Friday, March 30, 2012

The 18 notebooks of the Mahabharata are now complete...

There are 18 books to the Mahabharat.  You can see my source books lined up in back, with the Kindle to finish it off.  Coincidentally, I filled 18 notebooks to finish the entire podcast!

36 comments:

  1. Just wanted to thank you Lawrence for you're time effort! It has been thoroughly enjoyable tuning in. Cheers

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Lawrence! Its been a fantastic journey till now. Great effort!
    Hope you will come up with the unabridged version too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Epic dedication to see this through. I listen to some podcasts but this is the first one I listened to all the episodes. Congratulations … for excellent effort and work

    ReplyDelete
  4. Amazing Effort! Congratulations at great work and dare I say in creating internet history by having created first podcast on Mahabharata.

    Wish you luck in future endeavors.

    For me too it is the first podcast that I have not missed any episode :)
    Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Simply Great way to narrate the great epic..
    Lawrence.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks for the great work on this podcast, just finished the last episode - but i'm starting this one all over again!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks a lot for the wonderful journey through the greatest epic of Mahabharata! Its very rare people finish anything they start 'n you surely deserve a standing ovation for the excellent effort you put in!
    Waiting for the next journey through anything you choose! :)

    Best Regards,
    Chandrika

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hey Lawrence you should put this up on itunes as audiobook and i assure you i will buy it! Many more will too keep up the goor work you have greater understanding than many of the translation writers!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hi Lawrence,
    Please put this up in itunes to downlaod as podcast or audiobook! It is great work and you have deep understanding of the epic! Great work and thanks

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hi Lawrence,
    Are you selling your old source books? I would be very interested in buying them!
    Thanks,

    Your fan, OatsAndSugar

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Lawrence,
    This is a great piece of work. The podcast is compelling listening and a great deal of work has gone into. I listened to every single episode!
    Looking forward to your next podcasts of the next Indian epic!
    Thanks for all your effort!
    Pretesh Mistry

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Lawrence,
    what you have done for yourself and others by creating this mahabharata podcast is exceptionally wise act. I salute your efforts for bringing out the deeply hidden learnings of the great epic in form of your podcast. I have been with your podcast since the very first episode. Believe me, i have been eagerly waiting for your episodes every week and each and every episode was worth waiting for. The knowledge i gained and understanding of Dharma is priceless and i am indebted to you for sharing this knowledge. I will email you to provide other related info which i think you would be interested in very much.

    Purnanand
    India

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hi Lawrence,

    Are these notebooks available as ebooks for download?

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Lawrence,

    Are these notebooks available as ebooks for download?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry, no. These were the scripts I wrote before recording the podcast. So pretty much what is in the notebooks is what you hear in the audio. They were all written long-hand, and I doubt anyone but me can read it!

      It is an interesting coincidence however that the Mahabharat was written in 18 volumes, 100 books. I did the podcast in 100 episodes, and went through 18 notebooks. I like to think of that as a rather auspicious sign!

      Delete
    2. Hi Lawrence,

      I want to download the full audio books of Maharbharata but couldn't find a link could you please help me sharing a link. Thanks.

      Delete
    3. Sorry, but I don't know of any audio book readings of the Mahabharata.

      Delete
  15. Really great narration and it has been nice to listen all episodes...

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi Lawrence if you want book "Yugant" by Iravati Karve...
    Its there free on internet-
    http://www.google.co.in/search?hl=en-IN&source=hp&q=Yuganta&gbv=2&oq=Yuganta&gs_l=heirloom-hp.3..0l10.1844.9953.0.10203.15.15.0.0.0.0.360.1391.3-4.4.0...0.0...1c.1.jquFso-i-Mg

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. I did manage to read that before I finished the last episode of the podcast. The name alone is interesting. I wish the author had explored more deeply the theme of what it means to live during the end of a Yuga. The theme of decline is deeply embedded in the DNA of the Mahabharata.

      I highly recommend that book!

      Delete
  17. http://www.google.co.in/search?hl=en-IN&source=hp&q=Yuganta&gbv=2&oq=Yuganta&gs_l=heirloom-hp.3..0l10.1844.9953.0.10203.15.15.0.0.0.0.360.1391.3-4.4.0...0.0...1c.1.jquFso-i-Mg

    ReplyDelete
  18. Hi Lawrence,

    I am great full to you to come out with this Podcast on Indian epic. Thanks to your hard work to get this done, I am "enjoying" it. By the way, do you map all the characters in one single map?

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hi Lawrence,

    It is really great work what you had done. I am thankful to you and enjoying this Podcast.
    By the way, did you "map" these characters in one single map?

    ReplyDelete
  20. I sympathise for you.. It seems you are putting a lot of efforts but you are not really getting the point.

    You cannot taste a sound..

    Imho, take a break, pause, reflect.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No effort required! I finished this 9 months ago. Now I get to sit back and contemplate the esoteric messages I receive on my blog... I'm not quite sure what you are talking about, but I thank you for your feedback.

      -Lawrence

      Delete
  21. Hi There,

    I discovered this podcast a few days ago, Its a joy to listen to and to hear your thoughts from a modern mind perspective, with all its media centric and internet as its research tool at its disposal interpreting an epic that was written at ancient times.

    I'm hooked, thanks for your dedication and discipline you have shown during the whole duration which at times i'm sure would have been a mammoth task.
    Congratulations on completing this successfully and with out one commercial notion behind it, simply bloody awesome.

    Parthi

    ReplyDelete
  22. I listened to your entire podcast from start to finish during my daily commute to work at New York city. I am an Indian and I must tell you it brought me great Joy and the special critic and commentary ass icing on the cake as it brought a very different perspective of a westerner. I had read C Rajagopalchari's Mahabharata several times as a young teenager and also had read the 8 volumes of Krishna Avatara by K.M.Munshi several times and I must say your podcast was a different take on Mahabharata and it was bliss to relive this Epic through your voice. Keep up the good work and looking forward to your podcast on other great Indian epics.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Dear Lawrence,
    many thanks for the efforts you have put into the creation of this podcast. I recently found about it and have been enjoying it since. i have read mahabharat quite a few times and still tend to mix up the characters, the podcast is a refresher for me and one with such a soothing voice too!

    regards
    Harleen

    ReplyDelete
  24. Dear Lawrence.....long live and thank you.....your voice, your retelling and philosophical musings makes this epic very entertaining.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Dear Lawrence,
    Listening to this podcast was a great experience . I really wanted to know more about the mahabharata but as you said the text is inaccessible and complex. This podcast presents a fresh way to experience the epic and it was highly enjoyable and I loved each part . Thank you for your effort!

    ReplyDelete
  26. thanks for share The 18 notebooks of the Mahabharata :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Hi Lawrence,

    Thank you so much for this beautiful rendering of the Mahabharata. Your voice rang true throughout and your lucid translation, as well as your well-time humorous insights, we're appreciate. This podcast followed me around for about 6 months as I walk about the city, a welcomed friend. Thank you again for this great contribution.
    Best,
    Peter

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hi Lawrence.
    I just finished listening to the podcast yesterday. It has been a truly wonderful experience and I have already started missing it. I am sure I will be revisiting it soon. Highly appreciated and recommended!
    Thanks for the effort!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Hey Lawrence,

    A bit late to the party but i wanted to thank you for your efforts in putting the podcast together. Glad in a way that i found it as late as i did as i could binge all in one go. Just finished listening to the entire thing yesterday and it was a compelling listen throughout. Had me hooked right from the start. Nostalgic as my nan used to narrate bits from the epic way back when.

    Hopefully we see you take on another such project in the coming future.

    Thanks again,

    Ankit Vasudevan

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thanks a lot for the pod cast, I thoroughly enjoyed it, you surely deserve a standing ovation for the excellent effort you put in!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hi Lawrence,

    Thanks a lot for the efforts you put in for the podcast. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and you surely deserve a standing ovation for the excellent effort you put in!

    Venkata

    ReplyDelete