Sunday, March 11, 2018

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.

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