The Mahabharata

Chakravarthi V. Narasimhan

Verlag: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2007
ISBN 10: 8120816730 / ISBN 13: 9788120816732
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The Brhatsamhita of Varahamihira is an encyclopaedia of astrological and other subjects of human interest. This part consists of 50 chapters, from chapters 58 to 107, three Appendices and Index. In chapter 58 units of lineal measurement are given and all the limbs of an idol are described in detail with their measurements. In chapter 60 the ceremony of consecration and installation of idols is described. Physiognomy and Palmistry are treated of in chapters 68-70. In chapter 74 we find excellent erotic poetry with superb imagery. In chapter 75 the author says that a child born to a woman resembles the man whom she thinks of at the time of coitus-a statement yet to be tested by modern psychology and genetics. Chapter 77 shows the author`s mathematical genius. Gemology is discussed in chapter 80. In chapter 85 principles of public health and sanitation are highlighted. Chapters 86 to 96 form one big section dealing with omens and auguries. Chapter 104 treats of the effects of planetary transits and also gives a summary of metrics. Chapter 105 deals with rituals. Divided into two parts the book contains Sanskrit text, English translation, explanatory notes and literary comments. Printed Pages: 254. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 47732

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Inhaltsangabe: The Mahabharata is the longest, and arguably one of the greatest epic poems in any language. A treatise on life itself, it embraces religion and ethics, polity and government, philosophy and the pursuit of salvation. With its central theme of universal destruction and the evils of war, the epic poem reveals not the exploits of heroes but the lives of ordinary people in search of the most fundamental of human desires: peace and reconciliation.

Book Description: Intended to be a treatise on life itself, this epic poem embraces religion and ethics, polity and government, philosophy and the pursuit of salvation. This collection of more than 4,000 verses is supplemented by a glossary, genealogical tables, and an index correlating the verses with the original Sanskrit text.

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Titel: The Mahabharata
Verlag: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Erscheinungsdatum: 2007
Einband: Hardcover
Zustand: New

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Verlag: New York, Columbia University Press 1965. (1965)
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Buchbeschreibung New York, Columbia University Press 1965., 1965. First edition XXV, (3), 254 pp. Publisher's cloth with dust-jacket. Bookplate. Slightly worn dust-jacket. Artikel-Nr. 173834

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