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Mahabharata – all volumes in 12 PDF-files

Posted on | July 28, 2011 | 157 Comments

The Mahabharata Download PDF

Here is the complete Mahabharata translated into English prose directly from the original sanskrit text by Pratap Chandra Roy. Each of the 12 volumes are about 500 pages and they are huge files, so please be patient when downloading. The Mahabharata is one of the two major Indian hero-epics, The Ramayana being the other one. Mahabharata is usually attributed to the poet Vyasa. Mahabharata is nearly 3.000 years old and in size it is more than ten times larger than the Iliad and the Odyssey combined. If you are looking for the Bhagavad Gita, which is a part of the Mahabharata, you can find our selections of Gita’s here: Bhagavad Gita. We also have the Mahabharata in a single volume ebook, the comprehensive Ganguli translation of the Mahabharata – if you prefer just one huge file. If you happen to have the Mahabharata in Tamil, Hindi, Marathi or Kannada, please send it to me and I will publish it here.

Mahabharata - English PDF
The complete Mahabharata translated into English prose directly from the original sanskrit text
Written by: Pratap Chandra Roy
Edition: First
ISBN: None
Available in: Ebook

Download the entire Mahabharata here:

Mahabharata VOL 1 – The Adi Parva, 540 pages,  35 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 2 – Sabha Parva & Vana Parva I, 434 pages, 28 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 3 – Vana Parva II, 428 pages, 25 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 4 – Virata & Udyoga Parva, 542 pages, 25 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 5 – Bhisma Parva, 344 pages, 23 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 6 – Drona Parva, 506 pages, 24 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 7 – Karna, Salya Sauptika, Stree Parvas, 592 pages, 28 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 8 – Santi Parva I, 420 pages, 29 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 9 – Santi Parva II, 422 pages, 21 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 10 – Santi Parva III, Anusasana Parva I, 422 pages, 20 MB.

Mahabharata VOL 11 – Anusasana Parva, 418 pages, 21 MB.

Mahabharata VOL I2 – Awamedha, Asramavasika, Mahaprasthanika, Swarga-Rohanika Parvas, 316 pages, 15 MB.

We also have the Mahabharata in Hindi here:

Mahabharata in Hindi

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157 Responses to “Mahabharata – all volumes in 12 PDF-files”

  1. G Murali
    June 17th, 2017 @ 2:52 pm

    Please can you provide a Kannada version thank you

  2. abcd
    June 22nd, 2017 @ 1:46 pm


    June 29th, 2017 @ 7:26 pm

    Can you please publish Telugu version

  4. Kiran
    July 12th, 2017 @ 4:33 pm

    Please can u publish in kannada version

  5. priya
    July 27th, 2017 @ 12:06 pm

    Please provide Tamizh version of all volumes of MAHABHARATHAM

  6. Rahul Poddar
    July 30th, 2017 @ 7:21 am

    Great work.Finally I will be able to read the complete book.

  7. Aditya Chhatre
    August 19th, 2017 @ 10:36 pm

    Please will you provide Marathi version

  8. Per Backman
    August 20th, 2017 @ 7:15 am

    Great!Thanks! Very nice to have it as PDF, so I can search for special words and themes!

  9. Chandra Ravikumar
    August 21st, 2017 @ 2:45 pm

    Thank you very much for giving the people this Free PDF version. It enables us, who otherwise may not be able to afford to buy the print versions, which run into thousands for the whole set. I do not think that there are full and complete translations of the MahaaBhaaratha in any other national language than Maraathi. This is the reason why most of the people of this land of Bhaaratha, who do not know Samskritham, have not read the original and full Ithihaasa as written by Vedha Vyaasa Maharishi. It is Sri Pratap Chandra Roy’s dedication in the last years of the 19th C that has brought an English translation to us.

    It is the tragedy of our nation and a shame that the government has never offered to subsidize the translation of this Our Very Own Ithihaasa into all the languages of Bhaaratha. Even if we accept that we have been the cause of the misfortune of a black government for sixty- five years, blackness of ignorance, greed, self-abnegation, cowardice, treachery, yet I wonder at the extremely wealthy individuals, families and institutions of our land. One amongst them from each language group would not even have felt a dent in their purses if they had financed a translation. Maybe we have ro learn Samskritham, which will be a good thing.

    I must call your attention to the date you have given orthe MahaaBhaaratha. “Nearly 3000 years” is totally erroneous. 3000 years ago from present is around 1000 BCE (before christian era.) That was more than 200 years AFTER the date of the Trojan War. (The date given by western academia.) Even if the date given for the presence of The Buddha on earth (which it is not) did the story of the MahaaBhaaratha take place only 500 years before The Buddha? Our own Kali Samvatsara Panchaangam that is followed for thousands of years in our Land, and the Sankalpa that we have recited for thousands of years on our Land, give the story of the MahaaBhaaratha a date of around 3200 years BCE, that 5000+ years BP (before present). I think we should rightly accept our own sources as authority and not the academia of the western universities. Please give some thought to this and effect the necessary corrections.

    And thank you again on my behalf and the behalf of millions of students of our ITHIHAASAS.

  10. Ramesh Chandran
    August 29th, 2017 @ 2:21 pm

    Dear Sir,
    There is two Malayalam translations are available. One is in poem and one is in prose. The prose version was published in 1965 and the poetry version is older than that.
    Thank you.

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