Mahabharata (Rajagopalachari book)

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Author C. Rajagopalachari
Country India
Language English
Genre Mythology
Publisher Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Publication date
Media type Print
ISBN 978-81-7276-368-8
OCLC 48972632

Mahabharata is a mythological book by C. Rajagopalachari. It was first published by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in 1958.[1] This book is an abridged English retelling of Vyasa's Mahabharata.[2] Rajaji considered this book and his Ramayana to be his greatest service to his countrymen.[3]

The writing style in the books is fluid and the words carry weight.[clarification needed]

As of 2001, the book had sold over a million copies.[4]


  1. ^ Ramayana and Mahabharata: catalogue of books in the Sahitya Akademi Library. Sahitya Akademi. 1987. p. 6. OCLC 29798356. 
  2. ^ Pasricha, Ashu (2008). The Political Thought Of C. Rajagopalachari. Encyclopaedia Eminent Thinkers 15. Concept Publishing Company. p. 100. ISBN 978-81-8069-495-0. 
  3. ^ Agrawal, M. G. (2008). Freedom fighters of India. Isha Books. p. 104. ISBN 978-81-8205-472-1. OCLC 259734603. 
  4. ^ "PM releases one millionth book of Ramayana". The Hindu. December 20, 2001. Retrieved 2009-08-31.