Translated from the Tamil language, this summary of the great Mahabharata by the first Indian Governor General of India was an attempt to preserve for younger Indian readers in simpler language the great heritage contained in this epic. Rajagopalachari is a
good storyteller and he has obviously enjoyed bringing these tales to a modern audience, no matter its age.
Mahabharata has existed in various forms for more than two thousand years. It and Ramayana are considered to be the two most important factors in creation of India's Hindu culture.