ISBN 9789350291917,The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata


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HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9789350291917

ISBN-10 9350291916


Number of Pages 376 Pages
Language (English)

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One of the greatest epics in the world, the Mahabharata is a spectacular work of creative brilliance. More ingeniously conceived than the Iliad or the Odyssey, the Mahabharata delves deep into the human psyche, exploring the range of human ideals and emotions. Very often, however, a rendition of the Mahabharata, in its efforts to explore the ideological implications of the epic, loses sight of the fact that it is also a very human story ? it is not only a tale of battles and philosophies but also a story about the people who fought those battles and lived those philosophies. In this imaginative retelling of the epic by Prof. Shiv K. Kumar, we rediscover the beauty of a magnificent tale that is ultimately propelled by the force of human emotions ? love and hate, lust and vengeance, jealousy and greed, loyalty and betrayal. About the Author Shiv K. Kumar is a poet, novelist, short-story writer, playwright, translator and critic who spent his childhood in Lahore, Pakistan, and obtained his doctorate in English literature from the University of Cambridge. In 1978, he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (London). He received the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1987, and was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2001.