Krishnas Schatten

Krishnas Schatten Nordindien im Jahrhundert Der Maharaj Kumar Kronprinz von Mewar mu sich gegen allerlei Intrigen zur Wehr setzen Doch viel schlimmer ist da seine Frau Mirabai einen Liebhaber hat den Gott Krishna

  • Title: Krishnas Schatten
  • Author: Kiran Nagarkar
  • ISBN: 9783548604640
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nordindien im 16 Jahrhundert Der Maharaj Kumar, Kronprinz von Mewar, mu sich gegen allerlei Intrigen zur Wehr setzen Doch viel schlimmer ist, da seine Frau Mirabai einen Liebhaber hat den Gott Krishna Das rajputische Mewar befindet sich auf dem Gipfel seiner Macht und ist in kriegerische Auseinandersetzungen mit den Sultanaten von Delhi, Gujarat und Malwa verstricktNordindien im 16 Jahrhundert Der Maharaj Kumar, Kronprinz von Mewar, mu sich gegen allerlei Intrigen zur Wehr setzen Doch viel schlimmer ist, da seine Frau Mirabai einen Liebhaber hat den Gott Krishna Das rajputische Mewar befindet sich auf dem Gipfel seiner Macht und ist in kriegerische Auseinandersetzungen mit den Sultanaten von Delhi, Gujarat und Malwa verstrickt Und auch im Staat selbst w tet ein t dlicher Kampf Wer wird nach dem Tod des Herrschers den Thron besteigen Es zeichnen sich Geschehnisse ab, die nicht nur den Gang der Geschichte Mewars, sondern ganz Indiens f r immer ver ndern werden Im Zentrum all dessen steht der Maharaj Kumar, der Kronprinz, der sich Intrigen auch seiner n chsten Verwandten erwehren und h chst diplomatisch taktieren mu , um seinen Anspruch auf die Nachfolge des K nigs aufrechtzuerhalten Vor allem aber qu lt ihn die eifers chtige, verletzte und schamlose Liebe zu seiner Frau Mirabai, die sich einem anderen versprochen hat Dieser Liebhaber ist kein Geringerer als Krishna, der leichtfertige und betr gerische Gott.

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    1. We were that rarest of couples. Even after years of marriage we were madly in love. I with her and she with somebody else.Cuckold is set in early sixteenth-century Mewar, one of the many smallish kingdoms occupying the area of what's now Rajasthan state, in northwest India. Frankly you could tell me anything about sixteenth-century Mewar and I would have no reason to disbelieve you; my complete ignorance of the period and place is one of the things that made reading this book such a fascinating [...]

    2. Dumped after 23 pages. It wastes 23 pages actually. The setting is 16th century, and Nagarkar writes sentences like- "I think he got the drift"- "Must have cost you an arm and a leg."- "He had a point there"I mean, Mr. Nagarkar, you can't even hint at slang when you're writing Historical Fiction in a foreign language. Know that.

    3. How strange it must have been to the Crown Prince of Mewar - or to any man for that matter, when your beautiful bride, the one with the green eyes as he calls her- refuses to sleep with him on his wedding night. He is confused, sad and lonely. Things have never too easy for the Rajkumar. The Rajput Kingdom of Mewar is locked in battles with the Sultanates of Mewar, Malwa and Gujerat. Then there are the scheming wives of the Maharana, who want to oust the Rajkumar from power so that their own son [...]

    4. 4.5/5 This book is a wonderful mix of 'Bambaiyaa' smartness, historical fiction, nihilism and philosophies, and some brilliant set-pieces. And i guess the mix is distinctly Nagarkar.The author has been bold in the manner in which he has written such a long book. There is a single thread of narration that follows the Maharaj Kumar and I could have easily been bored in the long 600+ pages, but I was not. . Secondly, The language was modern but it somehow didnt feel awkward. The lucidity meant that [...]

    5. 4.5/5This review is slightly biased for I'm very much in love with the vibrant and colorful Mewar, and the premise for this book is the story of Rajput clans of Mewar around 15th century.Brilliant composition and a compulsive page turner. Told as an autobiography of Maharaj Kumar, the eldest son of Maharana Sangram Sinha (more popularly known as Rana Sanga), this book unfolds the state of mind of the king, his way of leading and the formulation of unorthodox war strategies.While fending off the [...]

    6. This book is incredible. At times I found the extensive descriptions of medieval Rajput warfare a bit obtuse and exhausting, but that is most likely because I was eager to get back to the sex and scandal. Go figureNagarkar created magic out of legend and folklore and brought to life some of the most well know historical figures in Indian historyI have always enjoyed the story of Meerabai for the obvious reasons (tough 16th century feminist and all that), but found my affections completely manipu [...]

    7. Nagarkar stuns with this historical novel. For a long time, I did not read it being overwhelmed by the sheer size of the volume but I had been depriving myself. It is definitely Nagarkar's masterpiece. In spite of the novel being narrated from a man's perspective, the voice is still of the marginalized, something that Nagarkar excels in. The story of a man who tries to win the heart of a woman who is obsessed with a god. How does one compete with a god? While the focus may appear romantic, the n [...]

    8. WhileRavan and Eddie andGod's Little Soldier have a frenetic energy -- the former's dominant tone being humor, the latter's serious urgency, but both having both -- the prose and tone in Cuckold is sustained, tempered, and reflective. Form follows function, or in writing one might say that form follows content. The setting is 16th century India. The book are the memoir of a young first born prince of Mewar. The Portuguese are in the background, but the book focuses on the inner workings of the p [...]

    9. I generally judge Indian authors differently from Western authors and give them more leeway. This book shook my perceptions on Indian writing and my biggest joy was that this was written by an Indian with literary flair. This is one of the best books I have read in the recent past and like some earlier reviewers mentioned, I found it sad towards the end as I didn't want it to end.The book was an extremely well-written historical novel portraying the memoirs of the Prince of Chittor and the husba [...]

    10. Okay, this was like the Indian version of 'Game of Thrones' only much shorter and cleaner. I knew from the beginning that I was going to like this book because, firstly, it is a historical fiction and secondly because it is a story of my all time favorite holiday destination - Rajasthan. There is something about Rajasthan (perhaps the rich history and heritage - as reflected in this book) that attracts me towards the place. This book is good recollection of the splendor and might of the Mewar ki [...]

    11. I felt depressed when (only) the last few pages in the book were left to read.I wanted the book to go on forever. I found the construction of the Maharaj kumar's personality, character and thought processes fascinating.Similar to the Princess of Maerta, I have come across Saints who are self absorbed, create enormous disturbances in other peoples lives, are possessive and jealous, and yet leave behind an everlasting message for those whose hearts and minds are open to understanding our oneness w [...]

    12. What this book is not 'A refined Mills and boon story'! Nagarkar beautifully weaves the historical context of 16th century Hindustan. Power, war, love, betrayal, morality and nuggets of philosophical debates - all make for a heady read!

    13. At some points I just wanted to throw the book out, I wanted to rail, rant and scream! Although Nagarkar excuses himself right at the beginning for the language - "an easy colloquial currency of language will make the concerns, dilemmas and predicaments of the Maharaj Kumar, Rana Sanga, and the others as real as anything we ourselves caught in", it seems too forced. It seems at many places that he's talking down to you using that most abominable of phrases "if you will". And then after some time [...]

    14. cuckoldIt is a 608 pages long book of historical fiction but it reads like a fast thriller. Kiran Nagarkar has no qualms about the fact that he has fictionalized the life of Bhoj Raj Singh. A guy who is very little known to history. History remembers him as the poor husband of Meera bai- the Little Saint. His marital life is far from a bliss. He falls in love with multiple women including his own wet nurse. Yes, there is incest in the history of Mewar but that is the least scandalous scandal of [...]

    15. It took me about 10 days to finish a 607 pages book,which is an inordinately long time for me.I have always liked historical fiction and this book is no exception. The historical figures of Rana Sangha,Maharaj Kumar(the protagonist),Princess or Little saint more popularly known to us as Mirabai,Queen Karmavati,Babur and more are brought alive and close to us.One knows it is going to end in tragedy and that might have been one reason why I was prolonging the agony. The lives of royalty and courti [...]

    16. There are two things that troubled me when I read this book:1) Why does Nagarkar's ability to demonstrate music's ability to transport us into an 'interstitial' space leave me cold? Let me clarify: Music transports me as well, but it is usually to a foot-stomping place (a la, pop music); I am left cold because though I yearn for the experience, I only understand it as theory. Try as I may, Indian classical music puts me to sleep - something I am ashamed of. Nagarkar's gift to me, despite my earl [...]

    17. Cuckold is a historical tome that bewitches and teleports the reader into sixteenth century Mewar, a powerful Rajput kingdom in the present day state of Rajasthan. It paints the life of Maharaj Kumar, the then heir apparent of Mewar, married and in love with his wife, the Saint Meera. Maharaj Kumar, the narrator of the story, is the quintessential cuckold. Both his wives have lovers. One is the flautist, the omnipresent God and the other, his step-brother.Kiran Nagarkar has done a brilliant job [...]

    18. How do you compete with a rival, no less than Lord Krishna, for the undivided attention of your girl?This and many such other questions form the bedrock of this Sahitya Academy award winning story from Mr. Kiran Nagarkar.I must say that i quiet enjoy, reading about fictional characters interwoven the backdrop of known history. Here we have the fictional Maharaj Kumar (in history he was known as Prince Bhojraj) married to Meerabai. The book is a perspective of a much in love price with this saint [...]

    19. This is perhaps the best English novel by an Indian author I have ever read. The protagonist, the maharaj kumar, the heir apparent effortlessly intertwines history, the people, the mindset of mewar. but central to it all is his internal strife to become a better statesman, a better lover. his antics of posing as the blue god , his wife's lover is beautifully elucidated and his transformation (maybe realization ) of himself as the blue one is intensely thought provoking.

    20. Eroticism in its most sublime form. Imagine being married to Meera and having to contend with Krishna as the 'other' in the triangle. A Krishna bakta she might be, but Nagarkar teases out her fraities when her husband moves further afield.

    21. Couldn't put this down. In fact, almost didn't feel like reading the last few pages as that would mean the end of the story Wonderful story, language, intrigue, perspective

    22. read it only because reader's digest voted it amongst top ten indian novels written in english. |Not bad , well written but the characterisaton didn't work for me.

    23. பதாகை இதழில் வெளிவந்தது - padhaakai/2014/10/12/cuckold/----------மேவார் ராஜ்ஜியத்தின் அடுத்த வாரிசு, மகாராஜ் குமார் என்று பட்டம் சூட்டி அழைக்கப்படும் இளவரசருக்கு, ஒரு பெரிய சிக்கல். அவர் மனைவி தான் இன்னொருவருக [...]

    24. This is the first historical fiction book I have read on Rajasthan. A fictionalised biography of Maharaj Kumar of whom little is known except that he was the son of the famous Rana Sangha of Mewar and the husband of Meerabai . Nagarkar has carried out a lot of research into Rajput history of those times and he sets his story against the backdrop of real events. The descriptions bring you to India in 1600. The writing is smart, fun and captivating. The author has chosen such a topic for his novel [...]

    25. Gone through a never thought perspective and emotions of a lover's lover in this book. Fantastic book that is build around Meera, His husband and the complexities of emotions. Must Read

    26. Excellent. Far surpasses it's "genre" of Historical Fiction. Excellent characterization. Detailed politics and strategy. Interesting musings. One of best books of fiction I've read in past year.

    27. I am unsure, at the end of this delightful tome, who it is about. There is no reasoning with the majnoo. A brutal story.

    28. The Story about Power, Greed, Lust, sacrifice told by the self concious Prince Maharaj Kumar. The book tests your patience enough before it dwelves you into the story.

    29. In the early 16th century, the powerful Rajput kingdom of Mewar was ruled from Chittor, its sovereign lord the one-eyed, one-armed, battle-scarred Rana Sanga. His heir apparent, the Maharaj Kumar, was a man history has pretty much forgotten: Bhoj Raj. But Bhoj Raj’s wife was a legend, a woman who even today is celebrated in Indian literature, in popular culture and music and religious tradition: the Bhakti poetess, Meera Bai. Meera Bai, so deeply devoted to the deity Krishna, that she consider [...]

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