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    Description"The Mahabharata" is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. It is of immense importance to the culture of the Indian subcontinent, and is a major text of Hinduism. Its discussion of human goals (artha or purpose, kama or pleasure, dharma or duty, and moksha or liberation) takes place in a long-standing tradition, attempting to explain the relationship of the individual to society and the world (the nature of the 'Self') and the workings of karma.


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    Title
    The Mahabharata
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by J. D. Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 912
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 620 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140446814
    ISBN 10: 0140446818
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    LC classification: PA
    B&T General Subject: 640
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 62
    BISAC V2.8: POE008000
    B&T Approval Code: A24564420
    DC22: 294.59230452, 294.5923
    BIC subject category V2: HRGS
    BISAC V2.8: REL032030
    BISAC region code: 2.3.3.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: QRDF
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    Abridged
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    28 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John D. Smith was born in Nottingham in 1946. He attended Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he read Sanskrit and Hindi. In the early 1970s he held a research fellowship at Christ's College, Cambridge; this was followed by nine years as lecturer in Sanskrit at the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London. In 1984 he returned to Cambridge, where he is now emeritus Reader of Sanskrit. He has worked on both Sanskrit and modern Rajasthani, and his publications include The Visa?adevarasa: a restoration of the text (Cambridge, 1976) and The epic of Pabuji: a study, transcription and translation (Cambridge, 1991).