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The Mahabharata is an Indian epic, in its original Sanskrit probably the largest ever composed. Combined with the Ramayana, it embodies the essence of the Indian cultural heritage.... The Mahabharata is an absorbing tale of a feud between two branches of a single Indian ruling family that culminates in a vast, cataclysmic battle.... (Buck) has retold the story so that the modern reader will not be discouraged from knowing and loving the stories as he did himself. - Focus on Asian Studies Newsletter.

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ISBN-13: 9780520305588
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,274,945
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.

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Mahabharata 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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I was engrossed in this story from beginning to end. William Buck painstakenly took what would be a 5,000 plus page translation and turns it into a workable epic for western readers. The combination of adventure with wonderful ancient Indian spiritual insight makes this a gem.