About Book: Ved Vyasa did not write the Mahabharata. The epic that he wrote was called Jaya-Samhita. Containing some 8800 verses, it was a treatise on war and politics. It contained the truth about the Kurukshetra war. The word Jaya means victory and Samhita means collection. As the name implies, it explained the principles of victory. It answered the fundamental question, why some people win while others lose? The Mahabharata on the other hand is a combination of two words, the Maha meaning great and Bharata refers to Arjuna. The word Mahabharata when literally translated means the great Bharata or Arjuna. As is apparent by the name itself, it was written with the sole intention of glorifying Arjuna.
About Author: Karna Yadav was born in the 1980s in a village in Gurgaon, Haryana. He did his schooling from various Hindi and English medium schools. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science from a prestigious university in Madhya Pradesh. He works for the Govt. of India. He lives in Gurugrama, Haryana.