The Mahabharata, Paperback


"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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 912 pages, map
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Hindu sacred texts
  • ISBN: 9780140446814



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