Friday, August 19, 2016

Overview: Satyamurti. Mahabharata.


Title: Mahabharata: A Modern Retelling
Author: Carole Satyamurti
Year: 2015

Comments. This is a new translation of the Mahabharata into English verse; it just came out in 2015.

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: PR 6069 .A776 M34 2015 (click to see if it is checked out or not).

Kindle: You can buy your own Kindle copy from Amazon for $11.31 (checked price August 19 2016).

Length. This is good for MANY weeks; I have divided it up into 16 sections... which is 8 weeks of reading, more than you would even need, so you can read whatever section(s) are of most interest to you:

WEEK 1:
Reading A:
Prologue
1. The Ancestors
2. Dhritarashtra and Pandu
3. Cousins
4. Learning the Arts of War
Reading B:
5. Karna
6. The Tournament
7. Revenge
8. The Lacquer House
9. Flight

WEEK 2:
Reading C:
10. Draupadi's Bridegroom Choice
11. Acquiring a Kingdom
12. Arjuna's Exile
13. The Burning of the Khandava Forest
14. The Decision
Reading D:
15. King of Kings
16. Duryodhana's Despair
17. The Dice Game
18. The Dice Game Resumes

WEEK 3:
Reading E:
19. Exile Begins
20. Discord
21. Quest
22. Pilgrimage
Reading F:
23. Duryodhana's Mistake
24. The End in Sight
25. Virata's Court

WEEK 4:
Reading G:
26. The Cattle Raid
27. Suing for Peace, Preparing for War
28. Diplomacy Continues
29. Krishna's Mission
Reading H:
30. The Temptation of Karna
31. Marshaling the Armies
32. The Song of the Lord

WEEK 5:
Reading I:
33. The War Begins
34. Bhishma in Command
35. Bhishma Implacable
36. The Fall of Bhishma
Reading J:
37. Drona Leads the Kauravas
38. The Death of Abhimanyu
39. In Pursuit of Jayadratha

WEEK 6:
Reading K:
40. Battle at Night
41. Drona and Ashwatthaman
42. Karna in Command
Reading L:
43. Tragic Karna
44. Defeat for Duryodhana
45. Massacre by Night

WEEK 7:
Reading M:
46. Dhritarashtra's Grief
47. Gandhari's Lament
48. Yudhishthira, Reluctant Ruler
49. Yudhishthira Listens to the Seers
Reading N:
50. The Education of the Dharma King (1)
51. The Education of the Dharma King (2)
52. Dharma in Difficult Times
53. The Path to Absolute Freedom

WEEK 8:
Reading O:
54. The Teaching Continues
55. The Death of Bhishma
56. King Yudhishthira Turns to the Future
57. The Horse Sacrifice
Reading P:
58. The Retreat of the Elders
59. Krishna's People
60. The Final Journey
Epilogue



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