If you’ve read or seen anything about the Mahabharata that your really enjoyed, let me know and I may add it to the list below. See my other posts on the Mahabharata here.
Translations & Retellings of The Mahabharata
- Amar Chitra Katha, Mahabharata, 1985-89. 42 comic series. 1,300 pgs (wiki)
- Bhoothalingam, Mathuram. Sons of Pandu. Dolton Publications, 1966. (Amazon, 122 pg).
- Buck, William. Mahabharata. University of California Press, 2000. (Amazon, 440 pg). I thoroughly enjoyed this version. It is the first version I read.
- van Buitenen, J.A.B. The Mahabharata. University of Chicago Press. Translation of the Poona edition
- Dharma, Krishna. Mahabharata. OM Book Service, 2009. (Amazon). reveiw: ISKCON Krishna bias.
- Ganguly, Kisari Mohan. Mahabharata of Krishna – Dwaipayana Vyasa (4 volume set). Munshrim Manoharlal Pub. 1 edition, 2004. (Amazon, 2000 pg)
- Lal, P. The Mahabharata of Vyasa. Vikas Publishing House, 1986. review: “best”. (Amazon, 400 pgs)
- Menon, Ramesh. The Mahabharata. iUniverse, 2006. (Amazon, 1539 pg)
- Narasimhan, Chakravarthi V (trans). Mahabharata. Columbia University Press, 1997. (Amazon, 254 pg)
- Pattanaik, Devdutt. Jaya: an illustrated Retelling of the Mahabharata. Penguin Books India. (Amazon, pg 436)
- Rajagopalachari, C. Mahabharata. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, India. (Amazon, 483 pg)
- Smith, John (trans). The Mahabharata. Penguin Classics, 2009. (Amazon, 912 pg)
- Subramaniam, Kamala (trans). Mahabharata. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai, India, 2007. (Amazon, 870 pg)
- Myths of Mankind: The Mahabharata (Ancient History Documentary)
Fiction based on the Mahabharata
- Lidchi-Grassi, Maggi. The Great Golden Sacrifice of the Mahabharata. Random House, 2011. (Amazon, 960 pg)
Film and Anime Based on the Mahabharata
- Chopra, B.R. DVD set (Amazon, 16 DVDs), I’ve read that it is excellent.
- Brooks, Peter. The Mahabharata (1990). Amazon, 2 hr 50min.
- Manzo, Lawrence: Mahabharata Podcast : His sources: Buitenen’s translation of the critical edition and Ganguli (more popular)
Mahabharata Scholarly Sources:
- coming — any thoughts?