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Maha-bharata As It Is in English, in two volumes

oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya

The Maha-bharata told by Sri Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa is finally available on our bookstore.

This edition has been called Maha-bharata As It Is because is perfectly faithful to the original, without unauthorized additions.

Originally published in the late 80’s in Italian language and then in Spanish, we are proud now to present it to you the English edition.

 

Go buy Vol. 1

 

Go buy Vol. 2

 

(Also available in hard cover)

 

Index of Vol. 1

 
Table of Contents 5
Offering obeisances and asking for blessings 11
Introduction 13
Why did you write the Maha-bharata? 13
Some notes from scholars and friends 14
Why not the full book? 15
Sanskrit terms 16
We dedicate this work 16
About errors… 16
Acknowledgements 17
Adi Parva 19
Suta’s Arrival 19
Suta Begins to Tell 20
The Snakes Are Cursed 21
After the Death of king Pariksit 24
The Alarmed Nagas 25
Janamejaya’s Snake Sacrifice 29
Astika’s Arrival 31
The Narration of the Maha-bharata Begins 33
The Emergency Caused by the Asuras 35
Shantanu and Bhishma 38
Shantanu y Ganga 39
Shantanu Meets His Second Wife 46
Amba’s Story 49
Vyasa Begets Three Children 54
Kunti and the Son of the Sun 58
Pandu is Cursed 60
The Birth of the Pandavas 61
The Birth of Dhritarastra’s Children 63
Pandu’s Death 64
Baleful Prediction 66
The First Attack 67
Drona’s Arrival 74
The Story of Drona and Drupada 76
Ekalavya, the Nishada 78
The Story of Karna 81
The Tournament 85
Drona’s Revenge 89
The Conspiracy 91
The Events of Varanavata 94
The Rakshasa Brothers 96
At Ekachakra 103
The News Of the Tournament 107
Draupadi’s Svayamvara 109
The Meeting Of the Pandavas With Krishna 117
The Apparent Reconciliation 118
The Division Of the Kingdom 122
Arjuna Goes On a Pilgrimage 125
Arjuna and Subhadra 129
The Burning of the Khandava Forest 131
Sabha Parva 135
The Construction of the Sabha 135
Jarasandha’s Story 137
The Pandavas’ Military Campaign 142
Krishna and Sishupala 145
Duryodhana Is Humiliated 150
The Diabolical Plan 152
The Invitation 154
The Dice Game 156
The Insults to Draupadi 160
Insult After Insult 165
The Game Continued 171
Vana Parva 173
In the Kamyaka Forest 173
Maitreya’s Curse 177
In Dvaitavana 180
Arjuna’s Departure 183
The Meeting With Shiva 185
Arjuna In the Celestial Planets 188
The Pilgrimage to Mandara 192
On the Peaks Of the Himalayas 194
Bhima Meets Hanuman 195
Arjuna’s Return 201
Nahusha’ Story 202
The Return to Kamyaka 205
Duryodhana Is Defeated and Humiliated 207
The Desperate Decision 210
Duryodhana’s Rajasuya 211
Jayadratha’s Misadventure 213
The Mysterious Lake 217
Virata Parva 221
The Beginning of Anonymity 221
Karna’s Dream 225
Indra Asks for Charity 227
Kichaka’s Insults 229
The Terror of the Gandharvas Spreads 234
Hastinapura’s Council 236
Susharma’s Attack 238
Arjuna Defeats the Kurus 239
The Secret Was Revealed 245
Abhimanyu’s Wedding 250
Glossary 253
 
 
 
Index of Vol. 2
 
Table of Contents 7
Udyoga Parva 11
The Council of Allies 11
Arjuna And Duryodhana In Dvaraka 13
Krishna, Arjuna’s Charioteer 16
The Arrival Of The Armies 17
Dhritarastra’s Message 19
Sanjaya and Vidura’s Advise 21
Krishna In Hastinapura 24
Karna and the Mystery Of His Birth 28
Kunti Visits Karna 30
Dhristadyumna Is Appointed Commander 33
Bhishma Is Appointed Commander 34
The Neutral Kings 36
Bhishma Parva 39
Dhritarastra Prepares For The Great Tragedy 39
Sanjaya Begins To Tell The Story 41
The Bhagavad-gita 44
The First Day 56
The Second Day 59
The Third Day 64
The Fourth Day 70
The Fifth Day 74
The Sixth Day 77
The Seventh Day 79
The Eighth Day 83
In Bhishma’s Tent 87
The Ninth Day 89
The Pandavas Go To Bhishma 91
The Tenth Day 93
The Fall Of Bhishma 96
Drona Parva 103
Sanjaya Comes Back From The Field Again 103
The Eleventh Day 107
The Vote Of The Trigarta 108
The Twelfth Day 109
The Fall of Bhagadatta 113
The Thirteenth Day – Abhimanyu 119
Jayadratha Closes The Breach 121
The Death Of Abhimanyu 123
Arjuna’s Vow 126
The Events Of The Night 129
The Fourteenth Day 133
Arjuna’s Approach 140
The Fears Of Yudhisthira 144
Satyaki, The Great Hero 146
Bhima In The Wake Of Satyaki 148
The Duel Between Bhima And Karna 155
Bhurisrava 158
Jayadratha’s Death 162
The Night War 165
Ghatotkacha 169
The Fifteenth Day 173
Drona Falls 175
Asvatthama’s Anger 181
Karna Parva 187
Sanjaya Tells 187
Karna’s Appointment – The Sixteenth Day 188
On The Seventeenth Day 190
The Tragic End Of Duhssasana 195
The Duel Between Arjuna And Karna 198
The Fall Of Karna 201
Duryodhana And The Secret Of Karna 204
Shalya Parva 207
Shalya Appointed Commander 207
The Eighteenth Day 209
Duryodhana Dives Into The Lake 211
Preparations For The Final Duel 214
Duryodhana Defeated 217
Epilogue 223
The Celebrations For The Victory 223
The Night Massacre 225
Asvatthama’s Punishment 231
The Deadly Embrace 236
The Coronation of Yudhisthira 239
Shanti Parva 240
The Birth Of Parikshit 243
Vidura’s Instructions 244
The Events Of Prabhasa 247
Krishna Returns To His World 250
Dvaraka Invaded By Waters 252
The Pandavas Withdraw 254
The Heavenly Goal 258
Concluding Words 260
Glossary 265
 
 
 

 

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