Harivansa. Histoire de la Famille de Hari. Ouvrage formant un appendice du Mahabharata. TWO VOLUMES IN THREE.

Langlois, Alexandre. [Translator].

Book ID: 29871


4to. Volume I: Premiere Lecture: xvi, 248 pp., 4 pp adverts / Volume II: Cinquante-Quaterieme Lecture: pages 249-536 / Volume III: Cent-Vingt-deuxieme Lecture: 495 pp., translated from he original Sanscrit by Langlois, subscribers leaf for the Athenaeum bound before title, contemporary morocco backed buckram, gilt, rubbed with some wear, small loss to head & tail of spine, blind library stamp, small library stamp verso title page, set clean inside and in good condition, London & Paris, Oriental Translation Fund of Great Britain and Ireland, 1834-1835.


The Mahabarata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana. The epic is part of the Hindu itihasa [history], and forms an important part of Hindu mythology.
It is of immense cultural importance in the Indian subcontinent, and is a major text of Hinduism. Its discussion of human goals (dharma or duty, artha or purpose, karma, pleasure or desire and moksha or liberation) takes place in a long-standing tradition, attempting to explain the relationship of the individual to society and the world (the nature of the ‘Self’) and the workings of karma.

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