The Mahabharata

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

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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 poem ever written. R. K. Narayan provides a superb rendition in an abbreviated and elegant retelling of this great epic.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 272.15g
  • The University of Chicago Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • 17 line drawings
  • 0226568229
  • 9780226568225
  • 587,577

About R. K. Narayan

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.show more

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