The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India.
It is of immense importance to the culture of the Indian subcontinent, and is a major text of Hinduism.
Its discussion of human goals (artha or 'purpose', kama or 'pleasure', dharma or 'duty', and moksha or 'liberation') takes place in a long-standing tradition, attempting to explain the relationship of the individual to society and the world (the nature of the 'Self') and the workings of karma.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 912 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/05/2009
- Category: Hindu sacred texts
- ISBN: 9780140446814