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A grand and complex epic, comparable in scale to the Greek Iliad and Odyssey, The Mahabharatha tells an ancient tale of war, kingship, honor and revenge. It narrates the fortunes of a royal household torn by conflict. Unable to decide on a suitable heir to a throne he has sworn to protect, an ancient patriarch gives in to the capricious demands of warring cousins. Hatred a ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Tara Books (first published January 1st 1996)
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Ishita Chouhan
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this in English. It's an amazing book to introduce children to the Indian epic. I really loved the foreword and it amazed me how an 11 year old girl didn't vibe with Ramayana and why we prefers draupadi over sita.
Maria Fernanda
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book for adults and children, for anyone who doesn't know this epic history, which dialogues with our lives, either western or eastern.
Marcy prager
Mar 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is the myth of the Five Brothers Pandavas, who war with their cousins, the Kauravas. Deep within this story is the meaning of a "pure" life, and revenge given to those who are corrupt. It is not hard to keep track of the families because their lines are recorded on the first two pages of the book. Through marriage and death, sorrow and happiness, the reader becomes aware of India in the past - its religion and beliefs. The reincarnation of the revered gods are the ones who survive. Their po ...more
Suchitra
Mar 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: by-us-for-us
This is especially a good book for anyone who needs an introduction to the Mahabharata......kids or adults....
The Mahabharata explained easily but still not losing its flavour! Enjoyed reading it . This is part one. Plan to read part two when I get hold of it.
Neelima
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved the book.
Sahir D'souza.
I read this so long ago that I don't remember it too well. I loved Part 2 so much that I'm dying to read this one again.
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Samhita Arni has been interested in Hindu mythology since she was a child. She has written The Mahabaharata: A Child’s View, a version of another great Indian epic, which has been translated into seven languages and was named Book of the Month by the German Academy for Youth Literature and Media, and one of the Best Published Books of 2004 by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. It also won the Elsa M ...more

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