This well-known historical epic offers all the themes that make for a classic masterpiece: adventure, love, romance, treachery, betrayal, and in the center, the eternal spiritual wisdom of the Bhagavad-gita. Because of Krishna’s presence, and the speaking of the Bhagavad-gita on the battle field of Kurukshetra, the Mahabharata is revered as a sacred text and is one of the world’s greatest treatises on karma, reincarnation, and yoga.
With more than 74,000 verses the Mahabharata is one of the longest epic poems in the world, seven times as long as the Iliad and the Odyssey combined. This four-volume set was translated from the original Sanskrit by Kisari Mahan Ganguli in the 1890s. This translation, with its dense lyrical style, brings this epic narrative to life.