By Ramesh Menon
The Mahabharata is the newer of India's nice epics, and via a ways the longer. First composed through the Maharishi Vyasa in verse, it has come down the centuries within the undying oral culture of guru and sishya, profoundly influencing the heritage, tradition, and artwork of not just the Indian subcontinent yet such a lot of south-east Asia. At 100,000 couplets, it truly is seven instances so long as the Iliad and the Odyssey mixed: some distance and away the best recorded epic identified to man.The Mahabharata is the very publication of lifestyles: in its type, majesty and, additionally, in its violence and tragedy. it's been stated that not anything exists that can not be came across in the pages of this notable legend. The epic describes a superb battle of a few 5000 years in the past, and the occasions that resulted in it. The struggle on Kurukshetra sees ten million warriors slain, brings the dwapara yuga to an finish, and ushers in a brand new and sinister age: this current kali yuga, sleek times.At the center of the Mahabharata nestles the Bhagavad Gita, the track of God. Senayor ubhayor madhye, among teeming armies, Krishna expounds the everlasting dharma to his warrior of sunshine, Arjuna. At one point, the entire stressed motion of the Mahabharata is a quest for the Gita and its sacred stillness. After the carnage, it's the Gita that survives, immortal lotus floating upon the darkish waters of desolation: the ultimate secret!With its outstanding solid of characters, human, demonic, and divine, and its riveting narrative, the Mahabharata keeps to enchant readers and students internationally. This new rendering brings the epic to the modern reader in glowing glossy prose. It brings alive all of the pleasure, magic, and grandeur of the unique - for our occasions.