Author : S.L. Bhyrappa
Translator : Paavannan
It is a transformation of an ancient legend into a modern novel. In this process, it has gained rational credibility and a human perspective. The main incident, the Bharata war, symbolic of the birth pangs of a new world-order, depicts a heroic but vain effort to arrest the disintegration and continue the prevailing order. It is viewed from the stand points of the partisan participants and judged to the objective understanding of Krishna. Narration, dialogue, monologue and comment all are employed for its presentation. Shot through with irony, pity and understanding objectivity, the novel ends with the true tragic vision of faith in life and hope for mankind.