Title – Corpokshetra: Mahabharata in the MBA Yug
Author – Deepak Kaul
Publisher – Westland and Bloody Good Book
Genre – Fiction / Humor
The theme of the book is no secret with readers. With Corpokshetra, Deepak Kaul presents Mahabharata in a new avatar.
‘The Pandavas have returned home after 13 years of exile. And they are demanding their stake in Hastinapur Inc. But the Kauravas, led by the haughty Duryodhana, aren’t ready to give them a penny. The battle lines are drawn, only this war is in the present-day Kurukshetra – the corporate boardroom.
As the Kauravas and the Pandavas don their sharpest suits, Krishna – the wily Consultant – strategies for peace. This is a humorous, modern take on the Mahabharata (with due apologies to Rishi Ved Vyas). An epic story retold for the MBA generation’
Deepak Kaul is a chartered accountant by profession, specializing in international tax. He has over twenty years of work experience, of which twelve were spent overseas in Singapore and USA. Deepak has always been fond of reading; writing is his aspirational hobby and he hopes to pursue it as a vocation.
This book is an interesting read. The book provides an old epic story of Mahabharata in a new cover. The author has tried to re-imagine how Mahabharata will happen in present corporate world. In the book, the kingdoms have taken the shape of corporations and battlefields have been converted into conference rooms. Lord Krishna who played significant role in Mahabharata has taken a role of consultant who guides Pandavas to victory.
Though the theme is interesting the book becomes little boring as we already know the story. Only thing which prevented my interest level from going down was how author is going to narrate the significant events of the Mahabharata battle in modern avatar?
Other point which was a turn-off for me was Arjun and Karan was shown as golfers. As I don’t understand this game, I completely missed the action during this part of the book. One can read this book just for fun.
I would rate the book as 2.5/5.