If there ever was an epic that touches upon every conceivable human emotion and poses the most complex of questions, it has to be the Mahabharata, the most famous of stories from India.
In the second book of this exciting three-part series a single roll of the dice reverses the fortunes of the Pandavas.
The peaceful years following the division of the kingdom of Bharata are soon to end because of Duryodhana's jealousy. With his uncle Sakuni he now plots to secure the entire kingdom for the Kauravas, but will his cunning strategy work? Can the Pandavas ever win against the cunning Sakuni?
Yudhishtira, the oldest of the Pandava brothers and the architect of their misfortune, is prepared to gamble away his territory, his wealth, his brothers, himselfeven his wife. What can the Pandavas do now?
About the Author
One of the best translators in India, PREMA JAYAKUMAR quit her job with a top bank in India to work on translations full time. Her latest translation, Wind from the Hills, was shortlisted for the Crossword Award 2008 and longlisted for the Golden Quill Award. Her translation of the famous Malayalam book Yakshi was picked by the BBC for their ‘Off the Bookshelf’, while her translation of Pandavapuram has inspired a Bengali movie. Apart from translations, she writes for periodicals and newspapers. Prema is also a Sanskrit scholar, with a passion for the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.
K.R. RAJI is a professional painter. She studied Fine Arts at the National School of Arts, Manjeri, and has shown her work at many painting exhibitions. She has also participated in artists’ camps in Kerala and further afield.