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Mahabharata by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa
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Mar 02, 2011

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bookshelves: poetry, mythology

Read the really really abridged version in my English class..
as in I only read the part of the Mahabharata on King Sibi. xD
Well, either way, I've got to say that Indian legends/myths truly are fascinating to me and I thought that the huge-self sacrifice of the king was interesting as well as his conversation with the hawk.

The only thing that gave me the shudders and the shivers was the fact that the king had to cut off part of his leg during the self-sacrifice...But hey, Ravana took part in puja by sacrificing like 9 of his heads! Either way, interesting story and a MUST-READ for those who like Indian culture and stories.

I'm going to learn more about the Mahabharata's complex story as a whole with abridged and cut out details because I learned from Mrs. Cooper (English teacher) that the Mahabharata is apparently the LONGEST epic in the world and is about 7 times larger than The Iliad and the Odyssey combined...Either way, I'm so psyched to get to finally read and hear Mrs. Cooper explain and spell out the details of the Mahabharata because I just ADORE mythology and love complex stories. :)

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