Smith: The Mahabharata. Paperback

  • The Mahabharata.
  • John D. Smith 2009. Paperback, 912 pages, map, 198 x 129 mm
"The Mahabharata" is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. It is of immense importance to the culture of the Indian subcontinent, and is a major text of Hinduism. Its discussion of human goals (artha or purpose, kama or pleasure, dharma or duty, and moksha or liberation) takes place in a long-standing tradition, attempting to explain the relationship of the individual to society and the world (the nature of the 'Self') and the workings of karma.