Mahabharata

Mahabharata
Author: Krishna Dharma
Publsiher: Torchlight Pub
Total Pages: 941
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9781887089173
ISBN 13: 1887089179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mahabharata Book Review:

One of the oldest and most cherished of all Indian classics, filled with deep spiritual wisdom, it is the story of five heroic brothers who were destined to rule a vast kingdom.

The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata
Author: John D. Smith
Publsiher: Penguin Classics
Total Pages: 833
Release: 2009-07-28
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015080890794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mahabharata Book Review:

The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. It is of immense importance to the culture of the Indian subcontinent, and is a major text of Hinduism. Its discussion of human goals (artha or 'purpose', kama or 'pleasure', dharma or 'duty', and moksha or 'liberation') takes place in a long-standing tradition, attempting to explain the relationship of the individual to society and the world (the nature of the 'Self') and the workings of karma.

The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN 10: 8184753888
ISBN 13: 9788184753882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mahabharata Book Review:

The Mahabharata is one of the greatest stories ever told. Though the basic plot is widely known, there is much more to the epic than the dispute between the Kouravas and Pandavas that led to the battle in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate fascinating meanderings and digressions, and it has rarely been translated in full, given its formidable length of 80,000 shlokas or couplets. This magnificent 10- volume unabridged translation of the epic is based on the Critical Edition compiled at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute. Volume 1 consists of most of Adi Parva, in which much happens before the Kouravas and the Pandavas actually arrive on the scene. This volume covers the origins of the Kuru clan; the stories of Poushya, Poulama and Astika; the births of the Kouravas and the Pandavas; the house of lac; the slaying of Hidimba and Baka; Droupadi’s marriage; and ends with the Pandavas obtaining their share of the kingdom. Every conceivable human emotion figures in the Mahabharata, the reason why the epic continues to hold sway over our imagination. In this lucid, nuanced and confident translation, Bibek Debroy makes the Mahabharata marvellouly accessible to contemporary readers.

Textuality and Inter textuality in the Mahabharata

Textuality and Inter textuality in the Mahabharata
Author: Pradeep Trikha
Publsiher: Sarup & Sons
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9788176256919
ISBN 13: 8176256919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textuality and Inter textuality in the Mahabharata Book Review:

Papers presented at the National Seminar on Textuality and Intertextuality in the Mahabharata : Myth, Meaning and Metamorphosis held at Ajmer.

The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata

The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2013-07-26
ISBN 10: 022621902X
ISBN 13: 9780226219028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata Book Review:

No other Sanskrit work approaches the Bhagavadgita in the influence it has exerted in the West. Philosophers such as Emerson and the other New England Transcendentalists were deeply affected by its insights, a dozen or more scholars, including Annie Besant and Mahatma Gandhi, have attempted its translation, and thousands of individuals struggling with the problems divided loyalties have found comfort and wisdom in its pages. The Bhagavadgita ("Song of the Lord") tells of the young and virtuous Prince Arjuna who is driven to lead his forces into battle against an opposing army composed of close relatives and others whom he loves. The Lord Krsna, appearing in the poem as Arjuna's friend and charioteer, persuades him that he must do battle, and we see Arjuna changing from revulsion at the thought of killing members of his family to resignation and awareness of duty, to manly acceptance of his role as warrior and defender of his kingdom. The Bhagavadgita is a self-contained episode in the Mahabharata, a vast collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and metaphysical doctrine that reflects the history and culture of the whole of Hindu civilization. The present edition forms a part of J. A. B. van Buitenen's widely acclaimed translation of this great work. Here English and Sanskrit are printed on facing pages, enabling those with some knowledge of Sanskrit to appreciate van Buitenen's accurate rendering of the intimate, familial tone and directness of the original poem.

Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata

Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata
Author: Simon Brodbeck,Brian Black
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2007-08-09
ISBN 10: 1134119941
ISBN 13: 9781134119943
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata Book Review:

The Sanskrit Mahabharata is one of the most important texts to emerge from the Indian cultural tradition. At almost 75,000 verses it is the longest poem in the world, and throughout Indian history it has been hugely influential in shaping gender and social norms. In the context of ancient India, it is the definitive cultural narrative in the construction of masculine, feminine and alternative gender roles. This book brings together many of the most respected scholars in the field of Mahabharata studies, as well as some of its most promising young scholars. By focusing specifically on gender constructions, some of the most innovative aspects of the Mahabharata are highlighted. Whilst taking account of feminist scholarship, the contributors see the Mahabharata as providing an opportunity to frame discussion of gender in literature not just in terms of the socio-historical roles of men and women. Instead they analyze the text in terms of the wider poetic and philosophical possibilities thrown up by the semiotics of gendering. Consequently, the book bridges a gap in text-critical methodology between the traditional philological approach and more recent trends in gender and literary theory. Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata will be appreciated by readers interested in South Asian studies, Hinduism, religious studies and gender studies.

The Mahabharata Volume 7

The Mahabharata  Volume 7
Author: Johannes Adrianus Bernardus Buitenen,James L. Fitzgerald
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 848
Release: 1973
ISBN 10: 0226252507
ISBN 13: 9780226252506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mahabharata Volume 7 Book Review:

The second-longest poem in world literature, this is an epic tale, replete with legends, romances, theology, and metaphysical doctrine written in Sanskrit. One of the foundational elements of Hindu culture, this work in its entirety consists of 75,000 stanzas in eighteen books, and this volume marks the resumption of its first complete modern English translation.--From book jacket.

The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata
Author: Chintaman Vinayak Vaidya
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1905
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: CHI:24179140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1894
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000120927342
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Mahabharata Secret

The Mahabharata Secret
Author: Christopher C Doyle
Publsiher: Om Books International
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2013-10-28
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mahabharata Secret Book Review:

244 BC Asoka the Great discovers an ancient and terrible secret—a secret buried deep in the Mahabharata; a secret that could destroy the world; a secret hidden away for over 2300 years… Present Day A retired nuclear scientist is murdered. He leaves only e-mails with clues for his nephew. He and his friends follow a trail through ciphers and 2000-year-old ruins. Pursued by powerful dark forces, caught between the secrets of the past and the intrigues of the present, can they unravel the mystery before an unspeakable horror is unleashed on the world… CHRISTOPHER C DOYLE graduated from St. Stephens College, Delhi, with a degree in Economics and studied Business Management at IIM Calcutta. Since childhood, his literary mentors have been Jules Verne, HG Wells, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, JRR Tolkein, Robert Jordan and Terry Brooks. Christopher has written articles on management and business for several publications, and is regularly invited to speak at conferences. He worked with leading multinationals before setting up a strategic consultancy in India in partnership with a US-based firm. He is also a certified Executive Coach and works with senior executives to help them achieve better results in the workplace. Work aside, Christopher is a musician and lives his passion for music through his band called Mid Life Crisis which plays classic rock. He lives in Gurgaon with his wife, daughter and two dogs. The Mahabharata Secret is his debut novel. USP An IIM graduate-turned-author, Christopher C Doyle is in the same league as Chetan Bhagat and Amish Tripathi Mahabharata Secret blends mythology and history with modern science and cutting edge technology A page turner with hi-octane suspense and intrigue Readership All fiction lovers, thriller junkies, history buffs, corporate yuppies, educational institutes, libraries and general trade readers.

Nonviolence in the Mahabharata

Nonviolence in the Mahabharata
Author: Alf Hiltebeitel
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2016-03-22
ISBN 10: 131723877X
ISBN 13: 9781317238775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonviolence in the Mahabharata Book Review:

In Indian mythological texts like the Mahābhārata and Rāmāyaṇa, there are recurrent tales about gleaners. The practice of "gleaning" in India had more to do with the house-less forest life than with residential village or urban life or with gathering residual post-harvest grains from cultivated fields. Gleaning can be seen a metaphor for the Mahābhārata poets’ art: an art that could have included their manner of gleaning what they made the leftovers (what they found useful) from many preexistent texts into Vyāsa’s “entire thought”—including oral texts and possibly written ones, such as philosophical debates and stories. This book explores the notion of non-violence in the epic Mahābhārata. In examining gleaning as an ecological and spiritual philosophy nurtured as much by hospitality codes as by eating practices, the author analyses the merits and limitations of the 9th century Kashmiri aesthetician Anandavardhana that the dominant aesthetic sentiment or rasa of the Mahābhārata is shanta (peace). Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent reading of the Mahabharata via the Bhagavad Gita are also studied. This book by one of the leaders in Mahābhārata studies is of interest to scholars of South Asian Literary Studies, Religious Studies as well as Peace Studies, South Asian Anthropology and History.

The Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated Into English Prose Adi parva 1893 Sabha parva 1899

The Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated Into English Prose  Adi parva  1893   Sabha parva  1899
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1884
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: WISC:89040410326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated Into English Prose Adi parva 1893 Sabha parva 1899 Book Review:

THE MAHABHARATA

THE MAHABHARATA
Author: Ramesh Menon
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2006-07-20
ISBN 10: 9780595845644
ISBN 13: 0595845649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

THE MAHABHARATA Book Review:

The Mahabharata is the more recent of India's two great epics, and by far the longer. First composed by the Maharishi Vyasa in verse, it has come down the centuries in the timeless oral tradition of guru and sishya, profoundly influencing the history, culture, and art of not only the Indian subcontinent but most of south-east Asia. At 100,000 couplets, it is seven times as long as the Iliad and the Odyssey combined: far and away the greatest recorded epic known to man. The Mahabharata is the very Book of Life: in its variety, majesty and, also, in its violence and tragedy. It has been said that nothing exists that cannot be found within the pages of this awesome legend. The epic describes a great war of some 5000 years ago, and the events that led to it. The war on Kurukshetra sees ten million warriors slain, brings the dwapara yuga to an end, and ushers in a new and sinister age: this present kali yuga, modern times. At the heart of the Mahabharata nestles the Bhagavad Gita, the Song of God. Senayor ubhayor madhye, between two teeming armies, Krishna expounds the eternal dharma to his warrior of light, Arjuna. At one level, all the restless action of the Mahabharata is a quest for the Gita and its sacred stillness. After the carnage, it is the Gita that survives, immortal lotus floating upon the dark waters of desolation: the final secret! With its magnificent cast of characters, human, demonic, and divine, and its riveting narrative, the Mahabharata continues to enchant readers and scholars the world over. This new rendering brings the epic to the contemporary reader in sparkling modern prose. It brings alive all the excitement, magic, and grandeur of the original-for our times.

Marvels and Mysteries of the Mahabharata

Marvels and Mysteries of the Mahabharata
Author: Abhijit Basu
Publsiher: One Point Six Technology Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2013-11-17
ISBN 10: 9381836787
ISBN 13: 9789381836781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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On the Meaning of the Mahabharata

On the Meaning of the Mahabharata
Author: Vishnu Sitaram Sukthankar
Publsiher: Motilal Banarsidass
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN 10: 8120815033
ISBN 13: 9788120815032
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Meaning of the Mahabharata Book Review:

It was in 1942 that the late Dr. V.S. Sukthankar was engaged to deliver four lectures on the 'Meaning of the Mahabharata' under the auspices of the University of Bombay. However, the fourth and last lecture was not delivered on account of his sad sudden demise on the morning of the day fixed for it. The Manuscript (Ms.) of these lectures-a veritable treasure to cherish had remained lost to the world of scholars for the long period of fifteen years. It bore the title "Four Lectures on the Meaning of the Mahabharata." This rather heavy-looking title has been abridged here in publication into the substantial title "On the Meaning of the Mahabharata." In a great many places, sentences or paragraphs have been placed in rectangular brackets in pencil. This bracketed material has been retained in the body of this book. Secondly, an alternative word or phrase is occasionally found written with a pencil in the margin along with an underscoring of the relevant word or words in the text. It is thought advisable to retain the text of the script as it stands, leaving such marginal alternatives alone. However, there is one exception: Dr. Sukthankar had rewritten in pencil almost a whole para at the end of the third lecture. This pencil-script is incorporated in the body of the book. A facsimile of this page is reproduced as the frontispiece. An English rendering of the German quotation from OLDENBURG is given in an Appendix for the convenience of the general reader. In Index, I Sanskrit quotations are printed in Devanagari for the benefit of those not quite conversant with the transliteration.

The Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated Into English Prose

The Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated Into English Prose
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1894
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: WISC:89094596558
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated Into English Prose Book Review:

The Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa

The Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1883
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433081887527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated Into English Prose anti parva 1890 1891

The Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated Into English Prose    anti parva  1890 1891
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1888
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: WISC:89035511112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa Translated Into English Prose anti parva 1890 1891 Book Review:

Dialogics of Self the Mahabharata and Culture

Dialogics of Self  the Mahabharata and Culture
Author: Lakshmi Bandlamudi
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0857284150
ISBN 13: 9780857284150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dialogics of Self the Mahabharata and Culture Book Review:

'Dialogics of Self, the Mahabharata and Culture: The History of Understanding and Understanding of History' explores the interrelationships between individual and cultural historical dynamics in interpreting texts, using key concepts from Bakhtin's theory of dialogics. This ambitious volume discusses the limits of fixed monologic discourses and the benefits of fluid dialogic discourses, and provides a cultural and psychological analysis of the epic Indian text the 'Mahabharata'. The problem addressed by 'Dialogics of Self, the Mahabharata and Culture' is not just how we understand and narrate history, but also how the very mechanism by which we understand and narrate history itself has a history. This volume is about the interplay of several histories – that of the individual, individual's past relationship to the text, which in turn is dependent on the nature of encounters they have had in the past, and the history of the text, and the very history of understanding.

The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata
Author: R. K. Narayan
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-02-12
ISBN 10: 022605747X
ISBN 13: 9780226057477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mahabharata Book Review:

The Mahabharata tells a story of such violence and tragedy that many people in India refuse to keep the full text in their homes, fearing that if they do, they will invite a disastrous fate upon their house. Covering everything from creation to destruction, this ancient poem remains an indelible part of Hindu culture and a landmark in ancient literature. Centuries of listeners and readers have been drawn to The Mahabharata, which began as disparate oral ballads and grew into a sprawling epic. The modern version is famously long, and at more than 1.8 million words—seven times the combined lengths of the Iliad and Odyssey—it can be incredibly daunting. Contemporary readers have a much more accessible entry point to this important work, thanks to R. K. Narayan’s masterful translation and abridgement of the poem. Now with a new foreword by Wendy Doniger, as well as a concise character and place guide and a family tree, The Mahabharata is ready for a new generation of readers. As Wendy Doniger explains in the foreword, “Narayan tells the stories so well because they’re all his stories.” He grew up hearing them, internalizing their mythology, which gave him an innate ability to choose the right passages and their best translations. In this elegant translation, Narayan ably distills a tale that is both traditional and constantly changing. He draws from both scholarly analysis and creative interpretation and vividly fuses the spiritual with the secular. Through this balance he has produced a translation that is not only clear, but graceful, one that stands as its own story as much as an adaptation of a larger work.