A rigged game of dice brings the 100 Kaurava princes, led by the
scheming Duryodhana, to the battlefield against their cousins, the
five Pandavas – the noble but gullible Yudhishthira, the mighty
Bhima, master archer Arjuna and the twins, Nakula and Sahadeva.
The epic war of Kurukshetra, which lasted 18 tragic days, pitted
brother against brother, uncle against nephew and disciple against
teacher. The intense battles between warriors equally fearless and
skilled – Bhima and Duryodhana, Arjuna and Bheeshma, Drona
and Dhrishtadyumna, and Karna and Arjuna – were as much
conflicts of loyalty and ambition as they were of choices. The side
they chose to support, or fight against, led them into a labyrinth of
duty and destiny, where both the defeated and the victorious lost
something or someone precious to them.
This classic retelling of the Mahabharata, was written especially for
young readers by the inimitable Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury,
and originally checked and proofed by none other than
Rabindranath Tagore. Translated for the first time into English by
leading children’s writer and translator, Swapna Dutta, this eternal
tale is brought to life in all its drama and detail.