Mahabharata. Volume 3

The Final Battle

Veda Vyasa

"I love the fast-paced action on the battlefield, but the fight between Arjuna and Karna is very sad.”--Sunil, 11
Date Published :
May 2014
Publisher :
Real Reads
Contributor(s) :
K.R. Raji, Prema Jayakumar
Language:
English
Series :
Indian Classics
Illustration :
Full color throughout
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781906230333
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 7.75 X 5.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$7.95

Overview
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The deadly rivalry between the royal cousins, the Pandavas and the Kauravas, can only end one way – in the mightiest of battles imaginable. The gods watch in dismay as the opponents draw up their forces. Will the mighty warriors Bhishma and Drona survive to see the end? And what of Karna? Where will his loyalties lie – with his true friend Duryodhana, or with his brothers, the Pandavas? Lord Krishna sees what is about to happen, and is so concerned that he comes to earth to counsel the mortals, especially the distraught Arjuna. In the last book of this exciting three-part series, the final battle fought on the field at Kurukshetra decides who will triumph and who will fall.

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About The Author
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VEDA VYASA (dates unknown, probably around the 8th century BCE) is a central and revered figure in most Hindu traditions. He is the author of the Mahabharata, as well as a character in it.

K.R. RAJI is a professional painter. She studied Fine Arts at the National School of Arts, Manjeri, and has shown her work at many painting exhibitions. She has also participated in artists’ camps in Kerala and further afield.

One of the best translators in India, PREMA JAYAKUMAR quit her job with a top bank in India to work on translations full time. Her latest translation, Wind from the Hills, was shortlisted for the Crossword Award 2008 and longlisted for the Golden Quill Award. Her translation of the famous Malayalam book Yakshi was picked by the BBC for their ‘Off the Bookshelf’, while her translation of Pandavapuram has inspired a Bengali movie. Apart from translations, she writes for periodicals and newspapers. Prema is also a Sanskrit scholar, with a passion for the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata.

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