Strategic Choices, Ethical Dilemmas – Book Review

Strategic Choices, Ethical Dilemmas—Stories From The Mahabharat seeks to address the gap between the epic and everyday life on individual and global levels. It was written by Aruna Narlikar, Amitabh Mattoo, and Amrita Narlikar.

🏅 The book provides a clear, well-summarised version of the Mahabharata, making the ancient epic accessible and engaging.

🤝 The ‘Jugalbandi’ of the authors doesn’t interrupt the smooth, uniform narrative style of the book, which is usually unlikely in books with multiple authors.

🎯 It skillfully extracts lessons from the Mahabharata applicable to personal growth, relationships, and even modern governance on a global scale.

📘 Each chapter is short, focusing on specific themes, which makes it easy to read and understand.

🌐 The book touches upon various aspects of life, including animal rights, family dynamics, the essence of friendship, romantic relationships, and the complexities of war.

🤔 While mostly accurate, the book interestingly identifies Satyavati’s children as Dhritarashtra and Pandu, which is a slight deviation from traditional versions of the Mahabharata. This might intrigue readers familiar with other interpretations.

Recommend? YES! The simple and straightforward narration makes the book an excellent choice for those new to Indian epics and philosophy. With beginners, those who have read the Mahabharata before can also pick this up. It offers a fresh perspective and rekindles the epic’s timeless wisdom. Also Ideal for anyone interested in self-improvement, understanding ancient wisdom, or exploring Indian culture and philosophy. ✨️

IN A NUTSHELL: A concise and engaging retelling of the Mahabharata, offering life lessons for the modern world. Ideal for beginners and seasoned readers alike, blending ancient wisdom with accessible, uniform storytelling. 🫶

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