Maha-Bharata: Karna

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NYU Press, Feb 1, 2007 - Hinduism - 604 pages
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Tricycle"Now an ambitious new publishing project, TheClay Sanskrit Librarybrings together leading Sanskrit translators and scholars of Indology from around the world to celebrate in translating the beauty and range of classical Sanskrit literature. . . . Published as smart green hardbacks that are small enough to fit into a jeans pocket, The volumes are meant to satisfy both the scholar And The lay reader. Each volume has a transliteration of the original Sanskrit text on the left-hand page and an English translation on the right, As also a helpful introduction and notes. Alongside definitive translations of the great Indian epics — 30 or so volumes will be devoted To The Maha·bhárat itself —Clay Sanskrit Librarymakes available To The English-speaking reader many other delights: The earthy verse of Bhartri·hari, The pungent satire of Jayánta Bhatta And The roving narratives of Dandin, among others. All these writers belong properly not just to Indian literature, but to world literature."
LiveMint"TheClay Sanskrit Libraryhas recently set out to change the scene by making available well-translated dual-language (English and Sanskrit) editions of popular Sanskritic texts For The public."
Namarupa"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 Pándava - leads the Káurava 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
  

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Contents

Sanskrit alphabetical order
7
Introduction
13
Dhritarashtras Lament
51
Karna the General Day One
117
Shalya Becomes Karnas Charioteer
283
The Wrangling of Karna and Shalya
367
Karna the General Day Two
453
Notes
547
Proper Names and Epithets
561
Index
577
Sandhi grid
606
Copyright

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Adam Bowles translates and edits Sanskrit literature full time for the JJC Foundation, co-publishers (with NYU Press) of the Clay Sanskrit Library.

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