If there’s one thing that is synonymous with the tradition of storytelling in India, it’s the rich culture of mythological epics we’ve all grown up listening to or watching. ‘Mahabharata’ is a rite of passage for most Indians and it’s a legacy we’re immensely proud of. March 2020 saw the epic saga returning to television on Doordarshan, which replayed the entire episodic series. Naturally, Indians across the country rejoiced and celebrated this nostalgia-filled ride. And continuing this very celebration of this magnum opus is ‘Suno Mahabharat Devdutt Pattanaik Ke Saath’, exclusively on Audible Suno.
Audible Suno, the free-of-cost, India-first app from the house of Audible, recently released ‘Suno Mahabharata Devdutt Pattanaik Ke Saath’, an audio series that series encapsulates the entire good versus evil war story in 18 digestible episodes, which can be completed in under 6 hours, completely for free.
‘Suno Mahabharata Devdutt Pattanaik Ke Saath’ not only captures the entire epic in these 18 episodes, but also gives extra details on what happens beyond the great war. The show takes you through the more than 3000-year-old epic saga of the Pandavas and Kauravas, and communicates the historic Vedic tenets of dharma and karma. Additionally, find out what happened to India after the deaths of the Pandavas and the Kauravas, and how, what finally happened to Lord Krishna, and how the world was shaped after the epic war – all of this and more in this Audible Suno exclusive. Written and narrated by Devdutt Pattanaik, the bestselling Indian author who is known for his mythological works, each episode of ‘Suno Mahabharata Devdutt Pattanaik Ke Saath’ lasts approximately 20 minutes.
Devdutt Pattanaik, author, creator and narrator of the show, said, “Mahabharata is about family and what goes wrong when we don’t care and share. Audible Suno is clearly reinforcing India’s oral tradition by bringing the personal storytelling connect to the new generation with good content and easy technology. That too free. So it feels like I am part of a movement.”
Shailesh Sawlani, Country Head, Audible India, said, “At Audible, we are constantly listening and paying attention to our customers’ needs and wants. We realized that the tale of Mahabharata is a story almost every single Indian wants to know and understand, but often, intimidated by its length, many don’t. Given the current circumstances, when almost the entire country is under lockdown, we decided to create ‘Suno Mahabharata Devdutt Pattanaik Ke Saath’ in an easy-to-consume, more accessible format. With the series running less than 6 hours, you can enjoy this timeless tale, along with additional, never-known-before details from the post-war era, while spending time with your family or catching up on household chores. In our small way, we hope the series carries forward this integral part of our heritage.”