Shakuni — the hero or villain behind the battle of Mahabharata? # 1

After every battle historical facts, folksongs and biographies are written to project a larger than life image of the winner while the loser or vanquished doesn’t get adequate space to justify what he did, and why? This, however, doesn’t apply to Shakuni the dramatis personae behind every act of Mahabharata — which lasted 18 days and witnessed average 166,667 deaths per day – biggest in the history of warfare.