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Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan
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Intended to be a treatise on life itself, this epic poem embraces religion and ethics, polity and government, philosophy and the pursuit of salvation. This collection of more than 4,000 verses is supplemented by a glossary, genealogical tables, and an index correlating the verses with the original Sanskrit text.

Hardcover, 254 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Motilal Banarsidass,India (first published July 1965)
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This is a really good abridged translation, giving the major plot points in an 18 book epic, while completely cutting out books like Gita. It is a great introduction to the Indian epic for any student or curious reader.

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