Song of Life: A Poetic Retelling of Mahabharatha by Anuradha Singh



Song of Life: A Poetic Retelling of Mahabharatha by [Singh, Anuradha]




Mahabharata, India’s legacy, longest written poetry, stories interlinked into each other, with so many characters, events and places. Each character has a role to play, which is vital for the story to go ahead. This Mahakavya, which is written by Krishnadwaipayana Vyasa is imprinted on Indian mind. It has been translated world wide, every region of India has its own narration, interpretation and connection with Mahabharata. In song of life the author has created poetry which can be read and understood easily by young generation who have not read or heard of Mahabharata much. Along with the young even the elders can read and relish the easy flowing poetry of the verve.


Anuradha is working in the field of academics from past 18 years. She has worked in a variety of schools across India along with Nalanda University as an English Language facilitator. She is also an avid blogger and writes from her heart at www. . Being a post graduate in English Literature and then working as a teacher; writing poems, travelogues, articles and then a novel came naturally to her. Her debut book The Mysterious Widows of Mehboobpura is garnering fantastic reviews from readers all over. Song of Life is her second book, which is poetic narration of the events of Mahabharata.




Who would have thought a book so extensive as 7-8 huge books could be penned down into a beautiful poem with everything covered when dealt with. The book cover is very amusing and colorful consisting of some incidents from the famous Mahabharata which has been made and remade almost again and again over time. This poem naturally flows with the beautiful description and proper adjectives. If someone has to know about Mahabharata in short this book is definitely recommended to all. The title also goes along well. I really liked reading the book with the way the author wrote about the events in such a charismatic and simple manner. Keeps the reader hooked. I don’t know if it could be done any better.
Overall -4/5

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