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The Mahabharata
Shanta Rameshwar Rao
Price : ₹ 225.00  
ISBN : 9788125038702
Language : English
Pages : 144
Binding : Paperback
Book Size : 140 x 216 mm
Year : 2010
Series : Illustrated Classics
Territorial Rights : World
Imprint : No Image
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About the Book

The great Indian epic brought to life in a masterly retelling by a consummate storyteller.

Table of Contents

The Family Tree
  1. The Noble Prince
  2. The Unhappy Princess
  3. The Birth of Karna
  4. The Pandava Princes
  5. The Great Archer
  6. A Wicked Plot
  7. Ekalavya
  8. Karna Faces Arjuna
  9. Duryodhana Plots Again
  10. A Silent City
  11. Draupadl's Swayamvara
  12. Imperial Indraprastha
  13. The Gambling Match
  14. The Pandavas in Exile
  15. The Year in Hiding
  16. The Besieged City
  17. The Exile is Over
  18. Envoys and Missions
  19. Preparations for War
  20. Kurukshetra and After
Contributors (Author(s), Editor(s), Translator(s), Illustrator(s) etc.)

Shanta Rameshwar Rao (1924–2015) wrote and told stories for most of her life. For her, story-telling was as natural as breathing; she believed that stories emerged from deep within and that in the telling and writing, they changed both teller and listener. She wrote for children and adults, and indeed her works have been enjoyed by people of all ages. She is best known for her retelling of Indian myths and legends. Her wide repertoire includes books like Tales of Ancient India (translated into several languages), The Bulbul’s Ruby Nose-ring, Seethu, Bekanna and the Musical MiceChathu—The Elephant Boy (co-authored with Karoor Nilakanta Pillai), In Worship of Shiva, and her retelling of the Mahabharata (now used as essential course material in story-telling courses in universities in the UK)Her novel, Children of God, was published to critical acclaim. She was invited by the Sahitya Akademi to write on the life and teachings of Jiddu Krishnamurti.

A dedicated and inspired educationist, Shanta Rameshwar Rao founded the Vidyaranya School in Hyderabad in 1961, a space where, as she believed, children could learn with joy, creativity and in a spirit of questioning.