The Mahabharata by Vyasa: The epic of ancient India condensed into English verse

Romesh C. DUTT (1848 - 1909)

The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. Traditionally, the authorship of the Mahabharata is attributed to Vyasa. With more than 74,000 verses, Mahabharata is said to be the longest poem. Mahabharata tells the story of the epic Kurukshetra War and the fates of the cousin brothers Kauravas and the Pandavas. But more than that the Mahabharata contains much philosophical and devotional material, such as a discussion of the four "goals of life" or 'purusharthas'. The latter are enumerated as dharma (right action), artha (purpose), kama (pleasure), and moksha (liberation). (Introduction by om123)

Genre(s): Poetry, Epics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 Book I. Astra Darsana (The Tournament) om123
00:27:38
Play 02 02 Book II. Swayamvara (The Bride's Choice) om123
00:27:58
Play 03 03 Book III. Rajasuya (The Imperial Sacrifice) om123
00:29:39
Play 04 04 Book IV. Dyuta (The Fatal Dice) om123
00:26:10
Play 05 05 Book V. Pativrata-Mahatmya (Woman's Love) om123
00:37:08
Play 06 06 Book VI. Go-Harana (Cattle-Lifting) om123
00:26:49
Play 07 07 Book VII. Udyoga (The Preparation) om123
00:28:28
Play 08 08 Book VIII. Bhishma-Badha (Fall of Bhishma) om123
00:39:02
Play 09 09 Book IX. Drona-Badha (Fall of Drona) om123
00:36:44
Play 10 10 Book X. Karna-Badha (Fall of Karna) om123
00:31:45
Play 11 11 Book XI. Sraddha (Funeral Rites) om123
00:20:18
Play 12 12 Book XII. Aswa-Medha (Sacrifice of the Horse) om123
00:18:43
Play 13 13 Conclusion om123
00:05:01
Play 14 14 Translator's epilogue om123
00:25:51
Play 15 15 Glossary of Sanscrit words om123
00:04:28