The Mahabharata

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A modern retelling of an ancient tale of power, love, duty and revenge To Indians, the Mahabharata is not merely a story of the power struggle between princes divided on the issue of inheritance. It is representative of human nature and of life itself, for woven into the elaborate narrative of a heroic tale are writings on ethics, law, philosophy, history, geography, statecraft and religion. Meera Uberoi has retold this epic tale of love and hatred, joy and sorrow, pride and endurance, with great lucidity. Heroes and villains, kings and queens all come alive through her use of the modern idiom. Weaving the metaphors, similes and allegories of the original into the main narrative, Uberoi makes the lessons of the Mahabharata more relevant than ever to the modern reader. Well-paced...Uberoi s Mahabharata reads like English, yet retains some measure of nuance from the original Sanskrit Arshia Sattar, Indian Review of Books Meera Uberoi s language is simple and spare...the story moves at a fast pace without flagging Hindu

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Meera Uberoi (1952--2012) was a much loved children's writer who retold fairy tales, myths and legends, and stories from India's monumental epic, the Mahbharata. Some of her published books are Lord Ganesha's Feast of Laughter, Penguin Book of Gardening in India, and The Puffin Book of Classic Indian Tales for Children. Her Leadership Secrets from the Mahabharata is a book on the theories of statecraft in ancient India. Besides writing, Meera was interested in gardening and painting.

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