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The Mahabharata: A Modern Rendering, Vol 2

The Mahabharata: A Modern Rendering, Vol 2

The greatest Indian epic, The Mahabharata, is the tale of life - its intrigues, its joys, its sorrows and about the elusive truth. First composed in verse, coming down the centuries through the ancient oral tradition, the epic has deeply influenced the history, culture, and arts of the subcontinent, as well as most of South-East Asia.

The Mahabharata tells of a great war and the events that lead upto it. The battlefield of Kurukshetra and the eventual victory of one of the warring factions leads to the end of a yuga and a new world order comes into existence. The epic is a treasure trove of human feelings and anguish while at the heart of it lies the Song of God, the Bhagavad Gita. At one level, all the restless action of the epic is a quest for the Gita and its sacred stillness. The Gita remains the holiest of all Hindu texts while The Mahabharata continues to enamour readers and scholars all over the world.

This new rendering retells the Mahabharata to the contemporary reader in lyrical, modern prose. Without being too short or forbiddingly long, it brings alive all the epic's excitement, magic and grandeur to our times. Published in two Volumes the Book has 821 Pags in Volume.1 and 718 Pages in Vol.2,totalling 1539 Pges.

BOOK FIVE - UDYOGA PARVA

Chapter 1. THE COUNCIL IN UPAPLAVYA

Chapter 2. A CHOICE FOR TWO KSHATRIYAS

Chapter 3. ‘EVERYONE SEEMS TO KNOW ME’

Chapter 4. THE TWO ARMIES

Chapter 5. THE MESSENGERS

Chapter 6. THE PANDAVAS’ REPLY

Chapter 7. A BLIND KING’S TERROR

Chapter 8. SANJAYA DELIVERS A MESSAGE

Chapter 9. ‘NOT LAND TO COVER THE POINT OF A NEEDLE’

Chapter 10. A SECOND COUNCIL IN UPAPLAVYA

Chapter 11. KRISHNA ARRIVES IN HASTINAPURA

Chapter 12. IN VIDURA’S HOUSE

Chapter 13. IN THE COURT OF HASTINAPURA

Chapter 14. DURYODHANA AND KRISHNA

Chapter 15. ‘I AM NOT ALONE’

Chapter 16. KRISHNA AND KARNA

Chapter 17. THE PANDAVA SENAPATI

Chapter 18. THE KAURAVA SENAPATI

Chapter 19. ON THE BANKS OF YAMUNA

Chapter 20. ‘COME AWAY TO YOUR BROTHERS’

Chapter 21. FOR LOVE OF HIS FRIEND

Chapter 22. BALARAMA AND RUKMI

Chapter 23. ULUKA’S EMBASSY

BOOK SIX - BHEESHMA PARVA

Chapter 1. SANJAYA’S GIFT

Chapter 2. KURUKSHETRA

Chapter 3. A MOMENT OF CRISIS

Chapter 4. THE BHAGAVAD GITA

Chapter 5. THE SONG OF GOD

Chapter 6. THE BHAGAVAD GITA

Chapter 7. THE BHAGAVAD GITA

Chapter 8. THE SONG OF GOD

Chapter 9. THE BHAGAVAD GITA

Chapter 10. THE GHASTLY WAR

Chapter 11. THE SECOND DAY: TWO KRAUNCHAS

Chapter 12. THE THIRD DAY: THE EAGLE AND THE CRESCENT

Chapter 13. THE FOURTH DAY: BHEEMA AND HIS SON

Chapter 14. THE FIFTH AND SIXTH DAYS

Chapter 15. THE SEVENTH DAY: MANY DUELS

Chapter 16. THE EIGHTH DAY: THE FIELD OF DEATH

Chapter 17. DURYODHANA’S DESPAIR

Chapter 18. THE NINTH DAY: THE TERRIBLE PATRIARCH

Chapter 19. THE LAST NIGHT OF AN AGE

Chapter 20. THE TENTH MORNING

Chapter 21. THE BED OF ARROWS

Chapter 22. ‘I NEVER HATED YOU’

BOOK SEVEN - DRONA PARVA

Chapter 1. DRONA, SENAPATI

Chapter 2. THE ELEVENTH DAY

Chapter 3. SUSHARMA

Chapter 4. BHAGADATTA’S ELEPHANT

Chapter 5. AN ANCIENT AND HIS BEAST

Chapter 6. DRONA’S VOW

Chapter 7. THE CHAKRA VYUHA

Chapter 8. JAYADRATHA’S MOMENT

Chapter 9. ABHIMANYU

Chapter 10. ARJUNA’S VOW

Chapter 11. JAYADRATHA’S TERROR

Chapter 12. ARJUNA’S DREAM

Chapter 13. THE THREE VYUHAS

Chapter 14. ARJUNA THE MAGNIFICENT

Chapter 15. AT THE RIM OF THE RED LOTUS

Chapter 16. DEEP INTO THE ENEMY’S ARMY

Chapter 17. THE SOUND OF KRISHNA’S CONCH

Chapter 18. TERRIBLE SATYAKI

Chapter 19. YUDHISHTIRA’S ANXIETY

Chapter 20. BHEEMA ARRIVES

Chapter 21. KARNA AND BHEEMA

Chapter 22. SATYAKI AND BHOORISRAVAS

Chapter 23. THE SETTING SUN

Chapter 24. THE WAR AT NIGHT

Chapter 25. KARNA, KRIPA AND ASWATTHAMA

Chapter 26. AWESOME KARNA

Chapter 27. GHATOTKACHA RULES THE NIGHT

Chapter 28. INDRA’S SHAKTI

Chapter 29. DRONA

Chapter 30. ONE WHITE LIE

Chapter 31. RECRIMINATIONS

Chapter 32. NARAYANASTRA

BOOK EIGHT - KARNA PARVA

Chapter 1. SENAPATI KARNA

Chapter 2. MANY DUELS

Chapter 3. THE LUCID NIGHT

Chapter 4. SHALYA

Chapter 5. THE TWO BROTHERS

Chapter 6. IN YUDHISHTIRA’S TENT

Chapter 7. THE TASTIEST DRINK

Chapter 8. KARNA AND ARJUNA

Chapter 9. THE MIRED WHEEL

Chapter 10. THE SORROWING SUN

Chapter 11. OUT UNDER THE MOON

BOOK NINE - SHALYA PARVA

Chapter 1. KRIPA AND HIS SISHYA

Chapter 2. TAMELESS SHALYA

Chapter 3. THE LAST MEN

Chapter 4. THE DWAIPAYANA LAKE

Chapter 5. MAGNIFICENT DURYODHANA

Chapter 6. THE TWO COUSINS

Chapter 7. AT SAMANTAPANCHAKA

Chapter 8. THE CLARITY OF KRISHNA

BOOK TEN - SAUPTIKA PARVA

Chapter 1. IN HASTINAPURA

Chapter 2. THE WHITE OWL’S LESSON

Chapter 3. THE SAVAGE CAMP

Chapter 4. ASWATTHAMA’S JEWEL

BOOK ELEVEN - STREE PARVA

Chapter 1. WITH DHRITARASHTRA AND GANDHARI

Chapter 2. GANDHARI’S CURSE

Chapter 3. TARPANA FOR A KSHATRIYA

BOOKS TWELVE AND THIRTEEN - SHANTI PARVA & ANUSASANA PARVA

Chapter 1. YUDHISHTIRA’S GRIEF.

Chapter 2. A NEW KING IN HASTINAPURA

Chapter 3. THE DYING PATRIARCH

Chapter 4. BHEESHMA’S WISDOM

Chapter 5. DHARMA

Chapter 6. THE PASSING OF A PATRIARCH

BOOK FOURTEEN - ASWAMEDHA PARVA

Chapter 1. KRISHNA SAYS FAREWELL

Chapter 2. THE ASWAMEDHA YAGNA

BOOK FIFTEEN - ASRAMAVASIKA PARVA

Chapter 1. THE PASSING OF THE ELDERS

BOOK SIXTEEN - MAUSALA PARVA

Chapter 1. RITUAL AT PRABHASA

Chapter 2. KRISHNA

Chapter 3. ARJUNA’S ANGUISH

BOOK SEVENTEEN - MAHAPRASTHANIKA PARVA

Chapter 1. THE FINAL JOURNEY

BOOK EIGHTEEN - SWARGAROHANIKA PARVA

Chapter 1. THE LAW OF HEAVEN

PHALASRUTI

APPENDIX

Glossary

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