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Brewer's: Mahabharata

One of the two great epic poems of ancient India. Its story is the contests between descendants of Kuru and Pandu. (See Kuru.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 18…

Brewer's: Mah-abadean Dynasty

(The). The first dynasty of Persian mythological history. Mah Abad (the great Abad) and his wife were the only persons left on the earth after the great cycle, and from them the world was p…

Brewer's: Mahadi

or Hakem. The Kalif who reigned about 400 years after Mahomet. In one pilgrimage to Mecca he expended six million gold dinars. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 18…

1987–1988 Obie Awards

Best New American PlayCaryl Churchill, Serious MoneyMaria Irene Fornes, Abingdon SquareDirectionAnne Bogart, No Plays No Poetry…Peter Brook, The MahabharataJulie Taymor, Juan DarienPerfo…

Hinduism

Hinduism is the major religion of India, practiced by more than 80% of the population. In contrast to other religions, it has no founder. Considered the oldest religion in the world, it dates back, …

Top 100 Works in World Literature

Source: Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, 2002. The editors of the Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, polled a panel of 100 authors from 54 co…

Most Populous Cities of the World

The biggest cities to ever exist For the first time in human history, a majority of people live in urban environments. The world's largest cities today fall under a class that researchers call "meg…

Preface

I MUST begin this series of translations of the Sacred Books of the East with three cautions: the first, referring to the character of the original texts here translated; the second, with regard to …