The Mahabharata (Narayan book)

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The Mahabharata
First UK edition
AuthorR.K. Narayan
PublisherHeinemann (UK)
Viking Press (US)
Publication date
Media typePrint
Preceded byThe Painter of Signs 
Followed byThe Emerald Route 

The Mahabharata is a mythological book by R. K. Narayan. It is a modernised, shortened and translated retelling of The Mahabharata.[1] It was first published by Heinemann, London in 1978.[2] The book was published as a result of a long endeavour that included three Hindu mythological works, Gods, Demons and Others, The Ramayana and finally The Mahabharata; in 1995, these works were republished as part of a new book, The Indian Epics Retold.[3]


  1. ^ "R K Narayan dead: Sun sets over Malgudi". MiD DAY. 14 May 2001. Retrieved 27 August 2009.
  2. ^ Walsh, William (1 November 1982). R. K. Narayan: A Critical Appreciation. University Of Chicago Press. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-226-87213-1.
  3. ^ O'Neil, Patrick M. (2004). Great World Writers: Twentieth Century. Marshall Cavendish. pp. 1044–45. ISBN 978-0-7614-7469-2.