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I started reading it a few days ago. Should I read the Mahabharata before or after? Are the main topics covered well enough in The Palace of Illusions? Does the change of the narrator have an impact on the epic itself?

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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?
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