by Kisari Mohan Ganguli | 2,566,952 words | ISBN-10: 8121505933
Summary: The English translation of the Mahabharata is a large text describing ancient India. It is authored by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa and contains the records of ancient humans. Also, it documents the fate of the Kauravas and the Pandavas family.
Another part of the large contents, deal with many philosophical dialogues such as the goals of life.
Book 1, Adi Parva (The Book of the Beginning), is about how the Mahabharata came to be narrated by Sauti to the assembled rishis at Naimisharanya after having been recited at the Sarpasatra of Janamejaya by Vaishampayana at Takshashila.
* Note from Wisdom library:
The storyteller vs listener are put in Bold. The first part it is a conversation between Sauti and Saunaka. In section LX there is a switch of storyteller vs listener: Vaisampayana vs Janamejaya.
Contents of this online book ( + / - )
The full text of the Mahabharata (English) in English is available here and publically accesible (free to read online). Of course, I would always recommend buying the book so you get the latest edition. You can see all this book’s content by visiting the pages in the below index: