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The Mahabharata: An English Version Based on Selected Verses (Translations from the Asian Classics)

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Intended to be a treatise on life itself, this epic poem embraces religion and ethics, polity and government, philosophy and the pursuit of salvation. This collection of more than 4,000 verses is supplemented by a glossary, genealogical tables, and an index correlating the verses with the original Sanskrit text.

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"The Mahabharata" is the longest and, in some ways, the greatest epic poem in any language. Intended to be a treatise on life itself, it embraces religion and ethics, polity and government, philosophy and the pursuit of salvation. The shortest recension of the Sanskrit version consists of some 88,000 verses. The main narrative, however, is the story of the rivalry between the cousins, the Pandavas and the Kauravas, which culminates in the great battle of Kuruksetra.

Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan here introduces and presents the portions dealing with this story and its central theme of the universal destruction and evil of war. His prose translation of approximately 4000 verses is supplemented by a glossary, genealogical tables, and an index correlating the verses with the original Sanskrit text.

About the Author

Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan was educated at Madras University in India and at Oxford University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231110556
Other:
Narasimhan, Chakravarthi V.
Other:
De Bary, William Theodore
Translator:
Narasimhan, Chakravarthi V.
Author:
Narasimhan, Chakravarthi V.
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Mahabharata
Subject:
Epic poetry, Sanskrit -- Translations into English.
Subject:
Epic poetry, Sanskrit.
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Hinduism-General
Edition Number:
Rev. pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Revised Paperback
Series:
Translations from the Asian Classics (Paperback)
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English.
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
254
Dimensions:
8.25x5.53x.67 in. .73 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "The Mahabharata" is the longest and, in some ways, the greatest epic poem in any language. Intended to be a treatise on life itself, it embraces religion and ethics, polity and government, philosophy and the pursuit of salvation. The shortest recension of the Sanskrit version consists of some 88,000 verses. The main narrative, however, is the story of the rivalry between the cousins, the Pandavas and the Kauravas, which culminates in the great battle of Kuruksetra.

Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan here introduces and presents the portions dealing with this story and its central theme of the universal destruction and evil of war. His prose translation of approximately 4000 verses is supplemented by a glossary, genealogical tables, and an index correlating the verses with the original Sanskrit text.

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