- ISBN 9781887089173 / 1887089179
- Title Mahabharata: The Greatest Spiritual Epic of All Time
- Author Krishna Dharma
- Category Hinduism
- Format Hardcover
- Year 1999
- Pages 944
- Publisher Torchlight Publications
- Imprint Torchlight Publishing,U.S.
- Language English
- Dimensions 159mm x 56mm x 236mm
One of the oldest and most cherished of all Indian classics, filled with deep spiritual wisdom, it is the story of five heroic brothers who were destined to rule a vast kingdom.
Krishna Dharma condenses the epic into a fast paced novel that fully retains the majestic mood of the original. A powerful and moving tale, it recounts the history of the five heroic Pandava brothers. Cheated of their kingdom and sent into exile by their envious cousins, they set off on a fascinating journey. Profound spiritual themes underlie the thrilling narrative, making it one of the world's most revered texts. Culminating in an apocalyptic war, Mahabharata is a masterpiece of suspense, intrigue, and illuminating wisdom.
“Dharma successfully captures the mood and majesty of a rich and ancient epic, and in the process, does full and complete justice to the critical elements of the complex story. A well wrought saga that will be appreciated by western readers and admirably serve to introduce a new generation to the rich spiritual, cultural and historic legacy of India.” Midwest book review. “The narrative moves effortlessly...Often as racily as a thriller, without compromising the elevated style and diction. The visual imagery is every bit as impressive as anything achieved in the cinematic versions.” Mahesh Nair. India Today “With its intense love scenes jewelled palaces, vast battles, heroes, magical weapons and warring families, this novelized version resembles a 20th century saga.” James Meek, the Guardian