The Mahabharata Katha Series

The Mahabharata of Vyasa is a cornucopious treasure house of stories. These 11 books are a series of kathās from the mahā-epic, in the śloka-by-śloka English transcreation by P. Lal. Each volume carries a brief synopsis of the tale and information about its protagonists. Eight of the volumes have introductions by Dr Pradip Bhattacharya, two by Prema Nandakumar and one by A. Harindranath which discuss their symbolism, myth and metaphoric interpretation. Our Kathās explore, through Vyasa’s imagination and itihāsa-retelling, the riches […]

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The Bhagavad – Gītā

Transcreator: P. Lal Pages: 400 (a pocketbook edition) Year of Publication: First published 1965, first pocketbook edition 1995, twelfth edition 2010, updated edition 2016 Price: Rs 200 ISBN: 978-93-5045-142-7 (9789350451427) About the Book: An updated edition of Professor P. Lal’s final, revised transcreation of the Gītā – what he referred to as the “definitive” edition. The book contains the Sanskrit ślokas and the English transcreation of the same on corresponding pages for easy readability.

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The Mahabharata of Vyasa ~ Book XII The Complete Santi Parva Part 2 (Moksha-Dharma)

Translator: Pradip Bhattacharya Pages: 1112 Year of Publication: 2016 Price: Rs 2000 ISBN: 978-93-5045-122-9 (9789350451229) About the Translator Pradip Bhattacharya retired from the Indian Administrative Service as Additional Chief Secretary (Development and Planning) to the Government of West Bengal. He graduated with Honours in English from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta, where he was later Lecturer in English for two years. He took his M.A. in English as a student of Presidency College from the University of Calcutta, being placed first in the first class with gold and silver […]

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Jaiminiya Ashvamedha Parva

Transcreator: Shekhar Kumar Sen, Edited by Dr Pradip Bhattacharya Pages: 488 Year of Publication: 2008 Price: HB Rs 800, FB Rs 500 ISBN: HB 978-81-8157-849-5 (9788181578495) FB 978-81-8157-850-1 (9788181578501) About the Book: Translated from Sanskrit, shloka by shloka, by Shekhar Kumar Sen, this is Jaimini’s version of The Asvamedhika Parva, in The Mahabharata. The book has 5 colour miniatures from Emperor Akbar’s commissioned translation of The Ashvamedha, a long detailed scholarly introduction and very useful glossaries of war weapons, trees […]

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The Bhagavad-Gita

Description: Transcreator: P. Lal Pages: 424 (a pocketbook edition) Year of Publication: First published 1965, first pocketbook edition 1995, twelfth edition 2010 Price: HB Rs 200, FB Rs 100 ISBN: HB 978-81-8157-977-5 (9788181579775) FB 978-81-8157-978-2 (9788181579782) About the Book: This is Professor P. Lal’s final, revised edition – what he referred to as the “definitive” edition. The book contains the Sanskrit shlokas and the English transcreation of the same on corresponding pages for easy readability.

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The Condensed Mahabharata of Vyasa

Description: Transcreator: P. Lal Pages: 478 Year of Publication: First published 1980, Third edition 2010 (Revised and Corrected) Price: HB Rs 600, FB Rs 400 ISBN: HB 978-81-8157-955-3 (9788181579553) FB 978-81-8157-956-0 (9788181579560) Teaser: Here is an excerpt from P. Lal’s preface: “There are many condensed versions in English of the Mahabharata of Vyasa but the only one that can be called a translation is Dr. V. Raghavan’s rendering which, by shortening the 100,000 shloka epic to about 2,000 shlokas, is […]

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