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The P. Lal transcreation of the complete epic text in 19 volumes comprising the 18 parvas of the maha-kavya — a limited hardback edition.

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The sloka-by-sloka transcreation of Vyasa’s epic by P. Lal was completely revised by him for the 19-volume set. Before he passed away, he had completed 16 parvas and half of Volume 12. We requested Dr Pradip Bhattacharya to complete the project. He finished translating Volume 12 Part 2 in 2016 and Volume 13 in 2023. The following volumes are available:

The Adi Parva(Vol-1):pages: 1232Rs 2000
The Sabha Parva(Vol-2):pages: 520Rs 600
The Vana Parva(Vol-3):pages: 1572Rs 2000
The Virata Parva(Vol-4):pages: 416Rs 400
The Udyoga Parva(Vol-5):pages: 976Rs 1000
The Bhisma Parva(Vol-6):pages: 928Rs 1000
The Drona Parva(Vol-7):pages: 1536Rs 1200
The Karna Parva(Vol-8):pages: 1036Rs 1000
The Salya Parva(Vol-9)pages: 700Rs.1000
The Sauptika Parva(Vol-10):pages: 176Rs 200
The Stri Parva(Vol-11):pages: 176Rs 200
The Santi Parva – Part 1(Vol-12):pages: 1016Rs 2000
The Santi Parva – Part 2(Vol-12):pages: 1112Rs 2000
The Anushasana Parva(Vol-13):pages: 1256Rs 3000
The Asvamedhika Parva(Vol-14):pages: 444Rs 300
The Asramavasika Parva(Vol-15):pages: 172Rs 150
The Mausala Parva(Vol-16):pages: 64Rs 150
The Mahaprasthanika Parva(Vol-17):pages: 36Rs 150
The Svargarohana Parva(Vol-18):pages: 80Rs 150

Each volume transcreated by P. Lal was also brought out in a special edition limited to 50 copies with an original pat painting. Please contact us for the prices of volumes in this edition; some volumes are now out of print.

Related books that may be of interest: The Mahabharata Katha Series The Mahabharata TV Film Script

Please click on the links below to download pre-2002 booklists. Most of these books are out of print now and no longer available. The Sunbird series was discontinued when the cassette medium became obsolete.