Mahabharata

Mahabharata (English, Hardcover, Pai Anant)

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Mahabharata  (English, Hardcover, Pai Anant)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Amar Chitra Katha Pvt
    • Genre: Poetry
    • ISBN: 9788190599016, 9788190599016
    • Edition: 1st
    • Pages: 1328
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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.

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    Imprint
    • Amar Chitra Katha Pvt
    Publication Year
    • 2010
    Additional Features
    Age Group
    • 9 - 25 Years
    Dimensions
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    • 3.5
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    Ratings & Reviews
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    5

    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).

    Having already collected the original single volumes (42 in total) over a few years back in the 80s and 90s, i felt it would be nice to have a hard-bound version too. In comparison, although the content is the same, the nostalgia of seeing slightly yellow/brown/sepia coloured paper is lost in the newer version (t...
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    5

    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.
    Even if you read it as a st...
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    Kunal Chauhan

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    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.
    Coming to the feature of the book, it looks perfect from outside as it is well bind. The box which holds all three books is also amazing.
    Well when talking about the contents, its inevitable to say that its marvelous. The quality pages help us know the story with just a loom on it. Amar chitra Katha"s perf...
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    Govind Vijayakrishnan

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    My alltime favorite..

    Ama\

    Amar chitra katha's have always been my favorites since childhood. This 3 volume set covers the entire Mahabharat. Fantastic illustrations. My children have great fun reading this. Would heartily recommend every parent to buy one. Also wish they come out with a complete edition of Ramayan as well.
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    Chandrasekaran Swaminathan

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    Great potential, but wasted by the script

    I'm basing my comparison on Uncle Pai's Amar Chitra Katha on Ramayana. Loved that one.

    The Mahabharata being the ultimate Indian epic could have been a phenomenal rendition as a comic book. Unfortunately this series does not live up to one's expectations. The script is mundane. The first volume is nice - I could even say it's good. The second volume is rubbish.
    You have force yourself to read through it - the way some kids need to be coaxed through the greens on their plate.
    If you survive...
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    Nikhil Silveira

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    Dec, 2013

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    Amazing work

    It was my dream to buy this collection for the last few years finally got this richly illustrated classic by ACK.

    A true marvel and a must read for the younger generation for it's simplicity and the content is too good and will unravel many unknown facts as on date about this great epic.

    A must have book for today's children for them to learn about the classical epic.
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    Adithya R.S

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    Simple, crisp and fast moving

    Crisp 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.
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    Aparna Iyer

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    Terrific purchase

    packaging is worst. book shelf is torn, however books are fine. good package would made a happy purchase. good read for 10+ children and adults as well. must have book at home.
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    Prasanth Kumar Bysani

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    Nov, 2019

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    MUst have titles by ACK. Great for value education

    Absolutely stunning picture quality, illustrations are really well. Storylines are nicely captured, the only thing I notice is if it intends for kids English should be used simpler. Please avoid tough words. Must have books to reintroduce our kids with our culture and traditions. Awesome purchase.

    Flipkart: way too much time taken to deliver.
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    Aniket Murkute

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    Best in the market!

    I bought it for my 10 yr old daughter but ended up reading it myself first :) wonderful book set , Very well written and illustrated.. THANK YOU, Amar Chitra Katha !!! It’s a keeper
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    Questions and Answers
    Q:Is it available in Hindi?
    A:Yes
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    Q:Is this the complete version. If it is not please give me link where the complete version is present?
    A:Originally a 42 issue set when created in the 1980's, ACK Mahabharata now is a hard-bound three volume set (all 42 issues incl.). It has all the issues and is missing nothing. So, yes. It is complete
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    Q:Is this an abriged version ?
    A:this is a comic kind of book with pictures.
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    Q:Is the product identical to the image, cover and everything?
    A:Yes, it's exactly the same.
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    Q:Does it contains a book mark?
    A:Yes
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    Q:how many pages
    A:Pages: 1328
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    Q:can i get it in hindi?
    A:Yes Now it is Available in Hindi
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    Q:in which language on this book
    A:English
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    Q:Does it contain all the details present in Mahabharata?
    A:Yes
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    Q:is there any shlokha and their versse written in this book
    A:No ! No shlokas !
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