26 Jan Sanskrit Literature, Hinduism texts, Dharma Texts, Vedic literature, ‘J. A. B. van Buitenen The Mahabharata, Volume 2- Book 2- The Book of. The book The Mahabharata, Volume 1: Book 1: The Book of the Beginning, Edited by J. A. B. van Buitenen is published by University of Chicago Press. The book The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata, Edited by J. A. B. van Buitenen is published by University of Chicago Press.

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Minor Creatures Ivan Kreilkamp. The only reason I would recommend this translation to anyone is, that it is unfortunately, all that is available. Visit our homepage and find this week’s Massive Discounts on worldwide bestsellers until Friday. Translated and Edited by J.

The Bhagavadgita in the Mahabharata

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Van Buitenen had his quirks can. Next page of related Sponsored Products. The Upanishads Juan Mascaro. Some reviewers seem to find it unfortunate that the resulting choices of words are sometimes “critical,” but in fact they are simply accurate and the resulting text remains a timeless epic and a world classic.

Given the propensity of Indian epics to wander through a variety of stories within stories, I would suggest that someone with no mahabuarata with the Mahabharata begin either with the Peter Brook’s video – the longest version you can find – or with an abridgement.

Read more Read less. Rethinking the “Mahabharata” Alf Hiltebeitel.

He takes many liberties in his “translation” and one gets a distinct impression of hastiness when reading, especially when coming across obvious errors. Philosophers such as Emerson and the other New England Transcendentalists were deeply affected by its insights, a dozen or more scholars, including Annie Besant and Mahatma Gandhi, have attempted its translation, and thousands of individuals struggling with the problems divided loyalties have found comfort and wisdom in its pages.


Amazing epic of India. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The difference between the abrigements and the real thing is as extreme as reading a retelling of the Iliad for fourth graders vs. South and East Asian Religions. Rajagopalacharicontains a selection of over one hundred of the more interesting stories and episodes with interspersed comment.

The Christ of India: The Book of the Virata; Book 5: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Despite his literalness and archaisms, however, and despite his occasional inaccuracies some of which seem to be the product of misprintsGanguli is always lively and never wooden; as an Indian, he seems really to have caught the spirit of the Mahabharata. The Yoga of Power Julius Evola.

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I would recommend the interested reader to seek out the Ganguli translation instead. The Mahabharata, Volume 1: Ships from and sold by Amazon. Books 2 and 3 Index. Product mahahbarata Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x Mine is the economy paperback reprint in four stitched and sturdily-bound though poorly printed volumes, and runs to over closely printed pages.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Bhagavad-gita Simon Brodbeck. The present edition forms a part of J. About Contact News Giving to the Press. Hypnosis Mind Body Healing. Discover The World’s Grandest Gan. A clear and practical analysis of Krishna’s dictums and the questions posed by Arjuna, which represent the moral confusion of mankind. Paths To God Ram Dass. Ganguli’s is a lively edition I would certainly recommend.


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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. This is the first volume in what will ultimately become a multi volume edition encompassing all eighteen books. The core of this great work is the epic struggle between five heroic brothers, the Pandavas, mahabharatq their one hundred contentious cousins for rule of the land.

Besides van Buitenen’s occasionally quirky usage, it must be said that his rendering can sometimes be rather wooden, particularly in the passages he chose to attempt in ‘verse. You may purchase this title at these fine bookstores. His careful translation from a definitive text, in as much as India ever produces a definitive text, is a gift to the person who reads Sanskrit as well as to those who are dependent upon a translation.

The most prominent feature of Ganguli’s style, apart from its literalness, is his employment of archaic forms such as “Thee” and “Thou” and “Thine,” etc.

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