Yellow cloth with black spine titles and cover decorations, dust jacket, 14.5 by 22.5 cm, 33 pp. Good with light bumping to the corners, some faint black smudges on the covers, and three small tape stains on the front and rear pastedown – and matching stains on the jacket flaps – where the dust jacket was once taped down. Aside from the tape stains, the dust jacket has fading on the spine panel and large chips at the head and tail of the spine. The Mahabharata, one of the two Sanskrit epic poems of ancient India (the other being the Ramayana), is an important source of information on the development of Hinduism between 400 BCE and 200 CE and is regarded by Hindus as both a text about dharma (Hindu moral law) and a history. At the time of publication, this important volume was the only source of bibliographic information on this sacred text. Purushottama Lal (1929 – 2010), commonly known as P. Lal, was an Indian poet, essayist, translator, professor and publisher. Under the name of P. Lal, he wrote eight books of poetry, over a dozen volumes of literary criticism, a memoir, several books of stories for children, as well as dozens of translations from other languages, chiefly Sanskrit, into English. He also edited several literary anthologies. He was awarded the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship in 1969. The Writers Workshop is a Calcutta-based literary publisher founded by P. Lal in 1958. Over the next few decades it published many new authors of post-independence urban literature, many of these authors later became important. Text is in English. Dust jacket present. First Edition.
Title: An Annotated Mahabharata Bibliography
Publisher: Calcutta, Writers Workshop: 1967
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: good
Seller ID: 2333
Keywords: India, Bibliography, Religion