This collectors Mahabharata edition from Amar Chitra Katha (ACK), India's best selling comic series, is a 3 volume hardbound set. Each volume is hardbound and the 3 volume set is packaged in a collectors box. WIth over 1,300 pages - this well laid out narration in comic format will appeal to all ages. This is a timeless gift for children, grandchildren or anyone intersted in reading about this great epic.
Volume 1: The Kuru Princes of Hastinapura: This volume describes the lineage of the Kuru princes and their training in the art of war by Dronacharya. It includes the exile of the Pandavas and thier esacape from a burning house of shellac and the events that lead to Arjuna, the skilful archer, winning Draupadi's hand. In order to obey their mother's words, all the five brothers are married with due ceremony to Draupadi. Finally, the Pandavas are recalled to Hastinapura and are given half the Kingdom.
Volume 2: The Pandavas in Exile: The Pandavas lose their kingdom in a game of dice, and are forced to live in exile for thirteen years. It includes the events during the exile and the proposal of peace from Dhritarashtra (conveyed by Sanjaya) to the Pandavas.
Volume 3 - On the Battlefield of Kurukshetra: This volume describes the attempts of Krishna to bring about a peaceful settlement between the Kauravas and the Pandavas. They fail and a bitter war is fought for eighteen days. The Pandavas emerge victorious in the end.