“a third epic of ancient India: The Bruhathatha. Composed by scholar-poet! savant Gunadhya, it once consisted of an astonishing 700,000 couplets but the manuscript was torched by Gunadhya himself. However, 100,000 shlokas survived, and this is what remains of the third great epic of Bharatvarsh the story of Udayan, direct descendant of the great Pandava warrior Arjuna; born to
rule the great kingdom of Vatsa, which stretched across the length and breadth of Bharatvarsh.
F ew people know that besides the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, there exists
Some are born great. Some become great. Yet others have greatness thrust upon them. But what qfhe who is all three?
Raised to be King, Udayan was taught the skills of the warrior whose blade carries the blood of his enemies, as well as the craft of the statesman whose words hide his thoughts. And yet his soul belonged to the Goddess of Music. A maestro on the veena, he was mesmerized and bewitched by her many forms. As time passed, the great Vatsa Empire crumbled as its musician»King sat lost to
the reality of the intrigue, espionage and wars which threatened to wipe out both his kingdom and the Pandava line forever.
This is the epic tale of Udayan; his devoted Minister, Yaugandharayan; his fiercely loyal General, Rumanwan; and the brilliant Court Jester, Vasantak. It is also the story of Pradyot, proud King of Avanti, and Udayan’s abduction of his vivacious and beautiful daughter, Vasavdatta. As the thrilling narrative sweeps across the plains and mountains of Bharatvarsh, raising the dust of history, events long past come to life once again and a people long gone, live, love and ride once more under the banner of their Pandava King. “