The Mahabharata: An English Version Based on Selected Verses

Paperback | November 5, 1997

Translated byChakravarthi V. Narasimhan

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Intended to be a treatise on life itself, this epic poem embraces religion and ethics, polity and government, philosophy and the pursuit of salvation. This collection of more than 4,000 verses is supplemented by a glossary, genealogical tables, and an index correlating the verses with the original Sanskrit text.

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Intended to be a treatise on life itself, this epic poem embraces religion and ethics, polity and government, philosophy and the pursuit of salvation. This collection of more than 4,000 verses is supplemented by a glossary, genealogical tables, and an index correlating the verses with the original Sanskrit text.

Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan was educated at Madras University in India and at Oxford University. From 1937 to 1956 he worked in the Indian Civil Service, and for the next twenty-two years he worked at the undersecretary-general level at the United Nations.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:254 pages, 5.4 × 8 × 0.68 inPublished:November 5, 1997Publisher:Columbia University Press

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ISBN - 10:0231110553

ISBN - 13:9780231110556

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Paperback EditionPrefaceGuide to PronounciationIntroductionAdi Parva (Chapters I-XIX)Sabha Parva (XX-XXIV)Aranyaka Parva (XXV-XXIX)Virata Parva (XXX-XXXIV)Udyoga Parva (XXXV-XLVII)Bhisma Parva (XLVIII-LVIII)Drona Parva (LIX-LXVI)Karna Parva (LXVII-LXIX)Salya Parva (LXX-LXXVI)Sauptika Parva (LXXVII-LXXX)Stri Parva (LXXXI-LXXXIII)Santi Parva (LXXXIV)Anusasana Parva (LXXXV)Asvamedha Parva (LXXXVI-LXXXVII)Asramavasika Parva (LXXXVIII-XC)Mausala Parva (XCI-XCIII)Mahaprasthanika Parva (XCIV-XCV)Svarga-Arohanika Parva (XCVI-XCIX)Genealogical TablesGlossaryList of Alternative NamesIndex of Verses on Which English Version Is Based