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Map of India in the Age of the Mahabharata

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Map of India in the Age of the Mahabharata

This undated 20th-century map, published in Pune (formerly Poona), India, shows place names in India associated with the Mahābhārāta, one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India (the other being the Ramayana). The title of the map is in Marathi; the place names are in Sanskrit. Mahābhārata can be translated as "the great tale of the Bharata Dynasty.” Most likely composed between 200 B.C. and 200 A.D., this enormously long epic recounts the story of the dynastic struggle and civil war between the Pandavas and the Kauravas in the Kingdom of Kurukshetra that took place in about the ninth century B.C.

Date Created: 20th century

Publication Information: Deccan Printing Works, Poona, India

Language: Marathi, Sanskrit

Title in Original Language: Mahābhāratakālīna Bhāratavarshācā nakāśā

Physical Description of map:  45 x 38 centimeters

Institution: Library of Congress

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