The Mahabharata vol 5
Pratap Chandra Roy
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THE MAHABHARATA OF KRISHNA-DWAIPAYANA VYASA VOL-5
The Mahabharata is Set of 11 Volumes. Vol-5 contains The Bhisma Parva, also known as the "Book of Bhisma". Bhisma Parva, describes the first 10 days of the 18 day Kurukshetra War, and its consequences. It recites the story of Bhisma, the commander in chief of the Kaurava armies, who is fatally injured and can no longer lead as the commander. This book of Mahabharata includes the widely studied Bhagavad gita, sometimes referred to as Gita, or The Song of the Lord, or The Celestial Song. Bhagavadgita chapters describe Arjuna's questioning the purpose of war, ultimate effects of violence and the meaning of life. Arjuna's doubts and metaphysical questions are answered by Krishna. Other treatises in Bhisma parva include the Just war theory in ancient India, as well as strategies of war and troop deployment.