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The Mahabharata is a grand and timeless story, the oldest and longest epic in the world. It is a story as enthralling as it is moving, as wise as it is entertaining, a living fount of wisdom for Hindus everywhere; an epic legend that has endured the millennia.
A royal family split in two and caught in a lethal conflict: the righteous Pandava brothers, aided by the divine Kr
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Published December 25th 2011
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Jamie Mason
Jan 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve always loved mythologies. Like most of my American contemporaries, Greek and Roman myths were part of our school curriculum. On my own, I sought out Native American and Norse tales. As I let them, they spilled the secrets of the forces and spirits that put color and flourish over the grey cogs of physics and rationalism. I’ve loved these stories for the freedom from the strictly literal that they offer; the chance to swim in what it says of humanity in the stories we invent to explain the u ...more
Shelley Schanfield
There are many retellings of the Mahabharata, India's classic epic. I have read several and would recommend Sons of Gods for anyone not already familiar with this ancient tale.

Taken as a whole, the Mahabharata is unwieldy, to say the least. It is filled with digressions and stories within stories that resist linear narrative. Sharon Maas's version is admirably streamlined for readers who want to get a grounding in the basic story before exploring in more detail the rambling conglomeration of my
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Amit Herlekar
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a coincidence when I was browsing through my news stream of goodreads.com and a post caught my eye. It was the announcement of a free giveaway of this book: Sons Of Gods - Mahabharatha posted by the author: Sharon Maas. Since I was disappointed with C. Rajagopalachari's version of Mahabharata, I was keenly looking for a better work of the great epic written in English. I wasted no time in showing my interest in reading her work. She sent it to me right away. When I read the prologue and I ...more
Arunita
First of all thanks a lot to the author for offering a soft version of this book while I was going to wait forever for the hard copy to release.Despite not being a die hard Karna Fan I have to say this is a Karna centred(as mentioned by author herself)book which does not twist and turn facts to suit the glorification of its central character.It is a very short retelling I would say(18 days war description only can cover a single book ) but the way of narrating the story is good and entertaining. ...more
Ajay Taneja
Nov 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fantastic
Sheetal Maurya - Godse (Halo of Books)
Mahabharat, the great epic has been written and retold in various ways. I have read this epic from the perception of almost all the characters, still, this epic never fails to amaze me. Amidst the corona pandemic and nationwide lockdown, Doordashran has telecasted the old and beautiful TV series, Mahabharat (made in 1988) again. It was a great experience to rewatch this TV series. Star plus is also re telecasting the Mahabharat TV series (Made in 2013). So, yes, it was a great opportunity to dwe ...more
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This is the best English version of The Mahabharata. Here is my review. ...more
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I loved the book. The description of the people and the objects were wonderful. I love the hidden messages.
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This retelling of the Mahabharata has been my introduction to the Hindu classic. I found it interesting, but a book I will need to reread again in the future.
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Sharon Maas was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1951, and a sense of adventure has followed her around the world. In 1971 she spent a year backpacking around South America, followed by a few months with pioneering friends in the Guyana rainforest, followed by an overland trip to India, followed by a year in a Hindu Ashram.

She settled in Germany where she married, studied, worked, and raised children
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