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The Mahabharata, Volume 1

Book 1: The Book of the Beginning

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.

Information on future volumes in this translation of the Mahabharata.

545 pages | 6 x 9-1/4 | © 1973

Asian Studies: South Asia

Literature and Literary Criticism: Asian Languages

Religion: South and East Asian Religions

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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