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The Mahabharata
The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata

by Meera Uberoi

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Language

English

Publisher

Penguin

ISBN

0143033581 - Year: 2005 - Pages: 472

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Meera Uberoi
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 472
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143033581

Description

A modern retelling of an ancient tale of power, love, duty and revenge.

To Indians, the Mahabharata is not merely a story of the power struggle between princes divided on the issue of inheritance. It is representative of human nature and of life itself, for woven into the elaborate narrative of a heroic tale are writings on ethics, law, philosophy, history, geography, statecraft and religion.

Meera Uberoi has retold this epic tale of love and hatred, joy and sorrow, pride and endurance, with great lucidity. Heroes and villains, kings and queens all come alive through her use of the modern idiom. Weaving the metaphors, similes and allegories of the original into the main narrative, Uberoi makes the lessons of the Mahabharata more relevant than ever to the modern reader.

REVIEWS

Well-paced, Uberoi’s Mahabharata reads like English, yet retains some measure of nuance from the original Sanskrit.
-Arshia Sattar, Indian Review of Books

Meera Uberoi’s language is simple and spare, the story moves at a fast pace without flagging.
-Hindu

Contents

INTRODUCTION

THE MAHABHARATA

Epilogue

Glossary of Names

Glossary of Sanskrit Words

Index

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