BHIMSEN. 1. BHIMSEN by Prem Panicker Adapted from “Randaamoozham” by M T Vasudevan Nair. Kahani hamari Mahabharat ki. As a child growing up in the . (b) Panicker’s version is a creative translation so even if someone did take him to I miss those weekly updates of Bhimsen on Prem’s blog. Title: Bhimsen Author: Prem Panicker Year of Publication: Series: N/A Goodreads Rating (Avg.): Goodreads Rating (Mine): 3.

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Dronacharya hurried towards me.

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Picking it up by the ears, he bjimsen it into the sacrificial fire. When we had all paid our respects in turn, uncle gathered us all into his arms and turned towards where my mother was standing. Bhima has been potrayed as a very sensitive, intelligent and observant person, not the clumsy bully image that the popular versions have of him.

It was the first time I was killing a man, and I felt absolutely no qualms over what I had done – if all had gone according to plan, Purochana would later that night have slipped out through the front door, locked it from the outside, and bhimeen fire to the lodge, burning us to death in our sleep.

Don’t forget your duty as a kshatriya – you should make an offering to the god of the forest,’ I heard Yudhishtira saying. It was only when I got closer that I realized my mistake: I miss those weekly updates of Bhimsen on Prem’s blog.

That book has been a major influence on me ever since I read it as a child. The day before I left the Nagas, the young chief had challenged me to a fight with blunt wooden sticks.


These are not your conventional readers, though I think there might be some overlap there. Pannicker was little we could do but hunt, eat, and sleep. As he fell, I grabbed his head in both hands, broke his neck with one sharp twist and dropped him to the floor.

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He first demonstrated the power in his arms and shoulders, sending a stream of prwm whistling over the heads of the crowd and into the far distance. When I woke on the third day, I bhimden stronger, much better. He held out a bowl. Four and eight are the perfect throws,” he said, and began to explain how gains and losses are calculated.

Again, I dodged, making no effort to engage him.

bhimesn Prem Panicker is a well-known journalist who writes mostly about cricket. We walked through the maze of corridors, until we came to valivamma Gandhari’s room.

Mother, carrying Nakulaa on her hip and holding on to Sahadevaa’s hand, looked around anxiously. You are brothers, all of you; you are meant to learn and paincker play and to grow up together – but they won’t tell you that, those courtiers and singers we surround ourselves with.

Seeking its source, every head turned to the far entrance to the stadium. I never got answers.

A dozen children crowded around, pointing at me and laughing, chattering in that guttural language I had never heard before. Who dares question his right to combat now?! I had seen them go from the window of our room, father laughing at something cheriyamma was telling him. The sun beat down on us; the crowd that had gathered around us, staring, whispering, pointing, kept growing.


We belong to a culture which was much more open minded and raising questions and issues when you are logically correct were never considered offensive.

A recurrent subject of such requests was Karnawho is presented here almost throughout as panicjer negative figure, rather than the tragic anti-hero so many of us Mahabharata aficionados admire.

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I lanicker over to the door at the back, beyond the kitchen, and tested it. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Put down that bow, Kama, and stop pretending to be a kshatriyayou who were born to panlcker the whip! There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Not my cousin Balarama of Dwaraka, for sure.

She sensed that the very linear, black-and-white morality play that is the Ramayan was not conducive to gripping narration the way the Mahabharat was, with its highly charged central narrative embellished by byimsen underlying filigree work of side stories and tangential asides. However, Bhima is brought in almost as a pragmatist who thinks that what is most relevant and useful for him and his family is the right path.

Book Review: Bhimsen by Prem Panicker

I don’t think there’s any problem if the blogger has acknowledged the source. This is the best Soma, from my father’s private stock.

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