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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An article on Professor P. Lal and Writers Workshop in The Telegraph, India

Shantanu Datta writes: “Don’t judge a book by its cover, we have been told. Yet there are those whose mission it has been to turn that adage on its head. Even if separated not so much by time – barely a decade and a half – as by geography – one ocean and two seas – the “Life and Times” of the late Professor P. Lal of Lake Gardens, Calcutta, India, and the late Brian Roylance of Guildford, Surrey, England, […]

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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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Mrityunjaya ~ The Death Conqueror

Author: Shivaji Sawant (Translated by P. Lal and Nandini Nopany) Pages: 698 Year of Publication: First published 1989, Sixth edition 2015 Price: Rs 1000 ISBN: 978-93-5045-110-6 (9789350451106) About the Book: Our bestselling English translation of Shivaji Sawant’s Marathi classic inspired by the story of Karna in Vyasa’s Mahabharata. Professor P. Lal and Nandini Nopany, with Shri Sawant’s permission, translated the book from the Hindi version by Om Shivaraj. Between 2008 and 2015, five new editions of the book have been […]

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Mrityunjaya: The Death Conqueror (4th Ed)

Description: Author: Shivaji Sawant (Translated by P. Lal and Nandini Nopany) Pages: 698 Year of Publication: First published 1989, Fourth edition 2011 Price: Rs 800 ISBN: 81-7189-002-4 (8171890024) About the Book: Our bestselling English translation of Shivaji Sawant’s Marathi classic inspired by the story of Karna in Vyasa’s Mahabharata. Professor P. Lal and Nandini Nopany, with Shri Sawant’s permission, translated the book from the Hindi version by Om Shivaraj. Between 2008 and 2011, three new editions of the book have […]

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