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The Mahabharata

Narayan, R. K.

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ISBN 10: 0670450855 / ISBN 13: 9780670450855
Published by The Viking Press, New York, 1978
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xiii (iii), 179 (3) pp, introduction, list of characters, places of action in the story, generation tree, 1. The Eighth Baby; 2. Enter -- The Players; 3. House of Joy -- and Ashes; 4. Bride for Five; 5. Uncle's Gift; 6. City of Splendour; 7. Stakes Unmatched; 8. Wanderings; 9. Hundred Questions; 10. Servitude; 11. Warning Shots; 12. War or Peace?; 13. Actions; 14. Hesitant Hero; 15. Delirium of Destruction; 16. Victory and Sorrow; epilogue, glossary. First Edition, 1978. "Growing from an oral tradition of ballads based on historic events in India, the Mahabharata was passed down and extended through the centuries, becoming the longest poem ever written. R. K. Narayan provides a superb rendition in an abbreviated and elegant retelling of this great epic with decorations by R.K. Laxman." Price clipped. Minor edge wear to top and bottom edge spine with lightly faded spine of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean and bright; tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Lightl-beige half-cloth with green paper-covered boards and red lettering to spine. Size: Large 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 000910

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Title: The Mahabharata

Publisher: The Viking Press, New York

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: R.K. Laxman

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Growing from an oral tradition of ballads based on historic events in India, the Mahabharata was passed down and extended through the centuries, becoming the longest poem ever written. R. K. Narayan provides a superb rendition in an abbreviated and elegant retelling of this great epic.

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The Mahabharata, together with the other great Sanskrit epic, the Ramayana, embodies much of the cultural and religious heritage of India. Based on the narrative of the great war between the Kauravas and the Pandavas, it tells of warriors, kings, saints, and goddesses caught up in the romance and drama of family intrigue. With its diversity of plots and themes-including the philosophical teachings of the Bhagavada Gita-the Mahabharata has entertained and influenced Indian audiences for nearly two thousand years. R. K. Narayan's abbreviated prose version provides a superb and elegant rendition of this great epic.

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