By Ramesh Menon
The Mahabharata is the more moderen of India's nice epics, and by way of some distance the longer. First composed by way of 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 paintings of not just the Indian subcontinent yet so much of south-east Asia. At 100,000 couplets, it's seven occasions so long as the Iliad and the Odyssey mixed: a ways and away the best recorded epic identified to man.The Mahabharata is the very booklet of lifestyles: in its sort, majesty and, additionally, in its violence and tragedy. it's been acknowledged that not anything exists that can not be discovered in the pages of this notable legend. The epic describes an outstanding conflict of a few 5000 years in the past, and the occasions that ended in it. The warfare 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, smooth 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, all of the 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 very good 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 gleaming sleek prose. It brings alive the entire pleasure, magic, and grandeur of the unique - for our occasions.