If there ever was an epic that touches upon every conceivable human emotion and poses the most complex of questions, it has to be the Mahabharata, the most famous of stories from India.
The deadly rivalry between the royal cousins, the Pandavas and the Kauravas, can only end one wayin the mightiest of battles imaginable. The gods watch in dismay as the opponents draw up their forces.
Will the mighty warriors Bhishma and Drona survive to see the end? And what of Karna? Where will his loyalties liewith his true friend Duryodhana, or with his brothers, the Pandavas? Lord Krishna sees what is about to happen, and is so concerned that he comes to earth to counsel the mortals, especially the distraught Arjuna.
In the last book of this exciting three-part series, the final battle fought on the field at Kurukshetra decides who will triumph and who will fall.
About the Author
One of the best translators in India, PREMA JAYAKUMAR quit her job with a top bank in India to work on translations full time. Her latest translation, Wind from the Hills, was shortlisted for the Crossword Award 2008 and longlisted for the Golden Quill Award. Her translation of the famous Malayalam book Yakshi was picked by the BBC for their ‘Off the Bookshelf’, while her translation of Pandavapuram has inspired a Bengali movie. Apart from translations, she writes for periodicals and newspapers. Prema is also a Sanskrit scholar, with a passion for the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.
K.R. RAJI is a professional painter. She studied Fine Arts at the National School of Arts, Manjeri, and has shown her work at many painting exhibitions. She has also participated in artists’ camps in Kerala and further afield.