Cart (0)
Digital Cart (0)
Shortlist 0
Some error has occured while getting your complete shortlist. Retry
Use this space to shortlist the products you like. To add a product here, simply click the icon.
You can't compare with the above items. (Clear all items in the Compare list)

The Mahabharata (Volume - 1) (English)

(Hardcover)
Hardcover
Language: English
Length: 536 pages
Publisher: PENGUIN INDIA
Check Availability at
Invalid Pincode Entered
Available with 1 Seller at Change
List Price: Rs. 499
Rs. 449 10% OFF
Selling Price
+ Rs 100 Delivery ?

Shipping Charges

Why is there a shipping charge for this item?

Sellers with Flipkart Advantage waive off the delivery charge for Orders over Rs 500. For all Orders under Rs 500, a nominal delivery charge is added per item.

Sellers without Flipkart Advantage may or may not add a delivery charge to your Order. This is subject to Seller discretion.

Sold by

DKPrintworld 3.3 / 5
57% positive feedback (19 ratings)
  • 5 star
    11
  • 4 star
    0
  • 3 star
    0
  • 2 star
    0
  • 1 star
    8
Positive
Neutral
Negative

Delivered By

?
  • Usually Delivered in 17-18 business days.

Cash On Delivery

?
May be available! Enter Pincode to confirm.
30 day Replacement Guarantee. ?

The Mahabharata (Volume - 1) (English) (Hardcover) Price: Rs. 449

Bibek Debroy’s The Mahabharata is a modern translation of the Sanskrit classic, and a retelling of Ved Vyasa’s epic tale of conflict.

Summary of the Book

The Mahabharata is known to every living Indian, but only a few known it in its true form. It is the story of the battle between two families, and it is so much more. This translation sets out to do what has never been attempted before: a complete and unabridged version for readers to enjoy. This volume contains most of the Adi Parva, drawing from the Critical Edition compiled at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute. Most of the events of the book happen long before the arrival of the Pandavas and Kouravas on the scene, and they foreshadow the great war which lasted for 18 days and was etched into history by Ved Vyasa’s epic composition. Covering the origin of the Kuru clan, the stories of Poushya, Poulama and Astika, the births of the Kouravas and the Pandavas, the houses of lac, the killing of Hidimba and Baka, Droupadi’s marriage, and the story of how the Pandavas get their share of the kingdom, this is a highly accessible contemporary rendition of the Hindu epic.

About Bibek Debroy

Bibek Debroy is an Indian author and economist. Currently a professor at the Centre for Policy Research, he is best associated with his books on economics.

He began translating the Mahabharata into modern English prose into 10 volumes in 2010, of which eight have been published so far.

Was this product information helpful?
Yes
No
Thanks for your vote!
Please write your feedback before submitting.

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. )
Was the product specification helpful?
Yes
No
Thanks for your vote!
Please write your feedback before submitting.

Please Note: All products sold on Flipkart are brand new and 100% genuine

Reviews of The Mahabharata (Volume - 1) (English) (Hardcover)

4.7

Average Rating

Based on 25  ratings

Have you used this product?

Rate it now.

Write a Review

Top reviews

'Top Reviews' lists the most relevant product reviews only. Show ALL instead?

★★★★★
★★★★★

Feri Geo

Sep 17, 2011

First to review
The 'certified buyer' badge indicates that this user has purchased this product on flipkart.com.
certified buyer

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.
★★★★★
★★★★★

Vishnu Chevli

May 17, 2012

The 'certified buyer' badge indicates that this user has purchased this product on flipkart.com.
certified buyer

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.
★★★★★
★★★★★

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 :)
★★★★★
★★★★★

Abhishek

Oct 18, 2013

The 'certified buyer' badge indicates that this user has purchased this product on flipkart.com.
certified buyer

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..
★★★★★
★★★★★

Pradeep

Feb 9, 2015

The 'certified buyer' badge indicates that this user has purchased this product on flipkart.com.
certified buyer

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.
Were these reviews helpful?
Yes
No
Thanks for your vote!
Please write your feedback before submitting.
 
Connecting to your device

Please ensure network connectivity and stay logged in to the Flipkart App.

Notification sent
Go ahead & complete your purchase.

Try again if you don't receive the notification in 9 seconds or Try again if you didn't receive the notification or get link via SMS.

Failed to connect
Either you don't have Flipkart App or not logged into it.

Login to the app and try again or get link via SMS.

 
Don't have Flipkart App?
Get the link via SMS
SMS sent to
Didn't receive the SMS. Resend
Failed to send SMS to
Please verify phone number & click here to try again.
I have the app, send me a notification. Get the app now or if you have the app, login to get a notification.

PAYMENT METHOD

Loading ...