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Some are born great. Some become great. Yet others have greatness thrust upon them. But what of he who is all three? Few people know that besides the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, there is a third epic of ancient India: the Bruhatkatha.


Composed by scholar-poet- savant Gunadhya, it once consisted of an astonishing 700,000 couplets but the manuscript was torched by Gunadhya himself. Only 100,000 shlokas survive today - the story of Udayan, direct descendant of the great Pandava warrior, Arjuna, born to rule the great kingdom of Vatsa, which stretched across the length and breadth of Bharatvarsha. Raised to be King, Udayan was taught the skills of the warrior as well as the craft of the statesman whose words hide his thoughts. But his soul belonged to the Goddess of Music.


As time passed, the great Vatsa Empire crumbled as its musician-King sat lost to the reality of the intrigue, espionage and wars which threatened to wipe out both his kingdom and the Pandava line forever. This is the epic tale of Udayan; his devoted Minister, Yaugandharayan; his fiercely loyal General, Rumanwan; and the brilliant Court Jester, Vasantak. It is also the story of Pradyot, proud King of Avanti, and Udayan's abduction of his vivacious and beautiful daughter, Vasavdatta.


The thrilling narrative sweeps across Bharatvarsha and events long past come to life once again; a people long gone, live, love and ride once more under the banner of their Pandava King.

Zenani Deordhi: The Life and Journey of a Princess by Dr. Santosh Singh

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