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The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata
A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic

by R. K. Narayan

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2016-02-12
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 022605747X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata
A Modern Rendering

by Ramesh Menon

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2006-07
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN : 0595401872
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2015-06-01
  • Pages : 752
  • ISBN : 9351185672
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is the aftermath of the war in Volume 8. Ashvatthama kills all the remaining Pandavas—with the exception of the five Pandava brothers—and Panchalas. The funeral ceremonies for the dead warriors are performed. Bhishma’s teachings in the Shanti Parva, after Yudhishthira is crowned, is about duties to be followed under different circumstances.

The Mahabharata Secret

The Mahabharata Secret
A Book

by Christopher C Doyle

  • Publisher : Om Books International
  • Release : 2013-10-28
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Religious Doctrines in the Mahābhārata

Religious Doctrines in the Mahābhārata
A Book

by Nicholas Sutton

  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN : 9788120817005
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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exhorting his audience to shed their delusions, pretensions and empty

Memorable Characters from the Rāmāyaṇa and the Mahābhārata

Memorable Characters from the Rāmāyaṇa and the Mahābhārata
A Book

by Chandra Mauli Mani

  • Publisher : Northern Book Centre
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 9788172112578
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The book entitled Memorable Characters from The Ramayana and The Mahabharata by Chandra Mauli Mani highlights the excellent qualities of head and heart of the characters in the great epics and their achievements which have universal appeal. Apart from being useful for the general reader, it has something to offer to the discerning reader.

On the Meaning of the Mahabharata

On the Meaning of the Mahabharata
A Book

by Vishnu Sitaram Sukthankar

  • Publisher : Motilal Banarsidass
  • Release : 2016-01-01
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 8120815033
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

The Mahabharata
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1886
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Pitambar Publishing
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 9788120907324
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kṛṣṇa Ḍvaipāyana Vyāsa and the Mahābhārata

Kṛṣṇa Ḍvaipāyana Vyāsa and the Mahābhārata
A New Interpretation

by Bruce M. Sullivan

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9789004088986
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Authorship of the great Sanskrit language epic poem of India, the Mahābhārata, is attributed to the sage Kṛsṇa Dvaipāyana Vyāsa. This study focuses on the depiction of Vyāsa in the Mahābhārata, where he is an important character in the tale he is credited with composing. Other scholars have interpreted Vyāsa as an incarnation of Nārāyana Visṇu. This study, however, demonstrates that he is so depicted only very rarely in the epic, and that elsewhere the Mahābhārata portrays Vyāsa as corresponding meaningfully with Brahmā. Vyāsa is, in fact, the earthly counterpart to Brahmā in the Mahābhārata, as Kṛsṇa is of Visṇu, etc. The interpretation of Vyāsa is enriched by the different perspectives provided by other literature, including dramas, Jātaka tales, Arthasāstra, and Purāṇas.

The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata
A Book

by Meera Uberoi

  • Publisher : Penguin Books India
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN : 9780143033585
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Modern Retelling Of An Ancient Tale Of Power, Love, Duty And Revenge To Indians, The Mahabharata Is Not Merely A Story Of The Power Struggle Between Princes Divided On The Issue Of Inheritance. It Is Representative Of Human Nature And Of Life Itself, For Woven Into The Elaborate Narrative Of A Heroic Tale Are Writings On Ethics, Law, Philosophy, History, Geography, Statecraft And Religion. Meera Uberoi Has Retold This Epic Tale Of Love And Hatred, Joy And Sorrow, Pride And Endurance, With Great Lucidity. Heroes And Villains, Kings And Queens All Come Alive Through Her Use Of The Modern Idiom. Weaving The Metaphors, Similes And Allegories Of The Original Into The Main Narrative, Uberoi Makes The Lessons Of The Mahabharata More Relevant Than Ever To The Modern Reader. Well-Paced&Uberoi S Mahabharata Reads Like English, Yet Retains Some Measure Of Nuance From The Original Sanskrit Arshia Sattar, Indian Review Of Books Meera Uberoi S Language Is Simple And Spare&The Story Moves At A Fast Pace Without Flagging Hindu

Nonviolence in the Mahabharata

Nonviolence in the Mahabharata
Siva’s Summa on Rishidharma and the Gleaners of Kurukshetra

by Alf Hiltebeitel

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-03-22
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 131723877X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

In Dialogue with the Mahābhārata

In Dialogue with the Mahābhārata
A Book

by Brian Black

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2020-09-16
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1000177424
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mahābhārata has been explored extensively as a work of mythology, epic poetry, and religious literature, but the text’s philosophical dimensions have largely been under-appreciated by Western scholars. This book explores the philosophical implications of the Mahābhārata by paying attention to the centrality of dialogue, both as the text’s prevailing literary expression and its organising structure. Focusing on five sets of dialogues about controversial moral problems in the central story, this book shows that philosophical deliberation is an integral part of the narrative. Black argues that by paying attention to how characters make arguments and how dialogues unfold, we can better appreciate the Mahābhārata’s philosophical significance and its potential contribution to debates in comparative philosophy today. This is a fresh perspective on the Mahābhārata that will be of great interest to any scholar working in religious studies, Indian/South Asian religions, comparative philosophy, and world literature.

The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata

The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2013-07-26
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN : 022621902X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

On the Mahābhārata. [By T. Goldstuecker.]

On the Mahābhārata. [By T. Goldstuecker.]
A Book

by Theodor Goldstücker

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1868
  • Pages : 43
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ramopakhyana - The Story of Rama in the Mahabharata

Ramopakhyana - The Story of Rama in the Mahabharata
A Sanskrit Independent-Study Reader

by Peter Scharf

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-01-02
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN : 1136846557
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The most popular story in all of India and a classic of world literature is summarised in 728 verses in the great epic Mahabharata. Intended for independent study or classroom use for students of various levels who have had a basic introduction to Sanskrit, this fully annotated edition of the Ramopakhyana supplies all the information required for complete comprehension. It contains the Devanagari text, Roman transliteration, sandhi analysis, Sanskrit prose equivalents to the verses, syntactic and cultural notes, and the English translation, and word-by-word grammatical analysis.

The Mahabharata, Volume 1

The Mahabharata, Volume 1
Book 1: The Book of the Beginning

by Anonim

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2011-05-04
  • Pages : 545
  • ISBN : 022621754X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Selections from the Mahābhārata

Selections from the Mahābhārata
A Book

by Francis Johnson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1842
  • Pages : 2
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Selections in Sanskrit with copious notes in English-intended for students of the Sanskrit language.

Textuality and Inter-textuality in the Mahabharata

Textuality and Inter-textuality in the Mahabharata
Myth, Meaning and Metamorphosis

by Pradeep Trikha

  • Publisher : Sarup & Sons
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 201
  • ISBN : 9788176256919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Papers presented at the National Seminar on Textuality and Intertextuality in the Mahabharata : Myth, Meaning and Metamorphosis held at Ajmer.

The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1886
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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