About the book:This book is a scholarly discussion of various aspects of the Mahabharata. It examines the historicity of the epic, the dating of the Bharata war as also by the epic, its Vedic antecedents and its world-wide influence. Although there is a bewildering mass of versions of the Mahabharata, there is evidence to show that there are atleast three major redactions of the epic.
More details: Consequently the genesis and growth of Mahabharata provide a fascinating field of research, which the present book treats in an admirably analytical spirit. The result is a work of scholarship that a serious student of the Mahabharata would find very useful.
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M. R. Yardi
M.R. Yardi was an ICS officer who served in various high positions in Maharashtra and also at the centre. He was a Sanskrit Scholar and was the Founder-Chairman, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Pune.