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Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
|Number of Pages||870 Pages|
Kamala Subramaniam’s Mahabharata is a compelling and abridged version of the original epic, The Mahabharata, written in a lucid manner. Summary Of The Book Originally written 2000 years ago, the Mahabharata is one of the most famous Sanskrit epics that have influenced a wide audience. Being the longest Indian epic, the story revolves around a dynastic struggle between the Pandavas and Kurus. Kamala Subramaniam’s book ensures to capture the true essence of this original epic with utmost intensity. This version of the Mahabharata begins with the meeting of Ganga and Santanu. The book moves on further with the story as it relates the marriage of Ganga and Santanu and then the birth of their children. Ganga keeps on drowning their children till the moment Santanu asks her the reason for doing so. And once he asks, she leaves him and takes along the eighth child. From there onwards, the story takes the reader through the lives of Satyavati, Dhritarashtra, Pandu, Kauravas, and Pandavas. It concludes with Pandavas’ entry into heaven. Kamala Subramaniam’s Mahabharata 16Th Edition was originally published in 1965 and since then it has been reprinted fourteen times because of its popularity. Besides being one of the finest epics, it is a romantic tale consisting of heroic people and some divine characters. It is a complete literature in itself and provides readers with a social philosophy, code of life, speculative perspective on human issues, and philosophy on ethical relations. And most importantly, at the heart of the epic is the Bhagavad Gita. The story of the Mahabharata is an invaluable legacy for both old and young. And keeping in mind the same, Kamala Subramaniam provides a vivid narrative in this book and retells the famous story of the Pandavas and Kauravas in a convincing manner. Though it is an abridged version of the epic, the author has ensured to cover all the important events of the story in this book. About Kamala Subramaniam Kamala Subramaniam has also written other books like Srimad Bhagavatam and Ramayana.