The Mahabharata

This magnificent ten-volume unabridged translation of the epic is based on the Critical Edition compiled at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute. Volume 3 completes the Vana Parva, the account of the Pandavas' sojourn in the forest.

Author: Bibek Debroy

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143100157

Category: Epic poetry, Sanskrit

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Though the basic plot is widely known, there is much more to the epic than the dispute between Kouravas and Pandavas that led to the battle in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate fascinating meanderings and digressions, and it has rarely been translated in full, given its formidable length of 80,000 shlokas or couplets. This magnificent ten-volume unabridged translation of the epic is based on the Critical Edition compiled at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute. Volume 3 completes the Vana Parva, the account of the Pandavas' sojourn in the forest. It details the dharma obtained from, and descriptions of, places of pilgrimage. It recounts the stories of Agastya, Rishyashringa, Kartavirya, Sukanya and Chyavana, Mandhata, Jantu, Shibi, Ashtavakra, Yavakrita, Jatasura, and Markandeya. The narrative covers Arjuna's slaying of the Nivatakavacha demons; the Kouravas' defeat at the hands of the gandharvas and their subsequent release by the Pandavas; Droupadi's abduction by Jayadratha and rescue by the Pandavas; and Indra's visit to Karna to rob him of his earrings and armour.
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The Mahabharata Volume 2

Sanskrit classical epic translated into English.

Author: Johannes Adrianus Bernardus Buitenen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226846644

Category: Religion

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The Mahabharata Volume 2

This is the first volume in what will ultimately become a multi volume edition encompassing all eighteen books.

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Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226846636

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The Mahabharata, an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine. The core of this great work is the epic struggle between five heroic brothers, the Pandavas, and their one hundred contentious cousins for rule of the land. This is the second volume of van Buitenen's acclaimed translation of the definitive Poona edition of the text. Book two, The Book of the Assembly Hall, is an epic dramatization of the Vedic ritual of consecration that is central to the book. Book three, The Book of the Forest, traces the further episodes of the heroes during their years in exile. Also included are the famous story of Nala, dealing with the theme of love in separation, and the story of Rama, the subject of the other great Sanskrit epic, the Ramayana, as well as other colorful tales.
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The Mahabharata Volume 2

Book two, The Book of the Assembly Hall, is an epic dramatization of the Vedic ritual of consecration that is central to the book. Book three, The Book of the Forest, traces the further episodes of the heroes during their years in exile.

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Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226223681

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The Mahabharata, an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine. The core of this great work is the epic struggle between five heroic brothers, the Pandavas, and their one hundred contentious cousins for rule of the land. This is the second volume of van Buitenen's acclaimed translation of the definitive Poona edition of the text. Book two, The Book of the Assembly Hall, is an epic dramatization of the Vedic ritual of consecration that is central to the book. Book three, The Book of the Forest, traces the further episodes of the heroes during their years in exile. Also included are the famous story of Nala, dealing with the theme of love in separation, and the story of Rama, the subject of the other great Sanskrit epic, the Ramayana, as well as other colorful tales.
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The Mahabharata Volume 3

Arguing as always within the framework of his Indo-European theology-sociology
of the three functions (sacerdotal-legislative; martial; populist-fertile), he finds
reflected in Indra's two crimes two of the three debilitating sins which the warrior ...

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Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226223711

Category: Religion

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The Mahabharata, an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine. The core of this great work is the epic struggle between five heroic brothers, the Pandavas, and their one hundred contentious cousins for rule of the land. This is the third volume of van Buitenen's acclaimed translation of the definitive Poona edition of the text. Book 4, The Book of Virata, begins as a burlesque, but the mood soon darkens amid molestation, raids, and Arjuna's battle with the principal heroes of the enemy. Book 5, The Book of the Effort, relates the attempts of the Pandavas to negotiate the return of their patrimony. They are refused so much as a "pinprick of land," and both parties finally march to battle.
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The Mahabharata Volume 3

Arguing as always within the framework of his Indo-European theology-sociology
of the three functions (sacerdotal-legislative ; martial ; populist-fertile), he finds
reflected in Indra's two crimes two of the three debilitating sins which the warrior ...

Author: J. A. B. van Buitenen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226846652

Category: Religion

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The Mahabharata, an ancient and vast Sanskrit poem, is a remarkable collection of epics, legends, romances, theology, and ethical and metaphysical doctrine. The core of this great work is the epic struggle between five heroic brothers, the Pandavas, and their one hundred contentious cousins for rule of the land. This is the third volume of van Buitenen's acclaimed translation of the definitive Poona edition of the text. Book 4, The Book of Virata, begins as a burlesque, but the mood soon darkens amid molestation, raids, and Arjuna's battle with the principal heroes of the enemy. Book 5, The Book of the Effort, relates the attempts of the Pandavas to negotiate the return of their patrimony. They are refused so much as a "pinprick of land," and both parties finally march to battle.
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Mahabharata

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Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814742785

Category: Sanskrit poetry

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Mahabharata Book Twelve Volume 3

The freedom enjoyed by these ancient thinkers was not an end in itself. Above all this animated work is the record of philosophers seeking liberation (moksha) from a world they believed unsatisfactory.

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Publisher: Clay Sanskrit

ISBN: UOM:39015080851432

Category: Literary Collections

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The Book of Liberation is perhaps the most enigmatic philosophical text from ancient India. Presented as the teachings of Bhishma as he lies dying on the battlefield, after the epic war between the Pándavas and Káuravas, it was composed by unknown authors in the last centuries BCE, during the early period of world-renunciation, when peripatetic sages meditated under trees and practiced austerities in forest groves, and wandering sophists debated in the towns and cities. There has been no time like it before or since: such freedom of thought and expression is unparalleled in the history of the world. The freedom enjoyed by these ancient thinkers was not an end in itself. Above all this animated work is the record of philosophers seeking liberation (moksha) from a world they believed unsatisfactory. The speculation herein is but a means to an end, for its authors believed they could attain freedom from the world by knowing philosophical truths.
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The Mahabharata Volume 7

Book 11: The Book of the Women Book 12: The Book of Peace, Part 1 James L.
Fitzgerald. 109.1 5 ... These three are the three worlds, they are the three
religious Patterns of Life, the three Vedas, the three fires of the sacrificial rite.
Tradition ...

Author: James L. Fitzgerald

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226252513

Category: Religion

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What is found in this epic may be elsewhere; What is not in this epic is nowhere else. —from The Mahabharata The second longest poem in world literature, The Mahabharata is an epic tale, replete with legends, romances, theology, and metaphysical doctrine written in Sanskrit. One of the foundational elements in Hindu culture, this great work consists of nearly 75,000 stanzas in eighteen books, and this volume marks the much anticipated resumption of its first complete modern English translation. With the first three volumes, the late J. A. B. van Buitenen had taken his translation up to the threshold of the great war that is central to the epic. Now James Fitzgerald resumes this work with translations of the books that chronicle the wars aftermath: The Book of Women and part one of The Book of Peace. These books constitute volume 7 of the projected ten-volume edition. Volumes 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10 of the series will be published over the next several years. In his introductions to these books, Fitzgerald examines the rhetoric of The Mahabharatas representations of the wars aftermath. Indeed, the theme of The Book of Women is the grief of the women left by warriors slain in battle. The book details the keening of palace ladies as they see their dead husbands and sons, and it culminates in a mass cremation where the womens tears turn into soothing libations that help wash the deaths away. Fitzgerald shows that the portrayal of the womens grief is much more than a sympathetic portrait of the sufferings of war. The scenes of mourning in The Book of Women lead into a crisis of conscience that is central to The Book of Peace and, Fitzgerald argues, the entire Mahabharata. In this book, the man who has won power in the great war is torn between his own sense of guilt and remorse and the obligation to rule which ultimately he is persuaded to embrace. The Mahabharata is a powerful work that has inspired awe and wonder for centuries. With a penetrating glimpse into the trauma of war, this volume offers two of its most timely and unforgettable chapters.
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Shared Characters in Jain Buddhist and Hindu Narrative

The Mahābhārata, vol. 2: 2. The Book of the Assembly Hall. 3. The Book of the
Forest. Chicago IL: Chicago University Press, 1975. van Buitenen, J. A. B. trans.
The Mahābhārata, vol. 3: 4. The Book of Virāṭa. 5. The Book of the Effort.
Chicago ...

Author: Naomi Appleton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317055754

Category: Religion

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Taking a comparative approach which considers characters that are shared across the narrative traditions of early Indian religions (Brahmanical Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism) Shared Characters in Jain, Buddhist and Hindu Narrative explores key religious and social ideals, as well as points of contact, dialogue and contention between different worldviews. The book focuses on three types of character - gods, heroes and kings - that are of particular importance to early South Asian narrative traditions because of their relevance to the concerns of the day, such as the role of deities, the qualities of a true hero or good ruler and the tension between worldly responsibilities and the pursuit of liberation. Characters (incuding character roles and lineages of characters) that are shared between traditions reveal both a common narrative heritage and important differences in worldview and ideology that are developed in interaction with other worldviews and ideologies of the day. As such, this study sheds light on an important period of Indian religious history, and will be essential reading for scholars and postgraduate students working on early South Asian religious or narrative traditions (Jain, Buddhist and Hindu) as well as being of interest more widely in the fields of Religious Studies, Classical Indology, Asian Studies and Literary Studies.
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Science and Civilisation in China Volume 3 Mathematics and the Sciences of the Heavens and the Earth

In the third of these methods , balls of three different colours were used , and
there were only three horizontal positions . In this way ... For an Indian parallel to
this story see the legend of Nala and Rituparna in the Mahābhārata ( Ray tr . , vol
. 3 ...

Author: Joseph Needham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521058015

Category: Science

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After two volumes mainly introductory, Dr Needham now embarks upon his systematic study of the development of the natural sciences in China. The Sciences of the Earth follow: geography and cartography, geology, seismology and mineralogy. Dr Needham distinguishes parallel traditions of scientific cartography and religious cosmography in East and West, discussing orbocentric wheel-maps, the origins of the rectangular grid system, sailing charts and relief maps, Chinese survey methods, and the impact of Renaissance cartography on the East. Finally-and here Dr Needham's work has no Western predecessors-there are full accounts of the Chinese contribution to geology and mineralogy.
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The Mahabharata Volume 7

I resume the work here with the first of the major books that follows the account of
the war, The Book of the Women, which is Book ... Some large gaps exist
between this volume and the three that van Buitenen published, mainly the
inevitable ...

Author: Johannes Adrianus Bernardus Buitenen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226252507

Category: Poetry

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The second-longest poem in world literature, this is an epic tale, replete with legends, romances, theology, and metaphysical doctrine written in Sanskrit. One of the foundational elements of Hindu culture, this work in its entirety consists of 75,000 stanzas in eighteen books, and this volume marks the resumption of its first complete modern English translation.--From book jacket.
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The Mah bh rata

Mahābhārata . See on this subject my paper on “ The Bhagavadgita : Trichotomy
versus Trinne - Unity " in the Karmarkar Commemoration volume , pp . 1 - 6 ,
Poona , 1948 . . . . . . . . . . . ! . . ( 2148 ) 29 The first line is better ... 3 . 31 , 264 and
the commentary on the same . The distinction is not always observed and hence ,
probably , $ i Kı . 2 . 4 . 6 substitute Tes : for apya : to avoid a supposed tautology
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Rethinking the Mahabharata

No ordinary reader's guide, this volume will illuminate many mysteries of this enigmatic masterpiece. This work is the fourth volume in Hiltebeitel's study of the Draupadi cult.

Author: Alf Hiltebeitel

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226340538

Category: Literary Criticism

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The ancient Indian Sanskrit tradition produced no text more intriguing, or more persistently misunderstood or underappreciated, than the Mahabharata. Its intricacies have waylaid generations of scholars and ignited dozens of unresolved debates. In Rethinking the Mahabharata, Alf Hiltebeitel offers a unique model for understanding the great epic. Employing a wide range of literary and narrative theory, Hiltebeitel draws on historical and comparative research in an attempt to discern the spirit and techniques behind the epic's composition. He focuses on the education of Yudhisthira, also known as the Dharma King, and shows how the relationship of this figure to others-especially his author-grandfather Vyasa and his wife Draupadi-provides a thread through the bewildering array of frames and stories embedded within stories. Hiltebeitel also offers a revisionist theory regarding the dating and production of the original text and its relation to the Veda. No ordinary reader's guide, this volume will illuminate many mysteries of this enigmatic masterpiece. This work is the fourth volume in Hiltebeitel's study of the Draupadi cult. Other volumes include Mythologies: From Gingee to Kuruksetra (Volume One), On Hindu Ritual and the Goddess (Volume Two), and Rethinking India's Oral and Classical Epics (Volume Three).
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The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata is the very Book of Life: in its variety, majesty and, also, in its violence and tragedy. It has been said that nothing exists that cannot be found within the pages of this awesome legend.

Author: Ramesh Menon

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595401888

Category: Fiction

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The Mahabharata is the more recent of India's two great epics, and by far the longer. First composed by the Maharishi Vyasa in verse, it has come down the centuries in the timeless oral tradition of guru and sishya, profoundly influencing the history, culture, and art of not only the Indian subcontinent but most of south-east Asia. At 100,000 couplets, it is seven times as long as the Iliad and the Odyssey combined: far and away the greatest recorded epic known to man. The Mahabharata is the very Book of Life: in its variety, majesty and, also, in its violence and tragedy. It has been said that nothing exists that cannot be found within the pages of this awesome legend. The epic describes a great war of some 5000 years ago, and the events that led to it. The war on Kurukshetra sees ten million warriors slain, brings the dwapara yuga to an end, and ushers in a new and sinister age: this present kali yuga, modern times. At the heart of the Mahabharata nestles the Bhagavad Gita, the Song of God. Senayor ubhayor madhye, between two teeming armies, Krishna expounds the eternal dharma to his warrior of light, Arjuna. At one level, all the restless action of the Mahabharata is a quest for the Gita and its sacred stillness. After the carnage, it is the Gita that survives, immortal lotus floating upon the dark waters of desolation: the final secret! With its magnificent cast of characters, human, demonic, and divine, and its riveting narrative, the Mahabharata continues to enchant readers and scholars the world over. This new rendering brings the epic to the contemporary reader in sparkling modern prose. It brings alive all the excitement, magic, and grandeur of the original-for our times.
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The Mahabharata Volume 1

Book 1: The Book of the Beginning J. A. B. van Buitenen, Johannes Adrianus
Bernardus Buitenen, James L. Fitzgerald. —Aditi: Adityas; Diti: Daityas; Danu:
Danavas; ... Dharma: three sons. Kasyapa: Gods and Asuras. Tvastrl: two Asvins.

Author: J. A. B. van Buitenen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226846636

Category: Religion

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Sanskrit classical epic translated into English.
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The Complete Mahabharata Volume 1 of 4 Books 1 to 3

This four volume edition collects together the complete epic in a translation by Kisari Mohan Ganguli. Here we have the first volume which includes books one through three.

Author: Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

Publisher: Digireads.Com

ISBN: 1420949403

Category: Religion

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The "Mahabharata" tells the narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kaurava and the Pandava princes who are part of it. Along with the "Ramayana" it is one of two Sanskrit epics of ancient India. The authorship of the work is generally attributed to Vyasa, who is also a major character in the epic. Intermixed within the descriptions of conflict between the warring factions of this epic are numerous philosophical digressions and discussions of Hinduism. One of the more famous of these digressions is the "Bhagavad-Gita," a battlefield conversation between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide Lord Krishna on a variety of theological and philosophical issues. Also included within the "Mahabharata" are the story of "Damayanti" and "Rishyasringa," often considered as works in their own right. This sweeping epic, the longest every written in Sanskrit, is widely considered as one of the most important works to ever be authored in any language. This four volume edition collects together the complete epic in a translation by Kisari Mohan Ganguli. Here we have the first volume which includes books one through three.
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The Mah bh rata

Volume Three Mahabharata , English . TRANSLATED FROM THE SANSKRIT OF
VYASA BY P . LAL The Mahābhārata THE PAUSYA PARVA IN THE ADI PARVA
writers workshop WW calcutta PK 3633 LA2 Liq V . 3 DEDICATION for Meena.

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The Mah bh rata

XLIII TEXT AND CRITICAL APPARATUS OF THE ĀRAŅYAKA ( Part 1 ) 1-510
LIST OF PLATES AND ILLUSTRATIONS IN VOLUME THREE FACSIMILE OF
THE ŚĀRADA CODEX , Fol . 236 A . FRONTISPIECE ILLUSTRATION TO 3 . 1.

Author: Vishnu Sitaram Sukthankar

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