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Title: The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 1 Books 1, 2 and 3 Translator: Kisari Mohan Ganguli Release Date: March 26, 2005 [EBook #15474] Language: English Character set encoding: ASCII *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE MAHABHARATA VOL 1 *** Produced by John B.
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Please notify any corrections to John B.
Hare at www.sacred-texts.com The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa BOOK 1 ADI PARVA Translated into English Prose from the Original Sanskrit Text by Kisari Mohan Ganguli [1883-1896] Scanned at sacred-texts.com, 2003.
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Hare. TRANSLATOR’S PREFACE The object of a translator should ever be to hold the mirror upto his author.
That being so, his chief duty is to represent so far as practicable the manner in which his author’s ideas have been expressed, retaining if possible at the sacrifice of idiom and taste all the peculiarities of his author’s imagery and of language as well.
In regard to translations from the Sanskrit, nothing is easier than to dish up Mon Apr 03 00:37:36 2017 2 Hindu ideas, so as to make them agreeable to English taste.
But the endeavour of the present translator has been to give in the following pages as literal a rendering as possible of the great work of Vyasa.
To the purely English reader there is much in the following pages that will strike as ridiculous.
Those unacquainted with any language but their own are generally very exclusive in matters of taste.
Having no knowledge of models other than what they meet...





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