Mahabharata (World Literature in Translation) (Paperback)

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By William Buck, B.A. van Nooten (Introduction by)
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Few works in world literature have inspired so vast an audience in nations with radically different languages and cultures as the Mahabharata. Written some 2,000 years ago and probably the longest Indian epic ever composed, it is a story of dynastic struggle that culminates in a fatal clash between two branches of a single ruling family. It is a moral and philosophical tale as well as a historical one. In his introduction, Sanskritist B. A. van Nooten notes that apart from William Buck’s rendition no other English version has been able to capture the blend of religion and martial spirit that pervades the original epic.

About the Author

William Buck (1933-1970) was a Sanskritist, devoting his life's work to modern retellings of the Ramayana, Mahabharata, and the unfinished Harivamsa.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780520305588
ISBN-10: 0520305582
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: May 7th, 2019
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: World Literature in Translation