We are all born for a purpose, though sometimes it is not clear to us what it is. In this tale of good versus evil, cousin versus cousin, Prince Arjuna knew that his purpose, his dharma, was to fight in the battle against his greedy and cruel cousin, Prince Duryodhana. Yet his own relatives and friends were on the opposing side. With a lot of soul searching and divine advice from the god Krishna, Arjuna bravely chooses to fulfill his destiny as a warrior with compassion and kindness, restoring peace, justice, and prosperity to his kingdom.
This adaptation for children of the classic epic the Mahabharata is beautifully illustrated with paintings created in a centuries-old method traditional to India. Richly detailed, the paintings bring to life the colourful cast of characters as well as Arjuna's inner conflict and the trials he faces on the path of loyalty, justice, and peace.
Includes a drawing of Arjuna, for children to trace and colour.
Arjuna: The Gentle Warrior
Reading level: 5+ years
Paperback: 32 pages