This coffee table—worthy book is wrapped in a textured jacket with gold foil, making it a great gift for mythology enthusiasts, history buffs, and readers interested in Indian culture. It's chock full of beautiful illustrations, with over 500 images of paintings, photographs and sculptures, which makes it one of the most striking coffee table books ever to grace my coffee table. Discover the principal characters of the Mahabharata and their family trees, and understand key moments from the birth of Pandavas and Kauravas to the death of the elders. The characters, both human and divine, are larger than life. Follow the tale as it unfolds through 18 parvas with stunning photographs, paintings, sculptures, and historical artefacts. I'm using it as a coffee table book.
Some of the sources and people who contributed are listed in an Appendix. It helps if you want to introduce Mahabharata to a young adult or someone completely new to this epic. This material is useful in approaching the long summary of the poem which constitutes the body of this Guide. This experience, with Krishna's help, works to teach the Pandavas a degree of restraint and wisdom. The most famous section of the Mahabharata in the Bhagavad Gita from chapter 8, the only part of the poem I had earlier read.
An illustrated guide to India's greatest epic, which has shaped Indian thought for over 3,000 years, with stories from all 18 chapters, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Harivamsa. Lines from each chapter of the Bhagavad Gita are given on the page accompanied only by brief commentary and by the Sanskrit text. This coffee table—worthy book is wrapped in a textured jacket with gold foil, making it a great gift for mythology enthusiasts, history buffs, and readers interested in Indian culture. Overview This illustrated edition of Mahabharata brings the world's longest epic to life. One is hooked after reading the first few pages. Follow the tale as it unfolds through 18 parvas with stunning photographs, paintings, sculptures, and historical artefacts. This one is captivating and different because it draws on all those cultural strands, past and contemporary, to enrich the story.
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Also, immensely violent, because it's about world war with a lot of intrigue, lust, murder along the way. The Illustrated Mahabharata does a great job of making uninitiated readers familiar with the main characters in the humungous epic which has nearly 100,000 shlokas, by detailed family trees. This Illustrated Mahabharata was moving, absorbing, and taught me a great deal. An exquisite book, beautifully designed, wonderful graphics, and lots of side stories. Eliot, who called it the greatest philosophical poem after the Divine Comedy. I could be reborn a million times but not understand a millionth part of this radical, psychedelic trip.
The epic poem centers upon a large-scale war of 18 days duration between two related families the Pandavas and the Kauravas who compete for rulerrship of a kingdom called Kuru. The Mahabharata is a work in this latter category. ©2017 Description 509 pages : illustrations chiefly color , color maps ; 31 cm. I've been in love with the Mahabharata for over a decade and have read parts of it over and over in various translations, novelizations, comics and the entire 1980s Indian miniseries, but it is so long and so full of deep philosophy, laws, repetitions, contradictions that I cannot finish it. It is very difficult to condense and explain the complexity of the Mahabharat, especially for a non-Indian audience, but this book is probably the best introduction. The Guide presents the Bhagavad Gita differently from its presentation of the rest of the poem. With more than 500 stunning images showcasing India's varied art forms, the book encapsulates stories from all 18 chapters, the Gita, and the Harivamsa in a uniquely accessible and visually stunning way.
The Harivamsha tells of the human birth, childhood, and young manhood of Krishna who appears in human form and plays a large role in the Mahabharata. Know the Mahabharata with this beautiful retelling of India's greatest epic. Follow the tale as it unfolds through 18 parvas with stunning photographs, paintings, sculptures, and historical artefacts. Now all that has changed. Follow the tale as it unfolds through 18 parvas with stunning photographs, paintings, sculptures, and historical artefacts. Those who think they know all about it would also find quite something new for themselves.
With more than 500 stunning images showcasing India's varied art forms, the book encapsulates the complete stories in a uniquely accessible way. The work is not for casual reading but instead gives a sense of the profundity of the text. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. It is the core text of the Hindu tradition and has been treasured by American writers from Emerson and Thoreau to T. The book develops slowly to lead the reader through the Mahabharata. Summary Take a fresh look at India's great epic with The Illustrated Mahabharata and rediscover the lost kingdoms, dynasties, and characters of the Mahabharata.
The magnificent illustration contributes to fully enter the text. There have been more than two hundred English translations of the Gita, including many competent literal versions, but not one of them is a superlative literary text in its own right. Those familiar with the Mahabharata may feel that it could have been better. Hi all i am currently researching on manus law code emotions run high when reading this book and that can be true while reading law books of every religious tradition. Know the Mahabharata with this beautiful retelling of India's greatest epic. After the presentation of the poem, the Guide concludes with a glossaries of the people and concepts presented in the Mahabharata together with an illustrated summary of the artistic styles shown in the book's pictures.
The stories within this book are repetitive - right in the next page. Follow the tale as it unfolds through 18 parvas with stunning photographs, paintings, sculptures, and historical artefacts. It is then that the message of the Gita comes to teach us that it is only when we rise above human schemes and calculations and awake to the presence of the indwelling Spirit that we can hope to find the answer to our need. It is better to be slain while following one's own dharma. Weve included tick boxes next to each title so that you can mark your choices three ways to place a hold on these items phone 03 941 7923. Discover the principal characters of the Mahabharata and their family trees, and understand key moments from the birth of Pandavas and Kauravas to the death of the elders.