ISBN 9788129114921,The Mahabharata : A Modern Rendering

The Mahabharata : A Modern Rendering


Ramesh Menon


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9788129114921

ISBN-10 8129114925


Number of Pages 1616 Pages
Language (English)


The enthralling tale of the Mahabharata comes enriched with history, art and culture and the author Ramesh Menon in his modern rendering has given a completely fresh look to the timeless epic. In this book the events of the Mahabharata are brought alive in a modern prose style with all the underlying splendour, violence, tragedy, anguish, emotions, joys and sorrows. This tale of life, which has been passed down from generation to generation in various forms is one of the most influential tales of the sub-continent. Many authors have covered the legendary tale but, Ramesh Menon’s modern rendering of the version stands out from the rest. Through Ramesh Menon we get a picturesque portrayal of events. The great war of Kurukshetra is discussed here with much fervour. The holiest Hindu text and the heart of Mahabharata; the Bhagavad Gita becomes fascinating and endearing to read from this book. The story of Mahabharata may be centuries old, but the spirit and essence with which it is written by Ramesh Menon is something new, something commendable. The Mahabharata A Modern Rendering 2 Vols deals in an engaging and captivating manner the various events preceding the great Kurukshetra war and the eventual victory, the end of the yuga and the unfolding of a whole new world. Ramesh Menon’s book The Mahabharata A Modern Rendering 2 Vols has garnered a lot of praise for enchanting and engaging readers with its powerful characters, human emotions, divine images, and devotional and philosophical messages. The book takes you closer to the events, bringing alive the legendary tale in a manner never done before. You will literally feel with the characters and their emotions. Indeed, as many claims, Ramesh Menon’s modern rendering of The Mahabharata has been brilliantly executed. About Ramesh Menon Ramesh Menon wrote a number of books. Some of them comprise of Siva : The Siva Purana Retold, Devi : The Devi Bhagavatam Retold, The Ramayana: A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic, The Ramayan A Modern Translation, The Complete Mahabharata (Part - 3), Srimad Bhagavad Gita and the like. He has also co-authored few other books. Ramesh Menon has a lucid style of writing. His writings can be easily understood as his narrative flow like a fairy tale. He writes his book in such an appealing and captivating manner that once you start reading, you cannot put it down till you finish it.