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About the book
Duryodhana, the eldest of the Kauravas, the arch enemiesof the Pandavas; Duryodhana, the warrior who stoodup for Karna when he was insulted for the circumstanceof his birth; Duryodhana, the son of the king of Hastinapur,and the prince who would have ascended the throne if notfor his cousin Yudhisthira; Duryodhana, the one who sought toundress Draupadi in the court of Hastinapura.
Since the time the tale of the Mahabharata has been told,the world has unquestioningly seen Duryodhana as the manwhose deviousness and greed for power brought on the battleof Kurukshetra. However, any war is fought with both the sidesbelieving that they are justified in fighting it. So must have beenthe case with the Kauravas. In Duryodhana, V. Raghunathanexplores the circumstances and motivations that prompted theKaurava prince to take the path that he did and finds a man assinned against as sinning.
About the author
An academic for much of his professional life, V. Raghunathan taught finance at IIM, Ahmedabad, for nearly two decades before turning a banker as the president of ING Vysya Bank in Bengaluru. He is currently the CEO of GMR Varalakshmi Foundation. His books include Locks, Mahabharata and Mathematics, Ganesha on the Dashboard, Don't Sprint the Marathon and Games Indians Play.