Mahabharata

Mahabharata

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Overview

Few works in world literature have inspired so vast an audience in nations with radically different languages and cultures as the Mahabharata. Written some 2,000 years ago and probably the longest Indian epic ever composed, it is a story of dynastic struggle that culminates in a fatal clash between two branches of a single ruling family. It is a moral and philosophical tale as well as a historical one. In his introduction, Sanskritist B. A. van Nooten notes that apart from William Buck’s rendition no other English version has been able to capture the blend of religion and martial spirit that pervades the original epic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520305588
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 399,400
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

William Buck (1933-1970) was a Sanskritist, devoting his life's work to modern retellings of the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and the unfinished Harivamsa.

Table of Contents

Publisher’s Preface
Introduction

PART I. IN THE BEGINNING
1. A Mine of Jewels and Gems
2. The Ring and the Well
3. Fire and Flame
4. Indraprastha
5. The Falling Sand

PART II. IN THE MIDDLE
6. Nala and Damayanti
7. The Th ousand-Petaled Lotus
8. An Iron Net
9. Virata
10. The Invasion
11. Do Not Tell
12. Sanjaya Returns
13. Trees of Gold
14. The Enchanted Lake
15. The Night

PART III. IN THE END
16. The Blade of Grass
17. The Lonely Encounter
18. Parikshita
19. The Timeless Path
20. The City of Gates

Notes
Reference List of Characters

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