The Mahabharata – Romesh C Dutt (1898) (1st ed)


The Mahabharata – Romesh C Dutt (1898) (1st ed)


First edition of Romesh C. Dutt’s translation of the Mahabharata.

Title: Maha-bharata: The Epic of Ancient India, condensed into English verse

Author: Romesh Dutt

Publisher: J. M. Dent and Co., London, 1898. First edition.

Condition: Leatherette, pocket size. A small, thin book. Good. Slight rubbing to cover, including slight fraying to edges of spine. Tanning to prelims. Front hinge threatening to crack but still intact with no tears. Illustrated frontispiece.

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About The Mahabharata (from Wikipedia):

Originally composed in Sanskrit sometime between 400 BC and 400 AD, The Mahabharata-with one hundred thousand stanzas of verse-is one of the longest poems in existence. At the heart of the saga is a conflict between two branches of a royal family whose feud culminates in a titanic eighteen-day battle. Exploring such timeless subjects as dharma (duty), artha (purpose), and kama (pleasure) in a mythic world of warfare, magic, and beauty, this is a magnificent and legendary Hindu text of immense importance to the culture of the Indian subcontinent.