The Illustrated Mahabharata: The Definitive Guide to India's Greatest EpicASIAN ART MUSEUM
An illustrated guide to India’s greatest epic, which has shaped Indian thought for over 3,000 years, with stories from all 18 chapters, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Harivamsa.
The Illustrated Mahabharata brings the world’s longest epic to life. With more than 500 stunning images showcasing India’s varied art forms, the book encapsulates the complete stories in a uniquely accessible way. Contains a seamless weaving of Sanskrit text with its regional variations including a detailed retelling of the 18 Day War, its causes and consequences. The Bhagavad Gita, one of the most well-known Hindu scriptures, is outlined along with its main themes and verses. A chronicle of Krishna’s life in the Harivamsha before he enters the world of the Pandavas is included as well as an analysis of the characters who drive the story. The principal cities and kingdoms from the epic are highlighted with explanation of the key concepts and themes that determine the world of the Mahabharata, such as dharma, karma, and moksha.
This coffee table–worthy book is wrapped in a textured jacket with gold foil, making it a great gift for mythology enthusiasts, history buffs and readers interested in Indian culture.
- 512 pages, Hardcover
- Published by Dorling Kindersley. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children.