Friday, 15 July 2016

Book Review: Corpokshetra by Deepak Kaul


Book Review: Corpokshetra Mahabharata in the MBA yug by Deepak Kaul

*Publisher: Westland ltd *ISBN: 978-93-85724-93-0 *No of pages: 120 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Genre: Fiction *Price: 200 *Rating: 5/5

My View:

After a long time I got the book which is humorous and I am giving 5 stars for the rating, totally loved this 21st century corporate world Mahabharata. In hardly 120 pages the author has perfectly articulated the core part of Mahabharata, and that also in funny way.

Our Mahabharata has been written and told ample of times throught centuries, but I think none has written through corporate point of view, this is the first time. Just think our mythological warriors having cricket bat and a golf stick in their hand rather than a shield, sword or bow and arrow in order to win.

The author has written this novel through management perspective; I liked the cover of the book where Bhima and Duryodhana is having a cricket bat in his hand, also the portrait of Krishna is very symbolic, it says I know everything and the main key is in my hand.

The funny part where I laugh out loud is when Duryodhana is inviting Yudhisthira to play poker through “Whatsapp”; also gambling sites are being blocked, so that Yudhisthira can’t play the online games to incur further loss. The modernization of each character is done pretty well by the author.
  
What I liked is the writing style of author, its really fresh and lucid, also the flow is excellent, but many a times I have to dig dictionary for difficult jargons.  

In one word this book is “Unputdownable Modern day corporate Mythology”. What I think is whether it’s corporate world or our day to day life we are fighting the unknown war. Hats-off to Deepak Kaul, you have done brilliant work for today’s youth in your debut novel. I highly recommend this book to corporate world and those who are studying management. I thoroughly enjoyed it. 

“I received a free copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.”

Blurb:

The Pandavas have returned home after 13 years of exile. And they are demanding their stake in Hastinapur Inc.

But the Kauravas, led by the haughty Duryodhana, aren’t ready to give them a penny. The battle lines are drawn, only this war is in the present – day Kurukshetra – the corporate boardroom.
As the Kauravas and the Pandavas don their sharpest suits, Krishna – the wily Consultant – strategises for peace.
This is a humorous, modern take on the Mahabharata (with due apologies to Rishi Ved Vyas).

An epic story retold for the MBA generation.