Mahabharata Book Nine (Volume 2)

Mahabharata Book Nine (Volume 2)

Shalya

Clay Sanskrit Library

Translated by Justin Meiland

Published by: NYU Press

465 pages, 4.50 x 6.50 in

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780814757376
  • Published: November 2007

$25.00

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In one of the most famous passages in Maha·bhárata, Dur·yódhana, the heroic but flawed king of the Káuravas, meets his end when he is dishonorably defeated in battle by his arch-enemy, Bhima. Framing a fascinating account of the sacred sites along the river Sarásvati, the duel poignantly portrays the downfall of a once great hero in the face of a new order governed by Krishna, in which the warrior code is brushed aside in order to ensure the predestined triumph of the Pándavas.

Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation

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