Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Guide: Mahabharata

This is a guide to Mahabharata: The Great Epic of India (Volume 582). You can find it at Amazon.

Bizzell Reserves call number: PN 6790 .I443 A437 v.582

Summary: Believe it or not, this single comic book provides an overview of the entire epic! It starts with the boyhood rivalry of the Pandavas and Kauravas, then the Pandavas' successes followed by their losing the game of dice and the years of exile (including the Gandharvas' defeat of Duryodhana and the story of Duryodhana's failed cattle raid). The second half focuses on the great war, including Bhishma's fall, Arjuna's revenge for Abhimanyu, the death of Drona, the duel of Karna and Arjuna, and the final Kaurava defeat followed by Ashwatthaman's night raid, with Yudhishthira being crowned king in the end. You can read about all the main characters of the epic at Wikipedia.

I have not had time to write the Reading Guide for this one, so please help me with that: in addition to doing your own Reading Diary post at your blog, leave a comment here at this blog where you list the names, places, topics, anything you saw in this comic book that I could/should explain the Reading Guide later.

If you don't see anything that need explaining, leave a comment that says "Everything clear" or something like that.

That way, with your help, I'll be able to focus my attention on the comic books that people have the most questions about.


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