Reviews

A collection of reviews on books on the Mahabharata.

Mahabharata, translated by Dr. Bibek Debroy

Unabridged English translation of the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute's Critical Edition version of the Mahabharata, by Dr. Bibek Debroy, and published by Penguin.
  1. Volume 1 - most of the Adi Parva
  2. Volume 2
  3. Volume 3
  4. Volume 4
  5. Volume 5 - first, second review. Parvas 60-66
  6. Volume 6 - parvas 67-72 (Abhimanyu-Vadha to Narayana-Astra Moksha Parva)
  7. Volume 7
  8. Volume 8
  9. Volume 9 (second review)
  10. Volume 10

Gita for Children, by Roopa Pai


Review.
A good book for children to read - on their own, or with the help of parents - to get started on the Gita.
While I would encourage parents to read the Gita with and to their children - in Sanskrit - and then discuss the meaning and its import, this book is a good option if you want to have children read the Gita on their own. If they want to know more, there is the "Gita for Children" by Swami Chinmayananda.

Jaya: An Illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata, by Devdutt Pattanaik



The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma, by Gurcharan Das



The Puffin Mahabharata, by Namita Gokhale



Adi Parva - Churning of the Ocean, by Amruta Patil




The Mahabharata, An Abridged Translation, by John D. Smith






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