Mahabharata Book Eight (Volume 1): Karna - Clay Sanskrit Library (Hardback)
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Mahabharata Book Eight (Volume 1): Karna - Clay Sanskrit Library (Hardback)

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Hardback 604 Pages / Published: 01/02/2007
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"The Book of Karna" relates the events of the two dramatic days after the defeat of the great warriors and generals Bhishma and Drona, in which Karna, great hero and the eldest Pandava, leads the Kaurava army into combat. This first volume of "Karna" depicts mighty battles in gory detail, sets the scene for Karna's tragic death, and includes a remarkable verbal duel between Karna and his reluctant charioteer Shalya, the king of the Madras, as they hurl abuse at each other before entering the fray.

Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation

For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

Publisher: New York University Press
ISBN: 9780814799819
Number of pages: 604
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 152 x 102 x 26 mm


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