The Mahabharata, Volume 3

Van Buitenen J A B
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... Read More
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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 third volume of van Buitenen's acclaimed translation of the definitive Poona edition of the text. Book 4, The Book of Virata, begins as a burlesque, but the mood soon darkens amid molestation, raids, and Arjuna's battle with the principal heroes of the enemy. Book 5, The Book of the Effort, relates the attempts of the Pandavas to negotiate the return of their patrimony. They are refused so much as a "pinprick of land," and both parties finally march to battle.
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Publisher University of Chicago Press
ISBN-10 0226846652
ISBN-13 9780226846651
GTIN-13 9780226846651
GTIN-14 09780226846651
Series Mahabharata
Series Number 3
Subtitle Book 4: The Book of the Virata; Book 5: The Book of the Effort
Author Van Buitenen J A B
Edition 1
Language Code eng
Page Count 582
Publication Date Nov 14, 1983
Dimension 6.01 in 9.31 in 1.61 in