philosophy. With the central conceit of a suthradhar, I love how the book is structured and all the metaphors of weaves and wefts that Amruta Patil introduces.


The books deals with a handful of ancillary tales surrounding the main story of Mahabharat. Saturday, March 17, April and April’s Fool.

Adi Parva – Churning of the Ocean

We see the Kauravs as the evil and Pandavs as ethical. Thank you Amruta Patil. Harpercollins; edition April 17, Language: It is how the epic came to be, which is narrated by Sauti traditionally to the rishis after the Sarpasatra killing of the snakes of Janamejaya a direct descendant of the Pandavs.

I think overall 3. Wit irreverence and a deep understand of the cyclical nature of the Hindu Culture takes us from the beginning of the Universe to another beginning of sorts, and an end. Posted by amruta patil at 1: Want to Read saving…. Will children want to read this book? May 15, Rohit rated it really liked it Shelves: Like Shakuntala, she was born of a king and an apsara.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dealing with fluid and mythological characters requires a fluid and mythological style, and the combination of pencils, watercolor, oil, and fabric texture oatil uses to illustrate Adi Parva whether real or digitally ai is evocative, lush, and lively without objectifying the characters it depicts—a nice trick ari a plot that involves as much lust and love as does that of the Mahabharata. That completely negates the point as the fascination with these older texts lies in how the tales are open to interpretation and often symbolic.