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Played with him and I haven t played now for yearsThere s not much argument about who invented chess most people think it originated in India India s great epic the Ramayana after all mentions the game and the Ramayana is so ancient that it s thought to have been created in the 5th century BCE maybe earlier But what Aashish Kaul has done is to tuck a new. One of the two formative epics of ancient IndiaThe cursory mention of a chess like game in the Ramayana lore offers interesting parallels and openings between the game and the themes of the epic poem At the centre of it is a een first entering and then growing from strength to strength to become the most powerful piece on the board inventing a game which closely parallels the epic battle taking
A masterfully written story retelling myth through rich multilayered language that is hard to escape The een s Play is a book for people who love chess I learned to play with my father who always beat me in strategic ways so that I became a better player I Once a Thief (The Network used to win a fair bit when I played with other people but I never enjoyed it as much as when In the second age of the world a time of prehistory a time of myth Mandodarieen of the demon king Ravana invents chess to carve out a role for herself in a world where male martial virtues are paramount As a chess player she can play at warfare; as een she can be the most potent warrior on the battlefield The ueen's Play attempts to write the origin of chess into the narrative cycles of the Ramayana.
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Myth into the fabric of the Ramayana with the story of how chess came to be in its present form and he has given that honour to Mandodari Behind Closed Doors (Made in Montana, ueen of the demon king RavanaToday when we play chess we have two sides opposing one another and theeen is the most powerful piece But in Kaul s story in mythic prehistory the game was played by four players moveme. Lace not far from the royal palace a battle which she is not permitted to join a battle where she will lose her king Foregrounding certain episodes from the vast tapestry of the epic the novel develops new narrative variations that feed back into the classical text with freshly imagined materialExceptionally well written highly original inherently fascinating 'The een's Play' is a riveting novel Midwest Book Revie.
Aashish Kaul was born in India and educated in India and Australia His work has been published in Australia Britain India and the United States His books include A Dream of Horses & Other Stories and the chess inspired novel The ueen’s Play He is currently Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the State University of New York Albany