The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata : A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic

By (author) R. K. Narayan

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Growing from an oral tradition of ballads based on historic events in India, the Mahabharata was passed down and extended through the centuries, becoming the longest written poem. In this text, R.K. Narayan provides a rendition in an abbreviated retelling of this epic.

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
  • 09 Aug 2001
  • The University of Chicago Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL
  • English
  • 17 line drawings
  • 0226568229
  • 9780226568225
  • 473,599

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R. K. Narayan is one of the most prominent Indian novelists of the twentieth century. Born in 1906, Narayan was the recipient of the National Prize of the Indian Literary Academy, India's highest literary honor. His numerous works "Mr. Sampath-The Printer of Malgudi," "Swami and Friends," " Waiting for Mahatm"a, and G"ods, Demons and Others," all published by the University of Chicago Press.

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