Nala Damayanti: An Eternal Tale from the Mahabharat

When Brahma the creator, fed up with humans, wants to undo this mistake and erase them, Hemanga the swan is horrified and pleads with Brahma to give him a chance to prove true love exists among mankind. The little bird, however, is sent to the kingdom of Vidarbha by Narada. That celestial troublemaker says Hemanga should unite Nala, the king of Nishadas, with Damayanti, the princess of Vidharbha.

Damayanti is a feisty beauty who has a mind of her own. She is no damsel in distress and has no need for a prince to rescue her. Nor has Nala any interest in finding love, for he is building a city for his tribe. Besides, he is a tribal king and thinks Damayanti is too above his position.

Hemanga almost succeeds in making them fall in love with each other when Kali hears of his plan. Trapped on earth as he is not the creator of Brahma, he can’t be free unless humans cease to exist. When he learns about Hemanga’s mission to save humans, he seizes his chance. If Damayanti gives up Nala, he can prove that no true love exists in a woman’s heart. Brahma will erase the human race and Kali will be free.

All that stands between the future of humans and the mighty Kali is a little bird and the determination of Damayanti.


The book is really nice ... One must read it... & Thank you Mr.Anand for writing such simple yet profound meaningful book...& Thank you Amazon for making it available...👏👏👏🙏


I just couldn't stop flipping the Pages over and over, all throughout!! In every version of Mahabaratha, I know Authors taking reference of Nala and Damayanthi when talking about Love, How Fate played with them, How Nala lost his Kingdom in the Game of Dyutha just like Yudishtir, but, I never knew the strory! Now, I know. Thanks for this Wonderful book, Anand Neelakantan Sir.

Vamsi Krishna Duggirala

Nala Damayanti" by Anand Neelakantan is a captivating retelling of an age-old Indian myth that delves deep into the complexities of love, fate, and human nature. This novel takes the timeless story of Nala and Damayanti from the Mahabharata and breathes new life into it, offering readers a fresh perspective on this classic tale. One of the most remarkable aspects of the book is Neelakantan's ability to humanize and modernize the characters from ancient mythology. Nala and Damayanti are not merely archetypal figures but fully fleshed-out individuals with their flaws and virtues. Neelakantan's character development is exceptional, making it easy for readers to empathize with their joys and sorrows.


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