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Mahabharata Book Nine (Volume 1) Shalya by Justin Meiland
  

Mahabharata Book Nine (Volume 1) Shalya

Part of the Clay Sanskrit Library Series

Synopsis

Mahabharata Book Nine (Volume 1) Shalya by Justin Meiland

The Book of Shalya recounts in gory detail the final destruction of the Kaurava army and the defeat of its leader, Dur*yodhana. In this first volume heroic duels and martial speeches abound as Shalya, the king of the Madras, is made general of the Kaurava army, only to be slaughtered in his turn. The Book of Shalya recounts in gory detail the final destruction of the Kaurava army and the defeat of its leader, Duryodhana. In this first volume heroic duels and martial speeches abound as Shalya, the king of the Madras, is made general of the Kaurava army, only to be slaughtered in his turn. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

Reviews

The Clay Sanskrit Library represents one of the most admirable publishing projects now afoot. . . . Anyone who loves the look and feel and heft of books will delight in these elegant little volumes.

-New Criterion The books line up on my shelf like bright Bodhisattvas ready to take tough questions or keep quiet company. They stake out a vast territory, with works from two millennia in multiple genres: aphorism, lyric, epic, theater, and romance.

-Willis G. Regier,The Chronicle Review Published in the geek-chic format.

-BookForum Very few collections of Sanskrit deep enough for research are housed anywhere in North America. Now, twenty-five hundred years after the death of Shakyamuni Buddha, the ambitious Clay Sanskrit Library may remedy this state of affairs.

-Tricycle No effort has been spared to make these little volumes as attractive as possible to readers: the paper is of high quality, the typesetting immaculate. The founders of the series are John and Jennifer Clay, and Sanskritists can only thank them for an initiative intended to make the classics of an ancient Indian language accessible to a modern international audience.

-The Times Higher Education Supplement


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Book Info

Publication date

31st July 2005

Author

Justin Meiland

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Publisher

New York University Press

Format

Hardback
371 pages

Categories

Poetry by individual poets
Hinduism
Sacred texts

ISBN

9780814757062

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