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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You will feel same for Mahabharata Series after reading this book. As an indian i always knew mahabharzta basic story since childhood but filnally my dream of reading original epic deroy been fulfilled.

That best of sages, chief among those who are intelligent, resolved to sacrifice himself rather than set his mind on extinguishing the Kushika lineage. In one digression, for instance, Indra encounters Shiva playing dice on a mountaintop. Write a product review.

With a sorrowful heart, he then returned to his hermitage. Only the brahmins, those followers of austerities, have agency, for it is they who hurl curses upon others and thus move the narrative forward.

My Sanskrit skills were not that good – I didn’t understand everything I mahabharatq reading. As a big time fan of Mahabharata, I wanted to read a “Complete Mahabharata”.

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‘Some parts of the Mahabharata are boring’

After a few years, the slave Sharmishtha is able to seduce Yayati and gives mahxbharata to three sons. City of lights Lahore looms large in this novel. Also, thought that there would be good philosophical discussions.

Sanket Dey Certified Buyer 12 Mar, Only 3 unabridged books are there in English in that it’s the best Mar 15, Saumya rated it it was amazing. Time brings existence and non-existence, pleasure and pain.

‘Some parts of the Mahabharata are boring’

But 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.

Throughout the epic, characters face them with maahbharata clear indications of what is right and what is wrong, there are no absolute answers. That Mahabharata was composed entirely by Vedvyasa in a single lifetime is also marked as an impossibility.

One request, to whoever is listening and is capable of fulfilling: Showing of 35 reviews. Dharma is not an easy concept to grasp.

Return to Book Page. For instance, in the Critical Edition Arjuna is going towards the north, but suddenly he goes eastwards.

Refresh mahabarata try again. The economist, in a blue shirt paired with dark trousers, sits in front of a table, with the day’s newspapers and the latest magazines neatly arranged on it. In his introduction to the first book, Debroy attempts to place the events in the Mahabharata in history.

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Jan 01, Pradeep T rated it it was amazing. 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. They could’ve done more.

Epic with no cuts

The epic also leaves the readers with many moral value lessons. A pure sense of dissatisfaction,” he says. Through this structure, whose direct relevance is difficult to see, one should probably understand that such nested narrators will abound in the epic too.

Jun 02, Maya Pillai rated it really liked it. Clearly, those composing the Mahabharata felt it prudent to provide a gist to remind people of the story they have always known in summary. Debroy has based his Mahabharata on what is called the Critical Edition, issued by Pune’s Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute and based on research carried out between and There were times when the translation work wasn’t pleasant.

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