Nikhil This is book doesn't cover all of Mahabharat in detail. If you are interested in the story of Mahabharat, then you should read that first. But after that, this book should be on your mind. All the major events are covered in this book. The change of narrator doesn't affect the happenings, but the way we perceive the deeds, the motivations behind those deeds and thus the epic itself. Isn't that why we are interested in Mahabharat?