An illustrated guide to India's greatest epic, which has shaped Indian thought for over 3,000 years, with stories from all 18 chapters, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Harivamsa. The Illustrated Mahabharata brings the world's longest epic to life. With more than 500 stunning images showcasing India's varied art forms, the book encapsulates the complete stories in a uniquely accessible way. Providing details of the principal cities and kingdoms from the epic, a seamless weaving of Sanskrit text with its regional variations, and more, The Illustrated Mahabharata also includes detailed family trees to help unfamiliar readers understand the relationships of the Mahabharata's various characters. This coffee table-worthy book is wrapped in a textured jacket with gold foil, making it a great gift for mythology enthusiasts, history buffs, and readers interested in Indian culture.