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.
About the Author:
Meera Uberoi paints, writes haiku, and is an expert gardener. Her previously published books include Leadership Secrets from the Mahabharata and The Penguin Book of Gardening in India, and three books for children, Tales from the Panchatantra, Stories fromthe Mahabharata and The Puffin Book of Classic Indian Tales for Children.