The Complete Mahabharata (3): Part 3by Jayashree Kumar
- ISBN: 9788129119599
Author: Jayashree Kumar
Number Of Pages: 740
Package Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.2 x 2.0 inches
Release Date: 01-01-2013
'Meteors rain down in torrents and a deep gloom falls every where. Birds fly about in alarm and great trees tremble. From the thunderous sound the Kurus know that it is Arjuna's hands that drew the string of that best of bows.' The Mahabharata of Veda Vyasa is the longest recorded epic in the world. With almost 100,000 verses, it is many times as long as the Iliad and the Odyssey combined and has deeply influenced every aspect of the Indian ethos for some 4,000 years. The Mahabharata embodies the ancient and sacred Indian tradition, in all its earthy and spiritual immensity. Yet, the only full Indian translation of the Mahabharata into English is the 19th century one by Kisari Mohan Ganguli. More than a hundred years have passed since Ganguli accomplished his task and the language he used is now sadly, archaic. This new 12 volume series retells the great epic, line by line, in fresh, easily readable english prose. With it, we hope to bring the Mahabharata alive again, for the contemporary and the future reader.
- Part of an ambitious 12 book series that renders the complete Mahabharata into modern English prose.
- Very well researched, this series is one of the very few line by line translations of this great epic.
- The series editor, Ramesh Menon, has authored many popular books on mythology and modern renderings of several epics.
- This series is written in easily readable English, it is very accessible and would therefore find takers from across the spectrum of readers.