A modern retelling of an ancient tale of power, love, duty and revenge.
To Indians, the Mahabharata is not merely a story of the power struggle between princes divided on the issue of inheritance. It is representative of human nature and of life itself, for woven into the elaborate narrative of a heroic tale are writings on ethics, law, philosophy, history, geography, statecraft and religion.
Meera Uberoi has retold this epic tale of love and hatred, joy and sorrow, pride and endurance, with great lucidity. Heroes and villains, kings and queens all come alive through her use of the modern idiom. Weaving the metaphors, similes and allegories of the original into the main narrative, Uberoi makes the lessons of the Mahabharata more relevant than ever to the modern reader.
‘Well-paced…Uberoi's 'Mahabharata' reads like English, yet retains some measure of nuance from the original Sanskrit.' - Arshia Sattar, Indian Review of Books
‘Meera Uberoi's language is simple and spare…the story moves at a fast pace without flagging.' - Hindu
‘The merit of Uberoi's 'Mahabharata' lies in its unpretentiousness, in its simplicity, making it a must-read for anyone who wants to appreciate one of the greatest poems ever written' - First City.
About the Author:
Meera Uberoi writes stories and poems for children. Her previously published books include: 'The Mahabharata', 'Leadership Secrets from the Mahabharata', 'Tales from the Panchatantra' and 'The Puffin Book of Classic Indian Tales for Children.' She lives in New Delhi.