Author: S C NarulaPublisher: RupaYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 250ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129101025
Vyasa wrote Shrimad Bhagavata after he had finished composing the Mahabharata. It is in the ninth canto of Bhagavata that some of the interesting anecdotes are included. These anecdotes retold here bring to light a complex web of human characters, situations and emotions. The subtle development of the human element makes these characters, their motivations and circumstances, relevant to all times. The attempt here, the author says, is to give the characters and situations in these tales a habitation and a name so that they get a recognizable validity in today’s world.
PrefaceThe Strange Life of SudyumnaNabhaagThe Sage Chyavana and SukanyaKing Ambareesha and DurvasaThe Story of VikukshiThe Strange Birth of MandhaataThe Tale of Sage SaubheriAnshumaanThe Fate of Childless SaudasaKing NimiKing Pururavas of the Chandra DynastyYayaatiDushyanta and the Birth of BharataThe Royal House of Shantanu and the Pandavs