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Title:
The Mahābhārata : an English version based on selected verses
Author:
Narasimhan, C. V. (Chakravarthi V.), 1915-
Uniform Title:
Mahābhārata. Selections. English.
Edition:
Revised edition, with a new preface.
Publication Information:
New York : Columbia University Press, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xxix, 254 pages : genealogical tables. ; 24 cm.
General Note:
"Prepared for the Columbia College program of translations from the Oriental classics, Wm. Theodore de Bary, Editor."

"Originally published as number LXXI of the Records of civilization: sources and studies ..."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780231026246

9780231110556
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Intended to be a treatise on life itself, this epic poem embraces religion and ethics, polity and government, philosophy and the pursuit of salvation. This collection of more than 4,000 verses is supplemented by a glossary, genealogical tables, and an index correlating the verses with the original Sanskrit text.


Author Notes

William Theodore de Bary was born in the Bronx, New York on August 9, 1919. He graduated from Columbia College in 1941 and began pursuing Japanese studies at Harvard University. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, he was recruited by naval intelligence. He served at Pearl Harbor and later in Tokyo and Washington. After the war, he received a master's degree and a doctorate from Columbia. He taught Asian courses at Columbia and soon became head of Asian studies. From 1971 until 1978, he served as a vice president for academic affairs and provost. After formally retiring in 1989, he continued to teach with emeritus status until May 2017.

He wrote or edited more than 30 books including The Great Civilized Conversation: Education for a World Community and Sources of Chinese Tradition. In 2013, he received the National Humanities Medal. He died on July 14, 2017 at the age of 97.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan was educated at Madras University in India and at Oxford University. From 1937 to 1956 he worked in the Indian Civil Service, and for the next twenty-two years he worked at the undersecretary-general level at the United Nations.


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Library Journal Review

This current translation of the epic poem (no one's exactly sure who wrote it or when it first appeared) includes two new verses as well as a new preface and a glossary, genealogical tables, and an index correlating the verses with the original Sanskrit text. A lot of bang for the buck, though more for scholarly collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Guide to Pronunciationp. xi
Introductionp. xv
ādi Parvap. 1
Sabhā Parvap. 44
āra&nbdot;yaka Parvap. 58
Virā&tbdot;a Parvap. 72
Udyoga Parvap. 89
Bhī&sadot;ma Parvap. 121
Dro&nbdot;a Parvap. 142
Kar&nbdot;a Parvap. 160
Śalya Parvap. 167
Sauptika Parvap. 179
Strī Parvap. 186
Śāti Parvap. 190
Anuśāsana Parvap. 193
Aśvamedha Parvap. 195
āśramavāsika Parvap. 198
Mausāla Parvap. 203
Mahāprasthānika Parvap. 207
Svarga-āroha&nbdot;ika Parvap. 211
Genealogical Tablesp. 217
Glossaryp. 219
List of Alternative Namesp. 235
Index of Verses on Which English Version Is Basedp. 239
Preface to the Revised Paperback Edition
Preface
Guide to Pronounciation
Introduction
Adi Parva (Chapters I-XIX)
Sabha Parva (XX-XXIV)
Aranyaka Parva (XXV-XXIX)
Virata Parva (XXX-XXXIV)
Udyoga Parva (XXXV-XLVII)
Bhisma Parva (XLVIII-LVIII)
Drona Parva (LIX-LXVI)
Karna Parva (LXVII-LXIX)
Salya Parva (LXX-LXXVI)
Sauptika Parva (LXXVII-LXXX)
Stri Parva (LXXXI-LXXXIII)
Santi Parva (LXXXIV)
Anusasana Parva (LXXXV)
Asvamedha Parva (LXXXVI-LXXXVII)
Asramavasika Parva (LXXXVIII-XC)
Mausala Parva (XCI-XCIII)
Mahaprasthanika Parva (XCIV-XCV)
Svarga-Arohanika Parva (XCVI-XCIX)
Genealogical Tables
Glossary
List of Alternative Names
Index of Verses on Which English Version Is Based

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