Mahabharata The
by Smith John D (trans) (9780140446814)

Mahabharata The

Smith John D (trans)

Release Date: 29 June 2009
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 833
Category: Literature & Literary Studies
ISBN: 9780140446814

A new selection from the national epic of India
Originally composed in Sanskrit sometime between 400 BC and 400 AD, "The Mahabharata"awith one hundred thousand stanzas of verseais one of the longest poems in existence. At the heart of the saga is a conflict between two branches of a royal family whose feud culminates in a titanic eighteen-day battle. Exploring such timeless subjects as "dharma" (duty), "artha" (purpose), and "kama" (pleasure) in a mythic world of warfare, magic, and beauty, this is a magnificent and legendary Hindu text of immense importance to the culture of the Indian subcontinent.

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