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Originally published in the year 1951, the huge popularity of the book has resulted in the book being re-printed several times. Centuries ago, it was proclaimed of the Mahabharata: "What is not in it, is nowhere." But even now, we can use the same words about it. He who knows it not, knows not the heights and depths of the soul; he misses the trials and tragedy and the beauty and grandeur of life. More details: The Mahabharata is not a mere epic; it is a romance, telling the tale of heroic men and women, and of some who were divine; it is a whole literature in itself, containing a code of life, a philosophy of social and ethical relations, and speculative thought on human problems that is hard to rival; but, above all, it has for its core the Gita, which is, as the world is beginning to find out, the noblest of scriptures and the grandest of sagas in which the climax is reached in the wondrous apocalypse in the Eleventh Canto. The book's popularity is such that it has run into forty two reprints.

    Paperback, 444 pages
    Published 2012
  • Original Title : Mahabharata
  • Publisher : Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
  • Genre : Mahabharata ,
  • ISBN : 8172763689 (ISBN13: 9788172763688)
  • Language : English
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rahul rated it
February 02, 2019
The book is a quick read and a summarised version of Mahabharata. It is well written and an interesting read. Recommended for beginners, young adults and children. However, if you have a deep or academic interest, you should choose a longer critical version that captures details properly.
Venkat rated it
January 05, 2019
Wonderful narrative by Rajaji. The sheer number of characters and how they are interwoven could not have been possible if it was only a conception of a story. Itihasa - or so it happened means that it is a narration of happening. It is a must read for our children - for the content and the value it offers


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