The Mahabharata, Book 14 of 18: Aswamedha Parva (Forgotten Books)

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9781605066240: The Mahabharata, Book 14 of 18: Aswamedha Parva (Forgotten Books)

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"The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana.

With more than 74,000 verses, long prose passages, and about 1.8 million words in total, the Mahabharata is one of the longest epic poems in the world. Including the Harivamsa, the Mahabharata has a total length of more than 90,000 verses.

It is of immense importance to the culture of the Indian subcontinent, and is a major text of Hinduism. Its discussion of human goals (artha or purpose, kama or pleasure, dharma or duty/harmony, and moksha or liberation) takes place in a long-standing tradition, attempting to explain the relationship of the individual to society and the world (the nature of the 'Self') and the workings of karma.

The title may be translated as "the great tale of the Bharata Dynasty", according to the Mahabharata's own testimony extended from a shorter version simply called Bharata of 24,000 verses The epic is part of the Hindu itihasa, literally "that which happened", which includes the Ramayana and the Puranas.

Traditionally, Hindus ascribe the Mahabharata to Vyasa. Because of its immense length, its philological study has a long history of attempts to unravel its historical growth and composition layers. Its earliest layers date back to the late Vedic period (ca. 5th c. [BC]) and it probably reached its final form in the early Gupta period (ca. 4th c. [AD])." (Quote from wikipedia.org)

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Publisher's Preface; Aswamedhika Parva; Section I.; Section ii.; Section iii.; Section iv.; Section V.; Section vi.; Section vii.; Section viii.; Section ix.; Section V.; Section xi.; Section xii.; Section xiii.; Section xiv.; Section xv.; Anugita Parva; Section xvi.; Section xvii.; Section xviii.; Section xix.; Section xx.; Section xxi.; Section xxii.; Section xxiii.; Section xxiv.; Section xxv.; Section xxvi.; Section xxvii.; Section xxviii.; Section xxix.; Section xxx.; Section xxxi.; Section xxxii.; Section xxxiii.; Section xxxiv.; Section xxxv.; Section xxxvi.; Section xxxvii.; Section xxxviii.; Section xxxix.; Section Xl.; Section Xli.; Section Xlii.; Section Xliii.; Section Xliv.; Section Xlv.; Section Xlvi.; Section Xlvii.; Section Xlviii.; Section Xlix.; Section L.; Section Li.; Section Lii.; Section Liii.; Section Liv.; Section Lv.; Section Lvi.; Section Lvii.; Section Lviii.; Section Lix.; Section Lx.; Section Lxi.; Section Lxii.; Section Lxiii.; Section Lxiv.; Section Lxv.; Section Lxvi.; Section Lxvii.; Section Lxviii.; Section Lxix.; Section Lxx.; Section Lxxi.; Section Lxxii.; Section Lxxiii.; Section Lxxiv.; Section Lxxv.; Section Lxxvi.; Section Lxxvii.; Section Lxxviii.; Section Lxxix.; Section Lxxx.; Section Lxxxi.; Section Lxxxii.; Section Lxxxiii.; Section Lxxxiv.; Section Lxxxv.; Section Lxxxvi.; Section Lxxxvii.; Section Lxxxviii.; Section Lxxxix.; Section Xc.; Section Xci.; Section Xcii.

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Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, Esoteric and Mythology. www.forgottenbooks.org

Forgotten Books is about sharing information, not about making money. All books are priced at wholesale prices. We are also the only publisher we know of to print in large sans-serif font, which is proven to make the text easier to read and put less strain on your eyes.

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