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Mahabharata, Book 1: The Book of the Beginning

Mahabharata, Book 1: The Book of the Beginning

by J. A. B. van Buitenen, J. A. Van Buitenen
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The Mahabharata, an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine. The core of this great work is the epic struggle between five heroic brothers, the Pandavas, and their one hundred contentious cousins for rule of the land. This is the first volume in what will ultimately become a multi volume edition encompassing all eighteen books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226846637
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 02/28/1980
Series: Mahabharata Series
Pages: 545
Sales rank: 983,441
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

The Mahabharata: Introduction
Spelling and Pronunciation of Sanskrit
The Mahabharata: Summary
The Mahabharata Translated
Book 1. The Book of Beginning
Summaries and Translation
Notes to Text
Names of Important Persons
Concordance of Critical Edition and Bombay Edition

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Mahabharata, Book 1: The Book of the Beginning 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
kamwb on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amazing epic of India. Depicting the exile and eventual victory of the five Pandva brothers aided by Krishna. More absorbing than Homer's Illaid.
MarioRiosPinot More than 1 year ago
This is the best edition, it sure beats those condensed, abridged, mutalated editions. I mean how would you have the Judeo-Christian Bible in say 100 pages? You could have select stories but...Anyway I am enjoying it. I write small articles for a small newspaper, I've written one on the Ramayana, sort of book report, review, briefly retelling that story. And another on Arjuna brother of Yudhisthira the son of Dharma, really good entertainment. What would a movie look like? Thank you.