The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata

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Synopsis

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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780140446814
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 294.592304521
DEWEY edition: 22
Number of pages: 833
Weight: 612g
Height: 196mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 41mm