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Mahabharata: The Condensed Version of the World's Greatest Epic
     

Mahabharata: The Condensed Version of the World's Greatest Epic

by Krishna Dharma
 

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As the divinely beautiful Draupadi rose from the fire, a voice rang out from the heavens foretelling a terrible destiny. "She will cause the destruction of countless warriors." And so begins one of the most fabulous stories of all time.

Mahabharata plunges us into a wondrous and ancient world of romance and adventure. In this exciting new rendition of the renowned

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As the divinely beautiful Draupadi rose from the fire, a voice rang out from the heavens foretelling a terrible destiny. "She will cause the destruction of countless warriors." And so begins one of the most fabulous stories of all time.

Mahabharata plunges us into a wondrous and ancient world of romance and adventure. In this exciting new rendition of the renowned classic, Krishna Dharma condenses the epic into a fast-paced novel that fully retains the majestic mood of the original.

A powerful and moving tale, it recounts the history of the five heroic Pandava brothers and their celestial wife. Cheated of their kingdom and sent into exile by their envious cousins, they set off on a fascinating journey in which they encounter mystical sages, mighty kings, and a host of gods and demons. Profound spiritual themes underline the enthralling narrative, making it one of the world's most revered texts. Culminating in an apocalyptic war, Mahabharata is a masterpiece of suspense, intrigue, and illuminating wisdom.

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
Dharma successfully captures the mood and majesty of a rich and ancient epic and, in the process, does full justice to the critical elements of the complex story? A well-wrought saga that will be appreciated by Western readers and admirably serve to introduce a new generation to the rich spiritual, cultural, and historic legacy of India. Highly recommended.
Mahesh Nair
Rarely, if ever, has an ancient epic received such modern blockbuster treatment? The narrative moves effortlessly, often as racily as a thriller, without compromising the elevated style and diction. The visual imagery is every bit as impressive as anything achieved in the cinematic editions.
India Today
James F. DeRoche
Dharma’s Mahabharata is very readable, its tone elevated without being ponderous. Though condensed, it still runs to more than 900 pages and would interest all serious students of Hinduism. Recommended for academic libraries and public libraries with collections on religion.
Library Journal
Rachel Styer
When I dove into the Mahabharata, I expected something along the lines of a dry Arabian Knights, but what I got was something else! Once I began to read, I just could not tear my mind away from the book. Even as I write this, my mind lingers on the glorious spiritual Indian mythology captured on its pages. If you are looking for a cross between Arthurian legends and cultural epic spiked with romance, and overarching spiritual guidance, Mahabharata is for you. Aside from the wonderful magical tales, the novel is an ancient authority on karma, reincarnation, and yoga.
Magical Blend Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781514271476
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/22/2015
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

Krishna Dharma has been a teacher and scholar of the ancient Sanskrit writings of India for the past 25 years. He is the author of the world's best selling English additions of Mahabharata and Ramayana. He currently lives with his family in Radlett, England, where he lectures, broadcasts, and writes.

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