Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling

Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling


“Astonishing. . . . [Satyamurti’s Mahabharata] brings [the] previous alive . . . as if it have been a singular in finely crafted verse.”―Vinay Dharwadker

Originally composed nearly thousand years in the past, the Mahabharata tells the tale of a royal dynasty, descended from gods, whose feud over their state ends up in a devastating struggle. however it comprises even more than clash. An epic masterpiece of big sweep and magisterial energy, “a hundred occasions extra fascinating” than the Iliad and the Odyssey, writes Wendy Doniger within the creation, the Mahabharata is a undying paintings that conjures up an international of fantasy, ardour, and struggle whereas exploring everlasting questions of accountability, love, and religious freedom. A seminal Hindu textual content, such as the Bhagavad Gita, it's also some of the most very important and influential works within the heritage of worldwide civilization.

Innovatively composed in clean verse instead of prose, Carole Satyamurti’s English retelling covers all eighteen books of the Mahabharata. This re-creation masterfully captures the sweetness, pleasure, and profundity of the unique Sanskrit poem in addition to its extraordinary structure and outstanding scope.

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