25 Feb It is good as it seems to be only good version of BORI CE. It has been highly appreciated by scholars for the effort. But the point is that BORI CE is BORI CE and. Vishnu said: As a big time fan of Mahabharata, I wanted to read a Complete Part 1 of Bibek Debroy’s magisterial part translation of the Mahabharat only. The Mahabharata is one of the greatest stories ever told. In this lucid, nuanced and confident translation, Bibek Debroy makes the Mahabharata marvellously.

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Through this structure, whose direct relevance is difficult to see, one should probably understand that such nested narrators will abound in the epic too. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you debroyy link to download the free Kindle App. I am very happy for the purchase and look forward similar experience in future too.

‘Some parts of the Mahabharata are boring’

A few months ago, Bbiek bought the entire box set. One could say that this heightens tension, and removes all doubts regarding the importance of the event itself. My previous attempts at reading translations of classics have always meandered out, but not this time. But though the flames blazed up high, they did not kill him.

Reshma rated it really liked it Feb 16, Indra Muhtadirin rated it it was amazing May 01, Ashwin rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Sep 18, Arvind rated it liked it Shelves: Arun Gopesh Certified Buyer 16 Jun, bihek Though it’s bkbek Volume 1 and it covers in greater details about all the lineages, mahabbarata, references and what not. To get the free app, enter mobile phone number. At times, it seems that Indra is omnipotent, at others he can seem a mere bit-player in a universe ruled by Bramha, or comes face-to-face with more mysterious and powerful gods like Shiva and Vishnu.

His stint as the director of the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Delhi, pushed him into the arc lights in when he concluded in a study that Gujarat was the most economically free state.


The Mahabharata, arguably the supreme war epic, also felt the need to debrly the fact that it was concerned with a war bigger than any other. Time burns all subjects and it is time that extinguishes the fire. In the Pouloma parva, a series of stories about the Bhrigu lineage ends with the sage named Ruru attempting to kill a non-poisonous snake, who turns out to be an accursed sage itself. A long oral tradition perpetuated it. While his intere An unabridged translation of the Mahabharata is a tall order.

Excellent work by Bibek Debroy. The mere disposal of corpses to clear the ground for battle the next day would require a couple of akshouhinis of its own.

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One puts his own body on the line to plug a dam breach. Her decision not to marry Karna more or less sparks the entire war of the epic, and her stripping at the hands of the Kauravas is quite gruesome. There have been only five unabridged translations of the Mahabharata to-date, three of them by Indians, and two that have originated in the United States one from the University of Chicago, and the other from the Clay Institute – both translations are as yet unfinished.

In my view, this is a milestone in Indic studies. Seeing Devayani inside, he provides her a hand and pulls her out. Snakes had kingdoms and kings then, according to the text.

‘Some parts of the Mahabharata are boring’

That best of sages, chief among those who are intelligent, resolved to sacrifice himself rather than set his mind on extinguishing the Kushika lineage.

I can cite chapter and verse to say that women were free to have intercourse with whom they wanted. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Mahabhqrata have a Kindle? On his return journey, the earrings are stolen by the naga king Takshaka.

Epic with no cuts

Refresh and try again. It is never quite clear what role each deity plays in the structure of the universe. It shows and teaches us even today Now if you check number of pages in seperate book online and number of pages of same book from setthey are slightly less but I think content is same in both books.


Apart from his work at the Niti Aayog, he is planning to translate Hari Vamshaconsidered an appendix to the Mahabharata, and Valmiki’s Ramayana. The story doesn’t need any reviews. When the illustrious one found that the fall did not kill him, he lit a fire in the great forest and entered it.

Myth is not in the text but in the people’s interpretation of the texts.

Before Shukra, he specifically asks: The book is available online for convenient shopping. Time alone is awake when everything is asleep. Sanket Dey Certified Buyer 12 Mar, In the early s, while at the Presidency College in Kolkata, the author wrote a mahbharata where he did a “statistical test on the frequency with which the five Pandavas used various weapons in the Kurukshetra war. I’ll definitely read all the volumes. Bivek the year-old full-time member of the Niti Aayog says he feels a “sense of dissatisfaction” after spending almost six years translating the books into English – a project comprising some 2.

The two long parvas, about the snake sacrifice and mahabhqrata story from Shantanu down to the birth and childhood of the heroes of the story, are probably the most interesting.

The second summary is in the voice of Dhritarashtra. As good a translation from original sanskrit language as is possible.

But It contains so many difficult words that Sometimes I felt helpless and hopeless to read and understand it completely Most of the characters are ascetics, whose “austerities” give them power.