In the world of classical literature the Mahabharata is unique in many respects. As an epic, it is the greatest, seven times the size of the Illiad and the Odyssey combined, and the grandest - animating the heart of India over two thousand years past and destined to lead humanity for thousands of years in the future. It is the mightiest single endeavour of literary creation of any culture in human history. A walk through the table of contents alone is more than a day's journey. This twelve volume translation was completed and serially published in thirteen years from 1883 to 1896 in one hundred fasicules. The original edition was out of print within the lifetime of Mr. Ganguli, and is made available once again.