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Mahabharata (Set Of 3 Volumes), published by Amar Chitra Katha, is a comic book version of the famous Indian epic of the Mahabharata. It consists of three volumes, spanning a total of 1200-odd pages.
The Mahabharata is considered to be the longest epic poem in the world. The creation of this ageless epic is traditionally attributed to the seer Vyasa. His disciple Vaishampayana narrated it in public for the first time. King Janamejaya and numerous learned sages were present at the recital. They had gathered for a 12-year-long sacred ritual called Yajna.
The first volume is titled The Kuru Princes of Hastinapura. Beginning with Shantanu, King Janamejaya’s ancestor and the ruler of Hastinapura, this volume narrates the various events that led to the establishment of the Kuru dynasty. It leads the story to the reign of Dhritarashtra over Hastinapura while his brother Pandu has retired to the forest with his two wives Kunti and Madri and five sons (The Pandavas).
Upon the death of Pandu and Madri, Kunti and the Pandavas return to Hastinapura. The return of the Pandavas, and being armed with numerous skills, make the Kauravas (the 100 sons of Dhritarashtra) jealous of them. The eldest Kaurava brother, Duryodhana, plots to send the Pandavas into exile. Forewarned about his intentions, the Pandavas manage to foil his plan and escape from the trap set for them.
Then they spend a year in disguise, and during this time, Arjuna wins the hand of Draupadi in marriage. Without knowing what Arjuna has won in the archery match, Kunti unwittingly asks the Pandavas to share the prize. Thus, Draupadi ends up being married to all of the Pandava brothers. After their wedding, the Pandavas are invited back to Hastinapura to resume peaceful relations.
The second volume, The Pandavas In Exile, covers events like the Rajasooya Yajna performed by the eldest Pandava Yudhisthira, and Bheema’s slaying of the notorious Jarasandha. Eventually, the Pandavas and Kauravas play a game of dice in which the Pandavas are defeated. They are forced into 13 years of exile, of which, they must spend the last year in disguise. When they return from the stipulated exile period to reclaim their share of the kingdom, their claim is denied by Duryodhana, laying the foundation for the subsequent Kurukshetra war.
The third volume, titled On The Battlefield Of Kurukshetra, begins with the efforts of Krishna to establish a peaceful settlement between the hostile brothers. However, his attempts prove futile, and thus begins the 18-day-long Kurukshetra war.
Mahabharata (Set Of 3 Volumes) was published in 2010 by Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.
|Publisher||Amar Chitra Katha|
|Number of Pages||1300 Pages|
|Authored By||Anant Pai|
|Age Group||9 - 12 Years|
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Jul 30, 2015
Jul 5, 2015
Good and Light Read
May 25, 2015
If you are planning to buy, don't hesitate.
Mar 30, 2015
If Books are the best gift the it is the most beautiful book to present to your children.
Mar 30, 2015
Excellent Hardwork and Visualisation
Jan 1, 2013
Everything!A must read book to live the life in present world. Each and Every characters of the Great Epic teaches you the valuable lessons of life. From King Chedi to the last kings Parikshit and Janmejay, everyone teaches by their own stories what not to do in so called "kaliyug" to survive. The greatly said Bhagawadgeeta is the total extraction of philosophy of every present religions. Our modern generation can follow Lord Krishna as the BEST IDEAL and MENTOR in the world.
Sep 24, 2013
Beautiful !A great collection with good hard-binding (with a fairly sturdy cardboard case to house all three volumes), clear print, and reasonably good paper quality (nearly 80 GSM, i guess).
Aug 23, 2013
MAHABHARATADear Students/ Parents/Childrens
Jan 3, 2014
Its an asset!Well, firstly i was happy when i received this three volume book well packed without much damage. I strongly believe that this package is truly an asset for person who loves ancient epics.
Nov 26, 2013
Teach something good to childrenGot this in deal of the day from flipkart. The main reason for me buying this is because we can teach something good to the children instead of keeping them addicted to the nonsense coming in the television channels, and also this will develop a habit of reading. Since this is having all the pictures, this keeps my son interested. Overall, a wonderful set of books, 1000 pages, and wonderfully presented. Must have for the families having kids.
Dec 25, 2013
Great potential, but wasted by the scriptI'm basing my comparison on Uncle Pai's Amar Chitra Katha on Ramayana. Loved that one.
Nov 27, 2013
mahabharata - amar chitra kathabought for my daughter and she really loved it. fun way to learn history and heritage for today's kids who live/dream/eat doremon and kinda crap
Feb 6, 2013
My alltime favorite..Ama\
Apr 16, 2012
Amazing workIt was my dream to buy this collection for the last few years finally got this richly illustrated classic by ACK.
Dec 28, 2011
Simple, crisp and fast movingCrisp and fast moving, the collection puts together the whole of Mahabharata in very simple language. I have never read an epic explained in such a simple manner. Good read for children and adults.