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Mahabharata Book Two The Great Hall by Paul Wilmot
  

Mahabharata Book Two The Great Hall

Part of the Clay Sanskrit Library Series

Synopsis

Mahabharata Book Two The Great Hall by Paul Wilmot

The Great Hall relates some of the most seminal events of the epic, culminating in the famous game of dice between the Pandavas and the Kauravas. The Pandavas, happily settled in Indra*prastha, enjoy one glorious success after another. Yudhi*shthira, after erecting the most magnificent hall on earth, decides to perform the Royal Consecration Sacrifice, which will raise his status to that of the world's greatest sovereign. His brothers travel far and wide and conquer all known kingdoms. Yet just when the Pandavas are beginning to seem invincible, Yudhi*shthira mysteriously gambles everything away in a fateful game of dice to his cousin Duryodhana. 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 Published in the geek-chic format.

-BookForum 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 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

1st August 2006

Author

Paul Wilmot

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Publisher

New York University Press

Format

Hardback
588 pages

Categories

Poetry by individual poets
Hinduism
Sacred texts

ISBN

9780814794067

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