Friday, August 19, 2016

Overview: R. Menon. Mahabharata.


Title: The Mahabharata: A Modern Rendering
Author: Ramesh Menon
Year: 2012

Comment. This is an enormous prose version of the Mahabharata, and you can zoom in on the sections that are of most interest to you.

Bizzell Reserves. Go to the Bizzell Reserve Desk to check out a Kindle with this book; you can learn about the Bizzell Kindles here.

Bizzell Stacks. There is also a copy available for checkout from the regular Bizzell stacks: BL 1138.22 .E5 2004 (click to see if it is checked out or not).

Kindle: You can buy your own Kindle copy from Amazon for $6.59 (checked price August 19 2016).

Length. This book would actually last a semester or even more (16 weeks). So, what I've done is to list all the section below in chunks (A-B-C-etc.), and you can choose the section(s) that are of the most interest to you.


WEEK 1:
Reading A
1. On the Banks of the Ganga
2. A Tale of Two Curses
3. The River's Son
4. A Scent of Heaven
5. A Solemn Vow
6. Two Princes
7. Three Princesses of Kasi
8. Bhishma and Amba
Reading B
9. Amba
10. The Solemn Oath
11. Satyavati's Other Son
12. The Blind Night and the Pale One
13. In the Dark
14. The Three Princes of Hastinapura
15. Kuntibhoja's Daughter
16. The Blazing Deva

WEEK 2:
Reading C
17. A Curse in the Forest
18. Pandu's Yearning
19. Kunti's Otherworld Lovers
20. The Sons of Pandu
21. The Sinister Night
22. Sweet, Deadly Spring
23. The Pandavas Come Home
Reading D
24. The Seeds of Envy
25. At Pramanakoti
26. Under the River
27. A Master for the Kuru Princes
28. Drona's Story
29. The Brilliant Pupil
30. At the River
31. Ekalavya

WEEK 3:
Reading E
32. A Young Man's Dreams
33. Karna Finds a Master
34. The Exhibition
35. The Golden Warrior
36. Drona's Revenge
37. A Father and His Son
Reading F
38. To Varanasi
39. The Palace of Lac
40. Fire
41. The Tragic News
42. Flight Through the Jungle
43. A Change of Heart
44. Ghatotkacha
45. A Sleepy Town

WEEK 4:
Reading G
46. A Strange Story
47. Encounter in the Night
48. The Spinning Fish
49. Share the Alms You've Brought
50. The Unusual Wedding
51. Anxiety in Hastinapura
52. The Council at Hastinapura
Reading H
53. Vidura in Kampilya
54. A Desolate Gift
55. Miracle in the Wilderness
56. Narada Visits Indraprastha
57. Ulupi and Chitrangada
58. The Crocodiles
59. The Raivataka Hill

WEEK 5:
Reading I
60. The Holy Yati
61. The Yati and the Princess
62. Cure for an illness
63. Balarama's Anger
64. Draupadi's Anger
65. The Yadavas Come to Indraprastha
66. The Hungry Brahmin
67. The Burning of the Khandava Vana
Reading J
1. Maya
2. Maya's Sabha
3. Narada, The Messenger
4. Yudhishthira's Quandary
5. Krishna Arrives in Indraprastha
6. Jarasandha
7. Girivraja
8. The Blade of Grass
9. The Four Quarters

WEEK 6:
Reading K
10. The Rajasyua Yagna
11. A Cousin's Anger
12. Dark Omens
13. The Green Monster
14. Shakuni's Plan
15. An Anxious Messenger
16. The Game of Dice
17. Shame
Reading L
18. Am I a Free Woman?
19. The Miracle and the Oaths
20. Dhritarashtra's Fickleness
21. The Second Game of Dice
1. The Sun's Gift
2. The King's Brother
3. The Rishis' Warning

WEEK 7:
Reading M
4. Krishna Swears an Oath
5. Dwaitavana
6. The Trials of Yudhishthira
7. Vyasa's Advice
8. Arjuna's Quest
9. The Vetala
10. The Lords of Light
11. Amravati
Reading N
12. The Weapons of Indra
13. The Apsara Urvashi
14. The Curse
15. The Muni Brihadaswa
16. Tirtha Yatra
17. To Badariskasrama
18. An Old Monkey
19. Where the Saugandhika Grows

WEEK 8:
Reading O
20. Arjuna Returns
21. Arjuna's Story
22. The Wondrous City
23. Hiranyapuri
24. Bhima's Adventure
25. The Riddles of Nahusha
26. Markandeya's Lore
27. The Four Yugas
Reading P
28. The Foolish Brahmana
29. Duryodhana's Ghosha-Yatra
30. The Shaming of Duryodhana
31. Despair
32. The Power of Darkness
33. The Rishi Durvasa
34. Jayadratha
35. The Lake of Death
36. Yaksha Prasna: The Yaksha's Riddles

WEEK 9:
Reading Q
1. The Thirteenth Year
2. Kanka, The Gambler
3. Ajnatavasa
4. The Cook and the Wrestler
5. Karna's Dream
6. The Brahmana at Noon
7. The Queen's Sairandhri
8. The Besotted Kichaka
9. Ballava's Night Visitor
10. The Long Day
11. The Angry Gandharvas
Reading R
12. Duryodhana's Spies
13. Virata's Battle
14. The Prince and the Eunuch
15. Uttara Kumara
16. Unearthly Weapons
17. Dissension
18. The Kuru Army
19. Arjuna
20. A Gambler's Blood
21. The Pandavas
22. A Wedding in Upaplavya

WEEK 10:
Reading S
1. The Council in Upaplavya
2. A Choice for Two Kshatriyas
3. Everyone Seems to Know Me
4. The Two Armies
5. The Messengers
6. The Pandavas' Reply
Reading T
7. A Blind King's Terror
8. Sanjaya Delivers a message
9. Not Land to Cover the Point of a needle
10. A Second Council in Upaplavya
11. Krishna Arrives in Hastinapura

WEEK 11:
Reading U
12. In Vidura's House
13. In the Court of Hastinapura
14. Duryodhana and Krishna
15. I Am Not Alone
16. Krishna and Karna
17. The Pandava Senapati
18. The Kaurava Senapati
Reading V
19. On the Banks of Yamuna
20. Come Away to Your Brothers
21. For Love of His Friends
22. Balarama and Rukmi
23. Uluka's Embassy
1. Sanjaya's Gift
2. Kurukshetra
3. A Moment of Crisis

WEEK 12:
Reading W
4. The Bhagavad Gita
5. The Song of God
6. The Song of God (cont.)
7. The Song of God (cont.)
8. The Song of God (cont.)
9. The Song of God (finish)
10. The Ghastly War
11. The Second Day: Two Kraunchas
12. The Third Day: The Eagle and the Crescent
13. The Fourth Day: Bhima and His Son
Reading X
14. The Fifth and Sixth Days
15. The Seventh Day: Many Duels
16. The Eighth Day: The Field of Death
17. Duryodhana's Despair
18. The Ninth Day: The Terrible Patriarch
19. The Last Night of an Age
20. The Tenth Morning
21. The Bed of Arrows
22. I Never Hated You

WEEK 13:
Reading Y
1. Drona, Senapati
2. The Eleventh Day
3. Susharma
4. Bhagadatta's Elephant
5. An Ancient and His Beast
6. Drona's Vow
7. The Chakra Vyuha
8. Jayadratha's Moment
9. Abhimanyu
10. Arjuna's Vow
11. Jayadratha's Terror
12. Arjuna's Dream
Reading Z
13. The Three Vyuhas
14. Arjuna the Magnificent
15. At the Rim of the Red Lotus
16. Deep into the Enemy's Army
17. The Sound of Krishna's Conch
18. Terrible Satyaki
19. Yudhishthira's Anxiety
20. Bhima Arrives
21. Karna and Bhima
22. Satyaki and Bhurisravas
23. The Setting Sun
24. The War at Night

WEEK 14:
Reading AA
25. Karna, Kripa, and Aswatthaman
26. Awesome Karna
27. Ghatotkacha Rules the Night
28. Indra's Shakti
29. Drona
30. One White Lie
31. Recriminations
32. Narayanastra
Reading BB
1. Senapati Karna
2. Many Duels
3. The Lucid Night
4. Shalya
5. The Two Brothers
6. In Yudhishthira's Tent
7. The Tastiest Drink
8. Karna and Arjuna
9. The Mired Wheel
10. The Sorrowing Sun
11. Out Under the Moon

WEEK 15:
Reading CC
1. Kripa and His Sishya
2. Tamless Shalya
3. The Last Men
4. The Dwaipayana Lake
5. Magnificent Duryodhana
6. The Two Cousins
7. At Samantapanchaka
8. The Clarity of Krishna
Reading DD
1. In Hastinapura
2. The White Owl's Lesson
3. The Savage Camp
4. Ashwatthaman's Jewel
1. With Dhritarashtra and Gandhari
2. Gandhari's Curse
3. Tarpana for a Kshatriya
1. Yudhishthira's Grief
2. A New King in Hastinapura

WEEK 16:
Reading EE
3. The Dying Patriarch
4. Bhishma's Wisdom
5. Dharma
6. The Passing of a Patriarch
1. Krishna Says Farewell
2. The Ashwamedha Yagna
Reading FF
1. The Passing of the Elders
1. Ritual at Prabhasa
2. Krishna
3. Arjuna's Anguish
1. The Final Journey
1. The Law of Heaven
Phalashruti




No comments:

Post a Comment