Mahabharata - C. Rajagopalachari - English
*The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, along with the Ramayana.
*It is a vast and complex narrative poem that tells the story of a dynastic struggle and civil war between two branches of a royal family, the Pandavas and the Kauravas, and their allies and enemies.
*The Mahabharata is believed to have been composed between the 8th and 9th centuries BCE, although its final form was likely not completed until much later.
*It is traditionally attributed to the sage Vyasa, although it is likely the result of a collective effort by many poets and sages over the course of several centuries.
*The Mahabharata is a rich and multifaceted work that contains many philosophical, ethical, and spiritual teachings, as well as vivid portrayals of human relationships, political intrigue, and epic battles.
*This is an accessible and widely read English edition of the foundational text in Hinduism which has had a profound influence on Indian culture and literature for thousands of years.