The Mahabharata is not a mere epic; it is a romance, telling the tale of heroic men and women and of some who were divine; it is a whole literature in itself, containing a code of life, a philosophy of social and ethical relations, and speculative thought on human problems that is hard to rival; but, above all, it has for its core with Gita, which is, as the world is beginning to find out, the nobles of scriptures and the grandest of sagas the climax of which is reached in the wondrous Apocalypse in the Eleventh Canto. Through such books alone, the harmonies underlying true culture, I am convinced, will one day reconcile the disorders of modern life. To an English reader, this volume will bring home the validity of the comment made by generations of Indian authors that "what is not there is nowhere to be found".
About the Author:
Born in 1916 in Bangalore, Kamala's father was the eminent Kannada poet and dramatist T P Kailasam. She studied under the distinguished scholar Prof. B M Sriantiah, and read avidly both classics and modern thrillers. Her lover of literature nursed over the years expressed itself in her developing a fascination for the Epics and Puranas of India. She has authored a trilogy of more than 2000 pages, the first being Mahabharata followed by Srimad Bhagavatam and Valmiki's Ramayana.