The Mahabharata (Mahabharata, #10)

The Mahabharata (Mahabharata, #10) The Mahabharata Is One Of The Greatest Stories Ever Told Though The Basic Plot Is Widely Known, There Is Much To The Epic Than The Dispute Between Kouravas And Pandavas That Led To The Battle In Kurukshetra It Has Innumerable Sub Plots That Accommodate Fascinating Meanderings And Digressions, And It Has Rarely Been Translated In Full, Given Its Formidable Length Of 80,000 Shlokas Or Couplets This Magnificent 10 Volume Unabridged Translation Of The Epic Is Based On The Critical Edition Compiled At The Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute The Final Volume Ends The Instructions Of The Anushasana Parva The Horse Sacrifice Is Held, And Dhritarashtra, Gandhari, Kunti, Vidura And Sanjaya Leave For The Forest Krishna And Balarama Die As The Yadavas Fight Among Themselves The Pandavas Leave On The Great Journey With The Famous Companion Dharma Disguised As A Dog Refusing To Abandon The Dog, Yudhishthira Goes To Heaven In His Physical Body And Sees All The Kurus And The Pandavas Are Already There Every Conceivable Human Emotion Figures In The Mahabharata, The Reason Why The Epic Continues To Hold Sway Over Our Imagination In This Lucid, Nuanced And Confident Translation, Bibek Debroy Makes The Mahabharata Marvellously Accessible To Contemporary Readers. On this volume Unfortunately, Bhishma is still babbling and doesn t finally die until 300 pages in Okay, that s probably a bit harsh, and some of Bhishma s stories are great, but whoever added them to the Mahabharata might have benefited from reading Aristotle s Poetics.After Bhishma dies, though, and a brief recapitulation of the Bhagavad Gita because Arjuna forgot it , we finally get to learn how the characters live happily ever after Or, well, not We get some moving scenes with the final On this volume Unfortunately, Bhishma is still babbling and doesn t finally die until 300 pages in Okay, that s probably a bit harsh, and some of Bhishma s stories are gre
This volume starts still in the middle of the conversation between Yudhi hira and Bh ma Now the topic is how to go to heaven temporarily, of course, since eventually your merit always runs out and you get reborn on earth again, but the better you ve lived the longer a stay in heaven it gets you The best thing t