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The Mahabharata by Vyasa: the epic of ancient India condensed into English verse

The Mahabharata by Vyasa: the epic of ancient India condensed into English verse by Romesh C Dutt
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The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. Traditionally, the authorship of the Mahabharata is attributed to Vyasa. With more than 74,000 verses, Mahabharata is said to be the longest poem. Mahabharata tells the story of the epic Kurukshetra War and the fates of the cousin brothers Kauravas and the Pandavas. But more than that the Mahabharata contains much philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life" or 'purusharthas'. The latter are enumerated as dharma (right action), artha (purpose), kama (pleasure), and moksha (liberation). (Introduction by om123)

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[Frontespiece: The Banishment]

MAHA BHARATA

THE EPIC OF ANCIENT INDIA

CONDENSED INTO ENGLISH VERSE

By Romesh C. Dutt C.I.E.

MDCCCXCIX Published by J. M. Dent and Co. Aldine House London W. C.

To THE MARQUIS OF RIPON Ever gratefully remembered by my countrymen for his just and benevolent administration and for his generous and helpful measures for the introduction of self government in India

This translation of the ancient epic of my country is respectfully dedicated

Contents

BOOK PAGE I. Astra Darsana (The Tournament) 1 II. Swayamvara (The Bride's Choice) 14 III. Rajasuya (The Imperial Sacrifice) 28 IV. Dyuta (The Fatal Dice) 42 V. Pativrata Mahatmya (Woman's Love) 55 VI. Go Harana (Cattle Lifting) 73 VII. Udyoga (The Preparation) 86 VIII. Bhishma Badha (Fall of Bhishma) 100 IX. Drona Badha (Fall of Drona) 119 X. Karna Badha (Fall of Karna) 136 XI. Sraddha (Funeral Rites) 151 XII... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 2 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - February 10, 2013
The man reading the story is very difficult to understand, strong accent and flat :( Too bad. I was really excited to find this free version, not a good reading.
Reviewer: - November 25, 2012
Subject: The Reader...
Horrible congestion on the part of the reader. Uncomfortable to listen to. Sounds like someone holding a child's nose and asking them to speak!


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