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Here is New India Express's Report:
“Rather than an omniscient narration, using a first-person point of view makes the tale a lot more easy to tell - the reader needs be told only what the protagonist - Bhim - is capable of knowing, seeing,’’ Chindu said in a chat with Express from England.
His biggest challenge was to “see if a complex, lengthy narrative can be adapted to something as ‘pop’ as Twitter, for a different generation.’’ “It is an experiment in utilising a social media tool to present a novel-length narrative,’’ he said.
Epicretold begins with the first visit of the young Pandavas to Hastinapur.
Here is the first tweet, Bhima’s first words on Twitter: “I can’t help staring at the lady with the black cloth over her eyes. I feel disturbed, scared - but I can’t look away.’’
Says Chindu: “The attempt is not to capture the essence in just one tweet (140 characters), but a series of tweets. So we are talking of hundreds of Twitter 'episodes’ before we are done.’’ As a rule, he will avoid SMS language. “Will only use mainstream abbreviations (can’t, won’t - that sort of thing), and not @, & and so on. Just feel that it can be done in ‘proper’ English.’’
There are two reasons why Chindu chose Mahabharat. The obvious one: “Because it is, at its core, the story of a conflict which provides for fantastic dramatic tension. Easy to keep the narrative moving, easy opportunities for cliffhangers, conflict-escalation, partial denouements and so on.’’The news in BDNews24
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