Mahabharata Book
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Mahabharata


  • Author : Krishna Dharma
  • Publisher : Torchlight Pub
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 941
  • ISBN 10 : 1887089179

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One of the oldest and most cherished of all Indian classics, filled with deep spiritual wisdom, it is the story of five heroic brothers who were destined to rule a vast kingdom.

The Mahabharata Book
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The Mahabharata


  • Author : John D. Smith
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • Release Date : 2009-07-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 833
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015080890794

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The Mahabharata Excerpt :

The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. It is of immense importance to the culture of the Indian subcontinent, and is a major text of Hinduism. Its discussion of human goals (artha or 'purpose', kama or 'pleasure', dharma or 'duty', and moksha or 'liberation') takes place in a long-standing tradition, attempting to explain the relationship of the individual to society and the world (the nature of the 'Self') and the workings of karma.

The Mahabharata Book

The Mahabharata


  • Author : R. K. Narayan
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226057477

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The Mahabharata tells a story of such violence and tragedy that many people in India refuse to keep the full text in their homes, fearing that if they do, they will invite a disastrous fate upon their house. Covering everything from creation to destruction, this ancient poem remains an indelible part of Hindu culture and a landmark in ancient literature. Centuries of listeners and readers have been drawn to The Mahabharata, which began as disparate oral ballads and grew into a sprawling epic. The modern version is famously long, and at more than 1.8 million words—seven times the combined lengths of the Iliad and Odyssey—it can be incredibly daunting. Contemporary readers have a much more accessible entry point to this important work, thanks to R. K. Narayan’s masterful translation and abridgement of the poem. Now with a new foreword by Wendy Doniger, as well as a concise character and place guide and a family tree, The Mahabharata is ready for a new generation of readers. As Wendy Doniger explains in the foreword, “Narayan tells the stories so well because they’re all his stories.” He grew up hearing them, internalizing their mythology, which gave him an innate ability to choose the right passages and their best translations. In this elegant translation, Narayan ably distills a tale that is both traditional and constantly changing. He draws from both scholarly analysis and creative interpretation and vividly fuses the spiritual with the secular. Through this balance he has produced a translation that is not only clear, but graceful, one that stands as its own story as much as an adaptation of a larger work.

Textuality and Inter textuality in the Mahabharata Book

Textuality and Inter textuality in the Mahabharata


  • Author : Pradeep Trikha
  • Publisher : Sarup & Sons
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Hindu mythology
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN 10 : 8176256919

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Textuality and Inter textuality in the Mahabharata Excerpt :

Papers presented at the National Seminar on Textuality and Intertextuality in the Mahabharata : Myth, Meaning and Metamorphosis held at Ajmer.

The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata Book

The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226219028

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The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata Excerpt :

No other Sanskrit work approaches the Bhagavadgita in the influence it has exerted in the West. Philosophers such as Emerson and the other New England Transcendentalists were deeply affected by its insights, a dozen or more scholars, including Annie Besant and Mahatma Gandhi, have attempted its translation, and thousands of individuals struggling with the problems divided loyalties have found comfort and wisdom in its pages. The Bhagavadgita ("Song of the Lord") tells of the young and virtuous Prince Arjuna who is driven to lead his forces into battle against an opposing army composed of close relatives and others whom he loves. The Lord Krsna, appearing in the poem as Arjuna's friend and charioteer, persuades him that he must do battle, and we see Arjuna changing from revulsion at the thought of killing members of his family to resignation and awareness of duty, to manly acceptance of his role as warrior and defender of his kingdom. The Bhagavadgita is a self-contained episode in the Mahabharata, a vast collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and metaphysical doctrine that reflects the history and culture of the whole of Hindu civilization. The present edition forms a part of J. A. B. van Buitenen's widely acclaimed translation of this great work. Here English and Sanskrit are printed on facing pages, enabling those with some knowledge of Sanskrit to appreciate van Buitenen's accurate rendering of the intimate, familial tone and directness of the original poem.

The Mahabharata Book

The Mahabharata


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2015-06-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 726
  • ISBN 10 : 9789351188766

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The Mahabharata is one of the greatest stories ever told. Though the basic plot is widely known, there is much more 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 80,000 shlokas or couplets. This magnificent 10-volume 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.

Nonviolence in the Mahabharata Book

Nonviolence in the Mahabharata


  • Author : Alf Hiltebeitel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317238768

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Nonviolence in the Mahabharata Excerpt :

In Indian mythological texts like the Mahābhārata and Rāmāyaṇa, there are recurrent tales about gleaners. The practice of "gleaning" in India had more to do with the house-less forest life than with residential village or urban life or with gathering residual post-harvest grains from cultivated fields. Gleaning can be seen a metaphor for the Mahābhārata poets’ art: an art that could have included their manner of gleaning what they made the leftovers (what they found useful) from many preexistent texts into Vyāsa’s “entire thought”—including oral texts and possibly written ones, such as philosophical debates and stories. This book explores the notion of non-violence in the epic Mahābhārata. In examining gleaning as an ecological and spiritual philosophy nurtured as much by hospitality codes as by eating practices, the author analyses the merits and limitations of the 9th century Kashmiri aesthetician Anandavardhana that the dominant aesthetic sentiment or rasa of the Mahābhārata is shanta (peace). Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent reading of the Mahabharata via the Bhagavad Gita are also studied. This book by one of the leaders in Mahābhārata studies is of interest to scholars of South Asian Literary Studies, Religious Studies as well as Peace Studies, South Asian Anthropology and History.

The Mahabharata  Volume 7 Book

The Mahabharata Volume 7


  • Author : Johannes Adrianus Bernardus Buitenen
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1973
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 848
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226252506

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The Mahabharata Volume 7 Excerpt :

The second-longest poem in world literature, this is an epic tale, replete with legends, romances, theology, and metaphysical doctrine written in Sanskrit. One of the foundational elements of Hindu culture, this work in its entirety consists of 75,000 stanzas in eighteen books, and this volume marks the resumption of its first complete modern English translation.--From book jacket.

The Mahabharata Book

The Mahabharata


  • Author : Chintaman Vinayak Vaidya
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1905
  • Genre: Mahābhārata
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : CHI:24179140

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The Mahabharata Book

The Mahabharata


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1894
  • Genre: Mahābhārata
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000120927342

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The Mahabharata Secret Book
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The Mahabharata Secret


  • Author : Christopher C Doyle
  • Publisher : Om Books International
  • Release Date : 2013-10-28
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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244 BC Asoka the Great discovers an ancient and terrible secret—a secret buried deep in the Mahabharata; a secret that could destroy the world; a secret hidden away for over 2300 years… Present Day A retired nuclear scientist is murdered. He leaves only e-mails with clues for his nephew. He and his friends follow a trail through ciphers and 2000-year-old ruins. Pursued by powerful dark forces, caught between the secrets of the past and the intrigues of the present, can they unravel the mystery before an unspeakable horror is unleashed on the world… CHRISTOPHER C DOYLE graduated from St. Stephens College, Delhi, with a degree in Economics and studied Business Management at IIM Calcutta. Since childhood, his literary mentors have been Jules Verne, HG Wells, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, JRR Tolkein, Robert Jordan and Terry Brooks. Christopher has written articles on management and business for several publications, and is regularly invited to speak at conferences. He worked with leading multinationals before setting up a strategic consultancy in India in partnership with a US-based firm. He is also a certified Executive Coach and works with senior executives to help them achieve better results in the workplace. Work aside, Christopher is a musician and lives his passion for music through his band called Mid Life Crisis which plays classic rock. He lives in Gurgaon with his wife, daughter and two dogs. The Mahabharata Secret is his debut novel. USP An IIM graduate-turned-author, Christopher C Doyle is in the same league as Chetan Bhagat and Amish Tripathi Mahabharata Secret blends mythology and history with modern science and cutting edge technology A page turner with hi-octane suspense and intrigue Readership All fiction lovers, thriller junkies, history buffs, corporate yuppies, educational institutes, libraries and general trade readers.

Nonviolence in the Mahabharata Book

Nonviolence in the Mahabharata


  • Author : Alf Hiltebeitel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-22
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317238775

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Nonviolence in the Mahabharata Excerpt :

In Indian mythological texts like the Mahābhārata and Rāmāyaṇa, there are recurrent tales about gleaners. The practice of "gleaning" in India had more to do with the house-less forest life than with residential village or urban life or with gathering residual post-harvest grains from cultivated fields. Gleaning can be seen a metaphor for the Mahābhārata poets’ art: an art that could have included their manner of gleaning what they made the leftovers (what they found useful) from many preexistent texts into Vyāsa’s “entire thought”—including oral texts and possibly written ones, such as philosophical debates and stories. This book explores the notion of non-violence in the epic Mahābhārata. In examining gleaning as an ecological and spiritual philosophy nurtured as much by hospitality codes as by eating practices, the author analyses the merits and limitations of the 9th century Kashmiri aesthetician Anandavardhana that the dominant aesthetic sentiment or rasa of the Mahābhārata is shanta (peace). Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent reading of the Mahabharata via the Bhagavad Gita are also studied. This book by one of the leaders in Mahābhārata studies is of interest to scholars of South Asian Literary Studies, Religious Studies as well as Peace Studies, South Asian Anthropology and History.

Marvels and Mysteries of the Mahabharata Book
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Marvels and Mysteries of the Mahabharata


  • Author : Abhijit Basu
  • Publisher : One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd
  • Release Date : 2013-11-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9789381836781

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Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata Book

Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata


  • Author : Simon Brodbeck
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-08-09
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134119943

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Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata Excerpt :

The Sanskrit Mahabharata is one of the most important texts to emerge from the Indian cultural tradition. At almost 75,000 verses it is the longest poem in the world, and throughout Indian history it has been hugely influential in shaping gender and social norms. In the context of ancient India, it is the definitive cultural narrative in the construction of masculine, feminine and alternative gender roles. This book brings together many of the most respected scholars in the field of Mahabharata studies, as well as some of its most promising young scholars. By focusing specifically on gender constructions, some of the most innovative aspects of the Mahabharata are highlighted. Whilst taking account of feminist scholarship, the contributors see the Mahabharata as providing an opportunity to frame discussion of gender in literature not just in terms of the socio-historical roles of men and women. Instead they analyze the text in terms of the wider poetic and philosophical possibilities thrown up by the semiotics of gendering. Consequently, the book bridges a gap in text-critical methodology between the traditional philological approach and more recent trends in gender and literary theory. Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata will be appreciated by readers interested in South Asian studies, Hinduism, religious studies and gender studies.