‘Mai Aswatthama Bol Raha Hoon’ by Author Amaresh Prasad Bhandary presents the readers with several insights that answers many questions!

Amaresh Prasad Bhandary

Often times, the mythologies presents us with those stupendous stories, which probably has the answer to everything on this planet. Well, this remarkable title, “Mai Aswatthama Bol Raha Hoon” by Author Amaresh Prasad Bhandary is one such religious and mythological work, which presents the readers with several insights that answers many questions!

The book is based upon one of the greatest event that ever took place on the face of the earth, i.e. the War of Mahabharata – a war between the good and the evil, before the commence of the Kaliyug. Mahabharata, which is a symbol of eternal religious faith, has a lot to teach us. As presented by the author in this book, it is not only the teachings of Lord Krishna but also the roles of vital characters like Aswatthama, Sanjaya, Dhritarashtra, Shakuni, Bhishma Pitamah, Kauravas and the Pandavas has a lot to tell us.

Amresh Prasad Bhandari, who is the author of the composition titled “Mai Ashwatthama Bol Raha Hu”, is an assistant professor by profession. Although the subject and language of his field of work is English, but for the present composition, the author chose Hindi as the language and the Epic Mahabharata, a symbol of eternal faith, for the subject matter, in which Shri Krishna himself fought with his mouth in the Dharma Yudh of Kurukshetra. Vimukh had given the knowledge of eight chapters of Gita to Arjuna!

The creator is related to the holy soil of the present Jharkhand state, which has been the birthplace and Karmabhoomi of immortal freedom fighters like Sido, Kano, Chand Bhairav ​​and Lord Birsa Munda. As a teacher, in addition to contributing to the society through his valuable articles and statements in various national level seminars, webinars etc., he has been leaving the identity of his writing in various magazines and through the present book creator. It is the first piece of poetry composed.

Apart from writing work, the creators are also active in social media like Facebook and ‘THE VISION’ also used to run a YouTube channel and in the early stages of the Covid-19 epidemic, to make the society aware by giving information from a factual and scientific point of view related to its prevention. Apart from uploading a lot of videos, he has been expressing his opinion on various current burning issues through videos. The author has also made a mark as a poet at several instances, which makes him to post his poetry on Facebook from time to time!

Coming under the category of ‘Religion & Mythology’ this epic title, “Mai Aswatthama Bol Raha Hoon” is written from the perspective of Ashwatthama, who happens to be one of main characters of the Mahabharata War and the son of great teacher, Guru Dronacharya. Through this book, the author describes the side of Ashwatthama, who himself participated in the Mahabharata war as a warrior from the Kaurava side, wandered through the ages in search of peace, taking the unbearable agony and pain of an incurable wound on his forehead that is the symbol of punishment for his merciless offence. He though a guilty himself, is describing the background of the Mahabharata war and the innumerable deceits those paved the path for the great devastation and the deceitful actions during the battle as well. He presents the post-war trauma and distorted picture of Hastinapur Empire caused in the name of Dharma Yuddha.

It is also necessary to note that generally, Shakuni and Duryodhana are held responsible for the devastating war between the brothers. However, in this particular interpretation the narrator, through his analytical power and logical findings blames many characters for the Mahabharata War, it does not matter whether they are Dharmaraj Yudhishthira or Kurukul Gaurav Bhishma Pitamah, all been in one way or the other, responsible for the great destruction!

The way this book has been composed by the author is something truly incredible as the author has very intelligently presented another aspect of looking through the events of the Mahabharata War. We are often stuck up with only one way of looking towards the things of concern and that is the way we have been taught. Whereas, in this title the author has presented an amazing analysis of the events and has dared to tell the same story from other’s perspective, which is something indeed reading worthy for the readers. 

The book is of great significance as it also teaches us to look beyond our scope and to enhance our vision. Through this phenomenal title, Mai Aswatthama Bol Raha Hoon one can learn to interpret things of concern into various other ways and understand the meaning of common things with a deeper sense. Truly, this well-crafted title carries a lot to teach to the readers and the subject matter presented by the author is something that makes this book even more Reading Worthy!

The book deserves a chance by the readers for sure as the hard work and the intelligent interpretation of something common has been carried out in the most uncommon manner by the author. The writing carried out throughout this book is also something that compels the readers to pick up this title. It would not be wrong to mention that a book is this bound to be loved by the readers all across for ages.Book Book Link: https://www.amazon.in/dp/9394607129/

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