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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0226568229, Paperback)
Growing from an oral tradition of ballads based on historic events in India, the Mahabharata was passed down and extended through the centuries, becoming the longest poem ever written. R. K. Narayan provides a superb rendition in an abbreviated and elegant retelling of this great epic.
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This work is a shortened prose rendering of a poem considered to be the longest in any language and some 3500 years old. One of the founding epics of Indian culture, it's characters are obsessed with the rise and fall of gods, empires and heroes.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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