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The Mahabharata (Volume - 1) (English)

(Hardcover)
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Language: English
Length: 536 pages
Publisher: PENGUIN INDIA
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Specifications of The Mahabharata (Volume - 1) (English) (Hardcover)

Book Details
Publisher PENGUIN INDIA
ISBN-10 0143100130
Imprint PENGUIN
Number of Pages 536 Pages
Publication Year 2010
Language English
ISBN-13 9780143100133
Binding Hardcover
Dimensions
Weight 560
Height 1.34
Width 6.06
Contributors
Author Debroy, Bibek (Tr. )
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Feri Geo

Sep 17, 2011

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Superb and Simple!!!

Brilliant start to an epic work undertaken by the Author of making the first complete English translation of the Critical Edition of the Mahabharata.
It is a must for anyone who wants to attempt to delve into the labyrinth of plots in the complete Mahabharata and for anyone who isn't satisfied with the plethora of shortened versions present.
Footnotes and explanations throughout helped me in doing justice to Veda Vyasa's great epic.
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Vishnu Chevli

May 17, 2012

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Depth that was beyond your imagination

As a big time fan of Mahabharata, I wanted to read a "Complete Mahabharata". After long time I found this book and it is indeed a detail book on Mahabharata. I personally found it "awesome"... Language used in the novel is also pretty rich.
Those who have read novels like Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings might have felt that movies for the same are not up to the level of novels. You will feel same for Mahabharata Series after reading this book.
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Elena G.

Oct 21, 2014

Awesome!

Looking forward to buying new books! I have got all 7 in one go, now I am reading the first one. The book is written/translated with huge knowledge of the author and he gives huge amount of interesting comments at the bottom of the pages. As a foreigner I truly enjoy reading this marvelous book, even though the book is full of very complicated names. Thank u for giving me a chance to touch Indian wisdom :)
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Abhishek

Oct 18, 2013

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rated because of the story

is very very exhaustive to the point of exhausting you!.. too many sub plots in subplots..
but that is probably the aim of this series anyways... to give one of the most detailed accounts of probably the greatest battle in the country..
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Pradeep Thyagaraja

Feb 9, 2015

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Splendid and Detail Oriented

I've read many books on Mahabharata. As Bibek Debroy told in this book, experience in reading a unabridged translation works in beyond imagination. This book certainly sets up the detailed stages and historical, mythological background of the actual Mahabharata. I certainly enjoyed reading it and will certainly read the next volumes.
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