The Mahabharata: Volume 5
    Share
    Facebook
    Twitter
    Email
    The Mahabharata: Volume 5 (English, Paperback, Bibek Debroy)

    The Mahabharata: Volume 5  (English, Paperback, Bibek Debroy)

    4.5
    8 Ratings & 1 Reviews
    401
    599
    33% off
    Sold Out
    This item is currently out of stock
    Features
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
    • ISBN: 9780143100171, 0143100173
    • Edition: 2012
    • Pages: 632
    Services
    • 10 Days Replacement Policy
      ?
      ValidityCoversType Accepted
      10 days from deliveryDamaged, Defective, Item not as describedReplacement

      If you have received a damaged or defective product or if it is not as described, you can raise a replacement request on the Website/App/Mobile site within 10 days of receiving the product.

      Successful pick-up of the product is subject to the following conditions being met:

      • Correct and complete product (with the original brand/product Id/undetached MRP tag/product's original packaging/freebies and accessories).
      • The product should be in unused, undamaged and original condition without any scratches or dents.

      Know more about the Return Policy here

    Description

    The Kurukshetra battle begins in this action-packed fifth volume of Bibek Debroy’s unabridged retelling of the Mahabharata.

    Summary of the Book

    Completing the Udyoga Parva, this volume begins with the story of Shikhandi, the reincarnated form of Amba, who vowed to destroy Bhishma, the Pitamaha. It continues with the Bhishma Parva, telling the stories of the first ten days of the chaotic battle. As the battle begins, Arjuna faces serious doubts in his duty. Krishna expounds the Song Divine, the Bhagavad Gita, explaining his divine duty towards the universe. Krishna explains that man’s failure to complete his duty, to uphold his Dharma, is why he is reborn, time after time as a mortal. Arjuna’s doubts are alleviated and soon, the battle to decide mankind’s fate begins. After the fall of Bhishma, Drona is instated as the commander, and he decides to use the unbreakable Chakravyuha, a military formation. While the only ones who are able to completely destroy this formation are otherwise incapacitated, the brave son of Arjuna, the mighty Abhimanyu decides to test his mettle. However, he knows that he lacks the skill to break out of the formation once he infiltrates it. Nevertheless, the son of Arjuna braves all odds and begins his one man assault against the Kaurava forces in a suicidal attempt to ease the odds. Can he survive this battle, or will his death signal the true starting of the war?

    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.

    Note on the Translation

    This translation is based on the Sanskrit critical edition of the Mahabharata compiled at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute.

    Read More
    Specifications
    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • Penguin Classics
    • Publication Year
      • 2012 June
    Contributors
    • Author
      • Bibek Debroy
    Dimensions
    • Width
      • 1.46 Inches (US)
    • Height
      • 8.78 Inches (US)
    • Depth
      • 1.25 inch
    • Weight
      • 588.0 Grams
    4.5
    8 Ratings
    1 Reviews
    • 5
       5
    • 4
       2
    • 3
       1
    • 2
       0
    • 1
       0
    Most Helpful 
    Positive 
    Most Recent 
    5

    suuuuuuuuuuuuuper

    very nice book. best book in the world. very cheap book and is the last book. has parvas about the war. also read the first four volumes. they are also very good. bibek debroy has described the mahabhatrata and has elongated it. but the other books published by others are very short and is very brief.
    READ MORE

    Raghav Sargur

    Certified Buyer

    23 Dec, 2012

    0
    0
    Report Abuse
    Safe and Secure Payments. Easy returns. 100% Authentic products.
    Back to top