Author: S C Narula
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129101025
Vyasa wrote Shrimad Bhagavata after he had finished composing the Mahabharata. It is in the ninth canto of Bhagavata that some of the interesting anecdotes are included. These anecdotes retold here bring to light a complex web of human characters, situations and emotions.
The subtle development of the human element makes these characters, their motivations and circumstances, relevant to all times. The attempt here, the author says, is to give the characters and situations in these tales a habitation and a name so that they get a recognizable validity in today’s world.
The Strange Life of Sudyumna
The Sage Chyavana and Sukanya
King Ambareesha and Durvasa
The Story of Vikukshi
The Strange Birth of Mandhaata
The Tale of Sage Saubheri
The Fate of Childless Saudasa
King Pururavas of the Chandra Dynasty
Dushyanta and the Birth of Bharata
The Royal House of Shantanu and the Pandavs