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The Mahabharata ❰Epub❯ ➜ The Mahabharata Author Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk The Mahabharata is one of the greatest stories ever told Though the basic plot is widely known, there is much to the epic than the dispute between Kouravas and Pandavas that led to the battle in Kuruk The Mahabharata is one of the greatest stories ever told Though the basic plot is widely known, there is much to the epic than the dispute between Kouravas and Pandavas that led to the battle in Kurukshetra It has innumerable sub plots that accommodate fascinating meanderings and digressions, and it has rarely been translated in full, given its formidable length of , shlokas or couplets This magnificentvolume unabridged translation of the epic is based on the Critical Edition compiled at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute The final volume ends the instructions of the Anushasana Parva The horse sacrifice is held, and Dhritarashtra, Gandhari, Kunti, Vidura and Sanjaya leave for the forest Krishna and Balarama die as the Yadavas fight among themselves The Pandavas leave on the great journey with the famous companion Dharma disguised as a dog Refusing to abandon the dog, Yudhishthira goes to heaven in his physical body and sees all the Kurus and the Pandavas are already there Every conceivable human emotion figures in The Mahabharata, the reason why the epic continues to hold sway over our imagination In this lucid, nuanced and confident translation, Bibek Debroy makes The Mahabharata marvellously accessible to contemporary readers.


10 thoughts on “The Mahabharata

  1. Aravind Balaji Aravind Balaji says:

    I cannot express the amount of wonder that is in me after finishing the entire Mahabharata.Everything from the beginning to the end was spectacular and a roller coaster of emotions.I m stupefied and stunned at the enormous knowledge I ve gained and how much the epic has changed the way I think about the world.The Mahabharata will forever be attached to my Jivatman.


  2. Zach Zach says:

    On this volume Unfortunately, Bhishma is still babbling and doesn t finally die until 300 pages in Okay, that s probably a bit harsh, and some of Bhishma s stories are great, but whoever added them to the Mahabharata might have benefited from reading Aristotle s Poetics.After Bhishma dies, though, and a brief recapitulation of the Bhagavad Gita because Arjuna forgot it , we finally get to learn how the characters live happily ever after Or, well, not We get some moving scenes with the final On this volume Unfortunately, Bhishma is still babbling and doesn t finally die until 300 pages in Okay, that s probably a bit harsh, and some of Bhishma s stories are great, but whoever added them to the Mahabharata might have benefited from reading Aristotle s Poetics.After Bhishma dies, though, and a brief recapitulation of the Bhagavad Gita because Arjuna forgot it , we finally get to learn how the characters live happily ever after Or, well, not We get some moving scenes with the final resolution of Dhritarashtra and Gandhari And then the truly wonderful account of the deaths of the Pandavas, finishing with Yudhishthira, his dog, and his visions of heaven and hell And then it s over.On the Mahabharata as a whole There are some definite low points, as one might expect in a ten volume epic A bunch of the forest exile, some of the repetitive scenes in the war especially in the first ten days , and Bhishma s unending rambling show an epic sorely in need of an editor or an abridgement But so much else is so very good the game of dice, the Bhagavad Gita, the horrors of the war, especially the final slaughter, the ambiguity of everyone and the treachery of all the deaths on both sides, and the final resolution make for a truly spectacular epic.A war story that is profoundly anti war two obvious sides and yet so many shades of grey, even in the best characters Yudhishthira and Arjuna , and the worst Duryodhana and Karna a work of epic adventure and deep philosophy the Mahabharata is an amazing treasure of world literature


  3. Silvio Curtis Silvio Curtis says:

    This volume starts still in the middle of the conversation between Yudhi hira and Bh ma Now the topic is how to go to heaven temporarily, of course, since eventually your merit always runs out and you get reborn on earth again, but the better you ve lived the longer a stay in heaven it gets you The best thing to do is give lots of cows to brahmins, though gold is all right too Then the topic broadens into ageneral discussion of how the cycle of reincarnation works In there there s This volume starts still in the middle of the conversation between Yudhi hira and Bh ma Now the topic is how to go to heaven temporarily, of course, since eventually your merit always runs out and you get reborn on earth again, but the better you ve lived the longer a stay in heaven it gets you The best thing to do is give lots of cows to brahmins, though gold is all right too Then the topic broadens into ageneral discussion of how the cycle of reincarnation works In there there s a list of the names of Vi u like the one for iva in the previous volume this one is 1000 names officially, or 886 discounting repetitions After three or four volumes worth of deathbed conversation, Bh ma finally dismisses Yudhi hira until he s ready to finish dying Afterward, Arjuna confesses that he s forgotten the whole Bhagavad G t and wants to hear it again K a won t repeat it but offers somemetaphysics instead The last part of the volume transitions back into narrative mode to give the story its ending It amounts to and they all lived unhappily for a while longer, with some really great bittersweet moments In the end the Mah bh rata has asatisfying closure than lots of shorter andtightly organized texts do And at last I ve finished reading the world s longest epic


  4. Kevin Shah Kevin Shah says:

    It took me 18 months of assiduous efforts to complete the reading of The Mahabharata in its original form and size 1 million verses of excellent storytelling with a grand plot and all so many subplots VedVyasa created an epic story with timeless characters with stories that are time tested and still relevant As it is said in Mahabharata itself What is here can be found elsewhere But what is not here cannot be found elsewhere Special mention to Bibek Debroy for an excellent unabridged tran It took me 18 months of assiduous efforts to complete the reading of The Mahabharata in its original form and size 1 million verses of excellent storytelling with a grand plot and all so many subplots VedVyasa created an epic story with timeless characters with stories that are time tested and still relevant As it is said in Mahabharata itself What is here can be found elsewhere But what is not here cannot be found elsewhere Special mention to Bibek Debroy for an excellent unabridged translation of the whole epic to make it available to people like me who haven t been lucky enough to learn the beautiful Sanskrit language


  5. Saurabh Bahl Saurabh Bahl says:

    No review possibleIt would be inappropriate to review this book this book is about good conduct and talking about the importance of doing your task without thinking about the outcome


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