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THE EVOLUTION OF MAHABHARATA

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S R Ramaswamy

Book Description

Evolution of Mahabharata tells the story of the preparation of the Critical Edition of the Mahabharata by V S Sukthankar and his team at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute. It succinctly discusses the nature of the Mahabharata text, the problem of myriad manuscripts, the views of the Western scholars on the Epic, the method of preparing the Critical Edition, and the remarkable contribution of V S Sukthankar, among other things. This is one of the early books in an Indian language meant for common reader to understand and appreciate the greatest scholarly undertaking of the twentieth century.

The present volume also includes insightful essays on : Vyasa, the author of the Epic; the famous Bharata-Savitri episode; the character of Bhisma; the Jnasesvari of Sant Jnanesvar; the unique position of the Gita and the reverence accorded to it.

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