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A manual of life
on 24 August 2002
I was 9 or 10 years old when I watched the TV serialisation of The Mahabharata on the BBC. I remember being captivated by the mystique of the story, the amazingly diverse and interesting characters and the action and drama that occured throughout the epic. Saturday's were a day to look forward in my house.
Now I'm in my early 20's and I still think back to the wise teachings that are present throughout the story of Mahabharata.
This particular book is an extensive and accurate portrayal of the Mahabharata legend and is clear and concise in it's presentation of the events and themes of the story.
The author has done an extremely commendable job of keeping to the facts, thus not offending the Hindu community, but also adding his own style of rich narrative which gives the book a feel of a blockbuster novel. The size of the novel is no obstacle because the story moves along at such a pace, I found myself finishing the book in two days.
Overall, this is one of the best books I have read in many years. It brings memories flooding back of that classic TV serial which I enjoyed so much in my childhood.
Well done Mr Krishma Dharma.