"one more story that cannot be included in the cook's Mahabharat."
The Mahabharata is one of the longest poems in the world, comprising an impressive 1.8 million words in 100,000 verses. The title is composed of the word maha
(meaning "great") and bharata
It is one of the two major Sanskrit epics, written around 5000 years ago by the mystic Vyasadeva.
The plot centres on five brothers from their birth, through their marriages, disputes with their cousins and the epic war of Kurukshetra. It even includes their deaths and afterlives.