Veda Vyasa: Mahabharata (13050 words)

Sudeshna Kar Barua (Independent Scholar - Asia)
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Textual History

The Mahabharata, “the story of the great battle of the Bharatas” (Winternitz 1981, 297) with its 100,000 slokas or couplets and long prose passages, is an Indian epic, venerated as a…

Citation: Kar Barua, Sudeshna. "Mahabharata". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 November 2017 [, accessed 27 October 2021.]

23235 Mahabharata 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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