Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Guide: The Pandavas in Hiding

This is a guide to The Pandavas in Hiding: Outwitting a Wily Enemy (Volume 593). You can find it at Amazon.

Bizzell Reserves call number: PN 6790 .I443 A437 v.593

Summary: After losing the game of dice, the Pandavas go into forest exile for twelve years followed by a thirteenth year in hiding. Duryodhana's spies seek them everywhere. The death of Kichaka in Virata's kingdom rouses Duryodhana's suspicions, so he joins a raid on Virata's cattle. Arjuna, disguised as the dancing teacher Brihannala, rides with Virata's son Uttara into battle, much to everyone's surprise, and of course they are victorious! You can read more about Arjuna at Wikipedia.

Note: The "thakka dimmi" of Arjuna the dancing teacher is a way of marking rhythm in Indian classical dance. You can read more about that here: Tattu Mettu.

I have not had time to write the Reading Guide for this one, so please help me with that: in addition to doing your own Reading Diary post at your blog, leave a comment here at this blog where you list the names, places, topics, anything you saw in this comic book that I could/should explain the Reading Guide later.

If you don't see anything that need explaining, leave a comment that says "Everything clear" or something like that.

That way, with your help, I'll be able to focus my attention on the comic books that people have the most questions about.


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