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Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling

Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling

Carole Satyamurti, Vinay Dharwadker (Afterword by), Wendy Doniger (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-0-393-35249-8

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352 pages

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The Mahabharata, originally composed some two thousand years ago is an epic masterpiece, "a hundred times more interesting" than the Iliad and the Odyssey (Wendy Doniger), it is a timeless work that evokes a world of myth, passion and warfare while exploring eternal questions of duty, love and spiritual freedom. A seminal Hindu text, it is one of the most important and influential works in the history of world civilisation.

This new English retelling, innovatively composed in blank verse, covers all the books of the Mahabharata. It masterfully captures the beauty, excitement and profundity of the original Sanskrit poem as well as its magnificent architecture and extraordinary scope.