The Mahabharata of Vyasa – English Prose Translation

Mahabharata PDFThe Mahabharata of Vyasa – English Prose Translation is a single volume edition of the Mahabharata in not less than 5.818 pages. The translation was done directly from the Sanskrit source during the years 1883-1896 by Kisari Mohan Ganguli and this is often referred to as the comprehensive Ganguli translation of the Mahabharata. 

The Mahabharata can also be found here on in the Pratap Chandra Roy-version. Download The Mahabharata of Vyasa – English Prose Translation (5.818 pages/PDF 22.4 MB) here:

The Mahabharata of Vyasa – English Prose Translation
single volume edition of the Mahabharata in not less than 5.818 pages.
Written by: Vyasa
Published by: Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Edition: The comprehensive Ganguli translation of the Mahabharata.
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

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57 thoughts on “The Mahabharata of Vyasa – English Prose Translation”

  1. Dear Ganguly-saheb,

    This is an excellent work by yourself! Thank you for the passion of translating the greatest Epic of the world. Translation was needed to teach the future generations with the greatest epic. They should not ideally need some XYZ story book at the bed time to learn nothing in their life. This book should be the everyday reading of every Indian kid to learn the teachings of Mahabharata by their heart!

  2. Some pages are missing / not scanned:
    Adi Parva – Chapter 23 is scanned partially – ony up to 18.
    Adi Parva – Chapter – 24,25,26,27,28 are missing.
    Scanning quality is poor, seems carelessly done towards the end.More pages could be missing.
    Please inform Google as this scanning was part of their project and they must have paid good money to someone to get this done.
    I am sure they will rectify if they come to know.

  3. In Telugu original translation was done by KAVI TRIYAM? Ie NANNYYA AROUND 1046, Thikkana around 1312, YERRAPRAGADA AROUND 1411. LATER ON PURIPANDA TRNSLATED INTO PROSE TELUGU Around 1912.Latest by M V Subrhamnyam.

  4. Thank you so, so very much. I need this for research to defend Krishna and the Bhagavad-Gita. The war was a just war like with Moses and the Amalekites and Muhammad and the Quraysh. There are times when duty prevails over ahimsa, for evil must be brought to justice and not be permitted to roam free causing death and destruction.

  5. Thank you so much for your time and efforts, for which Mr Ganguly has devoted to fulfill “One Of The Best” translations ever to be published in English. for all audiences and students who are involved in deep studies of this beautiful History which not only provides Knowledge of the past but insures to instill Wisdom within the reader as well. India is my Country and I Am Proud to be called an Indian Who serves for the poor and defends us from Evil. Lotsssssss of Lv God Bless your Spul

  6. Billions and trillions of thanks for this magnum opus !
    I yearned to read it from years. Now , can read it for free.
    Thank you again

  7. Dear Sir,
    I heartily thank you for providing the complete version of Mahabharata that too free download.
    I am indebted to the author for such an exemplary work in the service of the people.
    Thanks to one and all.

  8. Both translations by Kisari Mohan Ganguli and Pratap Chandra Roy looks similar. eg, BOOK 2, section 4. Word by word same. Can anyone say based on which original Sanskrit text these translations were made. The Sanskrit texts available on the net seems to be different in meaning. For example in the above mentioned chapter it was said Yudhistir fed the Brahmins with Pork and Vension. But in the Sanskrit texts its only Ghee-Payas, Fruits and roots.

  9. First of all I would like to thanks all those people for their relentless hard work and make it available to the whole world.

    On top of that, thank you for providing the holy book for free, please keep up the good work.

  10. Thank you so much for making the greatest epic of all times readily available at the click of a button. Hats off to your work. Appreciate your wonderful work. Thank you once again

  11. Thanks for making available this great book soft copy without any charges or registration timepass that others do.

    God Bless You

  12. Very, most excellent dear Sir, it was waited upon for 35 years, I can’t thank you enough.
    This is not one of the greatest epics of the world, it is the single by far greatest of all books ever written. Though poetic it portrays a real story in real time, centered in the effulgent personality of Krishna.

  13. Too good work .. !!!
    The download process is a cake walk .. Thank you for keeping it so simple without tiresome logins, signups and Registrations !!

    Keep it up n going , bring more Hindu mythology related books, classical comics, etc..

    Thanks a lot !!!


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