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Randamoozham | രണ്ടാമൂഴം By M.T. Vasudevan Nair Randamoozham Randamoozham English The Second Turn Malayalam is a Malayalam novel by M T Vasudevan Nair It is widely credited as his masterpiece It was translated into English as Second Turn in M T Vasud
  • Title: Randamoozham | രണ്ടാമൂഴം
  • Author: M.T. Vasudevan Nair
  • ISBN: 9788122606256
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Paperback
  • Randamoozham | രണ്ടാമൂഴം By M.T. Vasudevan Nair Randamoozham English The Second Turn, Malayalam is a 1984 Malayalam novel by M T Vasudevan Nair It is widely credited as his masterpiece It was translated into English as Second Turn in 1997 M T Vasudevan Nair won Vayalar Award, given for the best literary work in Malayalam, for the novel in 1985 Later, in the year 1995, he was awarded the highest liteRandamoozham English The Second Turn, Malayalam is a 1984 Malayalam novel by M T Vasudevan Nair It is widely credited as his masterpiece It was translated into English as Second Turn in 1997 M T Vasudevan Nair won Vayalar Award, given for the best literary work in Malayalam, for the novel in 1985 Later, in the year 1995, he was awarded the highest literary award in India, Jnanpith Award, for his overall contribution to Indian literature.The novel is set as a retelling of the Indian epic Mahabharata, from the view of Bhima, the second Pandava The novel starts with Mahaprasthanam, where pandavas renounce their kingdom and other worldly possessions and start the final pilgrimage to Himalayas to enter the heaven in bodily form The story deviates from the traditional Mahabharata story when Bhima stops to take care of Draupadi during this journey The author avoids divine elements of the epic in an attempt to portray the story as a real incident that happened in prehistoric India One reason for the novel s cult following is that this was the first time Malayalam readers experienced revisionism in literature.Source
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    1. M.T. Vasudevan Nair

      Madathil Thekkepaattu Vasudevan Nair Malayalam born 9 August 1933 , popularly known as MT, is a renowned Indian author, screenplay writer and film director He was born in Kudallur, a small village in the present day Palakkad District, which was under the Malabar District in the Madras Presidency of the British Raj He is one of the most prolific and versatile writers in modern Malayalam literature In 2005, India s third highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan was awarded to him He was awarded the highest literary award in India Jnanpith for his work Randamoozham.More information enpedia wiki M._T._Va

    497 thoughts on “Randamoozham | രണ്ടാമൂഴം”

    1. Great book Impeccable writing style Must read My complete review here readbetweenbooks 2Merged review , , , , , , .adbetweenbooks


    2. M.T.Vasudevan Nair or M.T as he is lovingly known to us Malayalees , a doyen in the field of Malayalam literature and a trendsetting scriptwriter for Malayalam movies, has penned this wonderful novel the Mahabharatha epic seen through the eyes of Bhima, the second of the Pandava brothers M.T is known for his portrayal of the unsung hero, both in literature and movies Most of his protagonists are vehicles for the frustrations he suffered as a young man, and Bhima is no different Always destined t [...]


    3. Strong,compassionate empathetic This work stands like a colossus on the shores of Malayalam Literature The worlds knows Bheema of the Mahabharatha as a beast of war, the elder brother was a paragon of virtue and the casanova esque thrid brother was a super star all over Bheema was treated as a bozo who lumbers around with a club bashing up the brains of the Kauravas in TV and in books How many of these writers saw the hurt pain being marked a moron gave Bheema How many of them saw Bheema the fat [...]




    4. Whenever I see this book sitting in my mother s bookshelf, I pick this up and read it once In the past five years I have read this at least five times This is a timeless classic, a totally different rendition of a story we have all heard, the Mahabharata MT Vasudevan Nair has chosen Bheema as the protagonist of this book The entire Mahabharata is narrated as a historical tale than a story of Gods, Demons and the superhuman , in the first person, from Bheema s perspective About his joys, heartbre [...]


    5. I think this is the simplest way Mahabharatha has been ever told Narrating the story from Bhima s point of view, MT stripped off the divine powers from the characters and presented them as mortal human beings with emotions So you don t get to see Krishna supplying an infinitely long sari to save Draupadi or King Jarasandha s body rejoining and coming back to life whichever way Bhima tries to tear him into two But you can see Bhima being jealous of Arjuna for being Draupadi s favourite among the [...]


    6. A very good transformation of the epic Mahabharata A different view at the classic taking out the supernatural element was a pleasant surprise The book takes readers through the Mahabharatha as narrated by the Second Pandava, the strongest of them all, Bhimasena Bhima comes alive in front of us as a mere Human, and exposes the human side of all the characters in the epic The narration was quite pacey, and you cannot get yours hands off the book unless it had finished Hat s off to Mr Vasudevan fo [...]



    7. the revolutionary thinker in me, the one who questions every single myth and superhero story fed to me while being respectful to the traditions this book brings it all back and yes in a very tight thrillerr those who love mythology,history and good stories, this is a must read i don t have to say anything and for the portrayal of bhimasena I feel I found something I was searching for the human side of the epic, with many parts I was hoping might be included in the way I wanted, but many that d [...]


    8. This one offers an interesting take The entire Mahabharata is narrated by Bhima It is curious how the author has interpreted the feelings of Bhima as he is shown to live in the shadows of Arjuna I also like it that the character is shown to be unburdened by thinking and lives an almost instinctive life It is also interesting how the author weaves in narratives around lesser known characters like Hidimbi Top notch book for me


    9. If there s one thing I ve realised after reading M.T.Vasudevan Nair s Randamoozham English translation by Gita Krishnankutty is that there is no one interpretation of the Mahabharata There have been numerous re tellings so far, from the PoV of so many characters and yet, every time I read it I come away with a different feeling and a different understanding of the characters Like MT says in the Epilogue, the credit goes to the original author, Sage Vyasa not just for what he said, but also for w [...]



    10. Hats off to this genuis Such a brave attempt it is to tell the entire story from a purely human prespective and that too from a very less acclaimed hero in mahabharata, the Bhima.May be its is true that there is a hero in each one of us, after all life is a struggle and everyone you see around is fighting to his her best MT has portrayed the entire story unbiased from the so called superhuman abilities and morale that we are used to hearing right from our childhood about the characters in Mahabh [...]


    11. There are so many interpretations and translations on Mahabharatha and Ramayana world wide Every new translation adds something to the original story This particular novel foregrounds the Mahabharatha story from the point of view of the real hero , Bhima There is nothing unusual in looking into that epic from that angle In fact, it is not the first time that one literary work has been subjected to reinterpret or renarrate from the point of view of some other characters from the same novel Exampl [...]



    12. I bought this book after hearing lots of good comments about this book But, the book was far better than what I had expected M.T Sir has narrated Mahabharatha in a different angle We can see the real hero, Bhima in every page Bhima a good son, brother, husband and father.And, everyone will like Ghatotkachan Abandoned son of Bhima, who was an important reason behind the victory of Pandavas in Kurukshetra war Also, I lost respect to some of idols who were always worshiped in all other books storie [...]


    13. M.T is a legend at resurrecting unsung heroes from myths and fables and he does it again But against popular opinion, I never felt that this was just Bheem s story M.T retells Mahabharatha, the most epic creation of a civilization from the perspective of a common man As M.T himself said, Bheem is never clouded by dharma or karma He is as common as a royal can get Through him, we understand the epic for what it really was Not an ode to the gods, but a majestic portrayal of men, desires and death. [...]


    14. Bheeman his view point about maha bharata and some really interesting perspective and imagination from the incredibly talented author makes this one a classic Some people can t digest the ending but it is worth reading and it is easily one of the best book that I have read till now.



    15. There is no comparison of this book A brilliant novel that gives me a different perspective to the Mahabharata I like BHIMA, who is the real man and winner.


    16. Magnum Opus MT s talent to spot the untold story remarkably comes out in this monumental retelling of an iconic epic The icing on the cake is the new version of Bhimsen getting embarrased by Karna in the midst of war As justiifed by the author in the epilogue, only MT can see such nuances of a story untold Keralites are already aware how he made a hero out of Chathiyan Chandu overnight, bringing down to earth with a thud the blue blooded images of Unniyarcha and Aromal Chekavar, in a bold retell [...]


    17. Every time I read a well written version of the Mahabharata, I respect the original epic even How many works can lay claim to so many renditions centuries after the original version As for this version, what does it say of an author when he can mesmerise the reader with a story that one has been hearing since childhood As the title suggests, Bhima is the protagonist and the story is told from his perspective MT does not try to take on the much larger canvas of the Mahabharata, and instead focus [...]


    18. A literary masterpiece from one of the greatest authors of India.The novel is a retake of the Indian epic Mahabharata from the viewpoint of Bhima, who the author describes as the most important warrior in the Mahabharata war First of all, kudos to M.T for his revolutionary thinking Nowadays, when reading books of Amish and Anand Neelakantan, who also talks about stories from the puranas and epics in a different and logical way, it astonishes me to realize that someone from my state has already [...]


    19. The language isn t particularly beautiful or impressive, which might be a fault of the translation itself However, reading the Mahabharata from the perspective of Bhima, who in popular narrative is a physically powerful man with few complexities of character, was very interesting He broods he knows he hasn t been given his due he loves Draupadi who in turn loves Arjuna the most he trains hard he avenges his family without worrying about personal consequences he resents Yudhishthira s terrible, r [...]


    20. Mahabharatha as a story of simple man through the eye of an simple man whom we considered second always Really broke some idols in my mind and restructured the whole Mahabharatha in an another way It opened me an another way of thinking While reading I was Bhima, I was feeling all the emotions he went through, the feeling of rejection, avoidance and I was travelling around all the place he went, through Hastinapura, Indraprastha, the forest, the battle field of Kurukshetra Picturisation of chara [...]


    21. No one can tell Mahabharata as simple as MT did.No can tell this tale in this perspectiveNo can tell the emotions of Mahabharata as MT didMay be we all have a Mandan ,inside us, the one who sacrificed his wishes for others, the one who left everything from childhood just for others.The one who is emotional, the one who is strong at heart theuntoldlines 20nikhil.wordpress 2013


    22. An excellent book.I just loved reading it.It is,in short,Mahabharatha,in the view of the great pandava Bhima.


    23. You know you have fallen in love with a book when you feel sad when it ends A wonderful retelling of the epic Mahabharata as narrated by Bhimasenan A must read for anyone interested in the epic.



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