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An Introduction To Vyasa’s Mahabharata
An Introduction To Vyasa’s Mahabharata

An Introduction To Vyasa’s Mahabharata

by P. Lal

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Language

English

Publisher

Writers Workshop

ISBN

8181573382 - Year: 2005 - Pages: 83

Binding

Hardcover

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Author: P. Lal
Publisher: Writers Workshop
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 83
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8181573382

Description

From Author's Preface:


There are many condensed versions in English of Mahabharata of Vyasa but the only one that can be called a translation is Dr. V. Raghavan’s rendering which, by shortening the 100,000 shlokas, is microscopic in its compression. My aim has been to re-tell the story of the Kurukshetra war at greater length but always in Vyasa’s own words, without simplifying, interpreting, or elaborating. I have selected only such shlokas as formed a continuous narrative, leaving out the large clutch of sub-stories, legends, peripheral digressions and other tangential material that is fascinating by itself but not absolutely relevant to the tale of the Kaurava-Pandava conflict.

Some readers may wonder why the transcreation in this book differs sometimes from the transcreation of the same passages in my continuing sholka-by-shloka complete version. This is probably due to the fact that the passages happened to be transcreated at different times, the differences being the result of changes in my understanding and appreciation of Vyasa.

Contents

THE DOOMSDAY EPIC

THE HARD CORE NARRATIVE

COMPLEXITY OF CHARACTERIZATION

THE MESSAGE OF THE MAHABHARATA

TRANSLATING THE MAHABHARATA

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