The Mahabharata, Volume 1: Book 1: The Book of the Beginning

Paperback | February 15, 1980

Translated byJ. A. B. van Buitenen

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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.

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'The Mahabharata, an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine.

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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 volum...

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'The Mahabharata, an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:545 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1.4 inPublished:February 15, 1980Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226846636

ISBN - 13:9780226846637

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Table of Contents

Preface
The Mahabharata: Introduction
Spelling and Pronunciation of Sanskrit
The Mahabharata: Summary
The Mahabharata Translated
Book 1. The Book of Beginning
Introduction
Contents
Summaries and Translation
Notes to Text
Names of Important Persons
Concordance of Critical Edition and Bombay Edition
Index

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'The Mahabharata, an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine.