Mahabharata Book Six (Volume 1): Bhishma by Alex CherniakMahabharata Book Six (Volume 1): Bhishma by Alex Cherniak

Mahabharata Book Six (Volume 1): Bhishma

Translated byAlex Cherniak

Hardcover | August 1, 2008

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"Bhishma," the sixth book of the eighteen-book epic The Maha.bhárata, narrates the first ten days of the great war between the Káuravas and the Pándavas. This first volume covers four days from the beginning of the great battle and includes the famous "Bhágavad.gita ("The Song of the Lord"), presented here within its original epic context. In this "bible" of Indian civilization the charioteer Krishna empowers his disciple Árjuna to resolve his personal dilemma: whether to follow his righteous duty as a warrior and slay his opponent relatives in the just battle, or to abstain from fighting and renounce the warrior code to which he is born.

Title:Mahabharata Book Six (Volume 1): BhishmaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:450 pages, 6.5 × 4.5 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 2008Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0814716962

ISBN - 13:9780814716960

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