Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 2: Kaurava

Watch out for The Aryavarta Chronicles Book 2: Kaurava
Coming your way very soon!

20 comments:

Sachin Dev said...

Woohoooo...now we're talking !!! Fantastic cover art!

MANAS PANDEY said...

Best of luck for 2nd part of series.I am sure it will be great success like the previous one.
How I can get the author signed book or better to get the chance to meet the author :)
Regards,
Manas

Sridhar H said...

Amazing. But change in the name of the second book. Anyways, i am excited as it has become 4 books now. Please do not talk more than a year for the sequel.

Krishna Udayasankar said...

Hi Manas! Would love to meet you and sign your book for you, and hope to have a chance to do so. Thanks for your wishes and support! :)

Krishna Udayasankar said...

Hi Sridhar, Yes... change of name and 4 books. And no, will try to work faster on Book 3... I am impatient to see what these characters do next! :) Thanks for your support and hope you enjoy Kaurava!

Anonymous said...

Hi Krishna, would you have a launch for the book in Mumbai?

Lipton said...

Hi Krishna, Great cover art. Just loved the way Govinda shaped up. Can't wait to get my hands on Kaurava. I hope there will be a book launch in Mumbai so that I can get hold of a copy signed by you and get a chance to interact with you.

Anonymous said...

Loved the first book!

When can we expect Kaurava to launch on Kindle?
Please embrace digital books!

Krishna Udayasankar said...

Hello folks! There is no launch event scheduled in Mumbai for now - Its the middle of my teaching semester so... I might however be in Bombay towards the end of the year, but thats not yet confirmed. Will keep you posted. Thanks for your support and happy reading!

Krishna Udayasankar said...

Hi! Yes, Kaurava should be available on Kindle, as is Govinda, but I am not sure when. Embrace digital books...well I get your point, but personally I prefer to hug print books (and I do. You should see me at a bookstore! I'm told I act like a kid :) )

Anonymous said...

Good work on the first book Ms.Krishna, would love to moot certain ideologies that you've conveyed in it over a cup of tea someday. Took me back to my school days when it was refreshing to read Munshi's merciless portrayal of Krishna as a cunning and scheming mortal. The very first thought that crossed my mind after reading Govinda was that of a kindred spirit of Munshi come to complete his incomplete work. Eagerly looking forward to the sequels.

I just have a friendly request as a reader. Take your time in writing the books, but just make sure that you create a literary atmosphere as rich or better in terms of depth, maturity, and the reader-engagement-quotient as in your first book. Certain sequels in recent times have left me deeply disappointed after their promising starts. Analogy: A huge block of ice melting to almost nothing by the end of the sequel. With the significant success of your first book I can only imagine and try to understand the pressure you'd be under to complete the books (if given a time constraint) with your personal and academic lives running parallel. I sincerely would not want to see that impacting your works.

As they say, world's wonders did take their own sweet time to get built. Cheers.

P.S: I can totally identify with your bookstore acts :)

Madhuparna said...

Hi Krishna,
I just finished reading both Govinda and Kaurava. Great reads.. When is Kurukshetra set to be released :) ?
Looking forward to it....

sonal said...

Loved Govinda. Can't wait to start on Kaurava. I have always argued with the Grandmother on adding divinity to great men, Krishna or Ram.. They were great men and it seemed to take away from what they achieved by making them "God".. Kinda like we were dropping our responsibility to stand up and do the right thing, to be inspired because we are just "human" and they could because they were "divine"! Always irritated the hell out of me, this copping out. But loved your books. The human idea works! Ha!
So now question for you: what's the release date for the next one. Am in the US and the only way to get a hand on these books is by either making a trip to the oth side of the pond or asking for favors..need to plan this before hand. So, when does Kurushetra come out!

Rajeev Rajapur said...

Can't tell how I enjoyed reading Kaurava. I have finished reading it. Now I miss the excitement of going home and to read the book. The best part of both Govinda and Kaurava is that the important aspects of Mahabharata has not changed but the incidents and reasons leading to that has changed and it adds a new suspense to it. You have a gift. Can't wait for Kurukshetra. The cover pages are also great.

Unknown said...

Just started with the aryavarta chronicles and what a superb read !!!

muralidharan desikan said...

A good read waiting for Kurukshetra !!! When it is set to be released??

Varad Modak said...

Ms. Krishna..... your books are really a portal to another dimension.
Many theories exist online about how Aryavarta(Ancient India) was possibly more technologically advanced than us "modern" humans, but your books personified these greats as Firewrights.
I am a staunch supporter of the above theory, and can add a few more of my own. Sincerely thankful to you for this wonderful series and its plethora of intriguing characters.

P.S. "Kurukshetra"s arrival is highly anticipated :) (y)

Jai Misra said...

Dear Ms. Udayasankar, I've read both your books and must confess I enjoyed both tremendously. Thank you for sifting through the chaff for wheat. I certainly have a better perspective of things.

In other texts there are many instances where use of advanced weapons has been mentioned. Weapons far more advanced than just simple swords, javelins, bows and arrows. Though there is no mention where these weapons were manufactured.

I appreciate that you have tried to rationalise the mention of such weapons. In both books, Govinda and Kaurava, you write about the Angirasa / Firewrights. I have not come across mention of this sect in my other readings (which albeit is very limited) and tellings. Where did you come across this insight / concept.

Dwarka was said to have been built on an island (land taken from the sea) and then subsequently taken back after Krishna's death. This would have been around the start of Kali Yuga (present age), which is said to be dated to February 17/18, 3102 BCE, some 5200 years ago. However recent discoveries, (in 2002, I think) of a submerged city off the coast of Dwarka indicate that this city drowned some 12,500 years ago (towards the end of the last ice age). If the date of submergence is correct. The timeline does not add up.

Have you in any of your research come across mention of an older city where Dwarka was supposed to exist?

suryateja reddy said...

hi krishna.
i thoroughly enjoyed reading your books.i love mythology especially mahabharata our greatest epic.seriously your retelling is sooo interesting.i am waiting for your next part.i read your books long time ago but sorry to comment after such a long time i came though this site.waiting for the next parts please release asap

ritu mahimkar said...

Hi, Krishna! Just finished reading both Govinda and Kaurava for the 5th time. Desperately waiting for the 3rd book to come out. Can you plz, plz, plz tell us when will it?

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