Review of SL Bhyrappa’s Parva: A Monumental Ode To The Mahabharata

In the creative writing of puranic fiction genre S L Bhyarappa reigns supreme. Amongst books in this sub-genre, Parva stands the tallest. Parva can only be described as a magnum opus. At the start of the book, Bhyrappa describes the motivations behind writing this novel and spent close to 5 years visiting the various sites mentioned in the epic and engaged in serious research on “the economic, political, religious and social life” in that era.