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The Mahabharata of Vyasa – English Prose Translation

Posted on | June 30, 2013 | 56 Comments

Mahabharata PDF The 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 holybooks.com 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

PDFbookMahabharata Of Vyasa – English Translation


56 Responses to “The Mahabharata of Vyasa – English Prose Translation”

  1. vishwa
    November 11th, 2013 @ 11:33 am

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  2. Srinivas
    November 27th, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

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  3. Lucky
    December 23rd, 2013 @ 3:25 am

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  4. Himanshu
    January 15th, 2014 @ 3:27 am

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  5. praneet
    January 24th, 2014 @ 7:44 pm

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    February 3rd, 2014 @ 5:12 pm

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  7. Biju
    February 24th, 2014 @ 8:06 am

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  8. Dwaipayan
    March 2nd, 2014 @ 9:26 am

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  9. Muktatmananda
    March 13th, 2014 @ 1:31 am

    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.

    March 14th, 2014 @ 2:17 pm

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  12. akash
    May 17th, 2014 @ 7:15 pm

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    May 24th, 2014 @ 1:54 pm

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  14. Anonymous
    May 27th, 2014 @ 2:38 pm

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  15. hamsavahinipillai
    May 27th, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

    thanks a lot

  16. Rishi
    June 8th, 2014 @ 7:35 pm

    Dear sir,

    A ton of thanks for your good work. May the blessings of the lord be with you.


  17. Rahul Virani
    July 9th, 2014 @ 6:41 pm

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

    God Bless You

  18. Amrutha
    September 22nd, 2014 @ 12:58 pm

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  19. mahesh
    November 21st, 2014 @ 4:58 pm

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  20. mahesh
    November 21st, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

    A ton of thanks for your good work. May the blessings of the lord be with you

  21. Lakshmi
    December 5th, 2014 @ 5:56 am

    Thanks a lot.

  22. Marigouda Lakkanagoudra
    December 19th, 2014 @ 5:40 pm

    Thank u for giving this opportunity

  23. Muvvala Ramu
    January 9th, 2015 @ 11:23 am


  24. Siva Sai
    March 9th, 2015 @ 10:11 am

    thanks a lot for doing such a huge translation very carefully

  25. Raj Khadka
    March 27th, 2015 @ 12:03 am

    Thanks sir.. keep it up

  26. Turjo Mazumder
    June 24th, 2015 @ 10:47 am

    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.

  27. Lichtenberg
    June 24th, 2015 @ 11:33 am

    Thank you Turjo, please share what you find here :-)

  28. karthikeyan
    June 27th, 2015 @ 7:23 pm

    Thank you sir,really A LOT.

  29. Lakshmi
    July 4th, 2015 @ 7:21 pm

    Oh my lord
    … This is awesome

    Thank you is a small word . I surrender

  30. Prash
    July 7th, 2015 @ 10:42 am

    I have no words to thank the author.
    But Thank you for PDF version! :)

  31. Muraleedharan
    July 13th, 2015 @ 6:04 pm

    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.

  32. vamshi
    July 14th, 2015 @ 11:08 pm

    The pdf files are blank cannot see any text

  33. B. k b rao
    September 5th, 2015 @ 1:58 am

    Sridharan you are correct
    Many translators from Sanskrit have not been Done properly.

  34. R V Divakar
    October 22nd, 2015 @ 11:49 am

    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.

    December 31st, 2015 @ 2:42 pm

    Thank you for this service.

  36. BH Manjunath
    January 1st, 2016 @ 3:43 pm

    very very good work.

    can we expect kannada version of this or any other authors Mahabharata.

  37. vivek kamath m
    January 23rd, 2016 @ 2:22 pm

    thank you for the wonderful work…. may God bless you!

  38. jaiku
    March 9th, 2016 @ 1:48 am

    We need Kannada n other languages version

  39. Amith Reddy
    April 27th, 2016 @ 8:27 am

    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

  40. m. srinivasa rao
    June 3rd, 2016 @ 2:52 pm

    Please send latest version of Ramayana & Mahabaratam ,

  41. Ankit Tiwari
    June 27th, 2016 @ 3:29 am

    Really it was a great work….thanks a lot

  42. svssms99
    September 18th, 2016 @ 8:47 pm

    great works sir

    November 7th, 2016 @ 7:37 pm

    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

  44. Terrance
    March 4th, 2017 @ 5:40 pm

    No pictures? Will I be able to find all these characters on google?

  45. David
    April 21st, 2017 @ 4:13 pm

    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.

  46. b k b rao
    June 2nd, 2017 @ 8:24 pm

    There is one more translation in english and telugu(prose) by M V Subrahmanyam

  47. b k b rao
    June 2nd, 2017 @ 8:29 pm

    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.

  48. kumaraguru
    January 3rd, 2018 @ 12:45 pm

    is mahabharata tamil version is available ?

    July 3rd, 2018 @ 10:38 am


  50. Jothi
    November 6th, 2018 @ 9:44 am

    Is this book in the public domain? Is it copyright free?

  51. Lichtenberg
    November 6th, 2018 @ 9:49 am

    Yes it is.


  52. Jothi
    November 8th, 2018 @ 1:50 pm

    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.

  53. V
    November 22nd, 2018 @ 4:06 pm

    Thank you.

  54. Syarif
    December 26th, 2018 @ 5:14 am

    Thank you!

  55. Anup Acharyya
    August 28th, 2019 @ 2:13 pm

    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!

  56. Naresh Kumar
    November 17th, 2019 @ 10:27 am

    Dear sir , can you translate bhagwat Geeta and Mahabharata in Sindhi as it is in sunsikrit

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