ISBN 9788181467423,Vyasa's Mahabharata

Vyasa's Mahabharata


Tulika Publishers



Tulika Publishers

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788181467423

ISBN-10 8181467426

Paper Back

Language (English)

Holy Books

There is no child who has not heard of the Mahabharata. It is a tale that has been passed on from generations to generations, and is usually narrated to us by our grandparents or parents. This book is fresh approach to the great epic. It introduces the child to the background of the Mahabharata, explains how it became a book, who wrote it and who the narrator was. It starts off with how Vyasa's head was in a whirl with different ideas just gushing like water into his mind. He need to pen them down, but because of the speed at which the thoughts were flowing in, he needed to pen them fast. For this, he meditated and called for the help of the great and learned Brahma. On his appearance, Brahma told Vyasa that the perfect person to do his job would be the one and only, Ganesha. Even though Ganesha agrees to help him, he says that it can be done on only one condition: Vyasa has to narrate the story in a continuous flow, and if he hesitated then Ganesha stop writing for him. However, the clever Vyasa tricks Ganesha in to slowing down whenever he needed a breather for the story.

About Chitra Krishnan

Chitra Krishnan, the author of this book, loves stories. She loves to listen to them, read them and even write stories. She has traveled a lot and has specialized in French. She believes that life is made up of tales, whether they are long or short, and that they have their own unique endings.

More from Author