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In the name of Vishnu

Like the others, this Purana captures ancient and medieval stories and concepts of Hinduism in a range and complexity that no other Sanskrit texts offer

Vishnu Puran
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Bibek Debroy’s Vishnu Purana

A K Bhattacharya
Book title: Vishnu Purana
Translated by: Bibek Debroy
Publisher: Penguin Books
Pages: 532+XVIII
Price: Rs 599

Bibek Debroy’s ambitious Purana Project has taken yet another step towards completion. Even before he began this long journey that this project entailed, Debroy had translated the Bhagavad Gita, the Mahabharata, the Valmiki Ramayana and the Harivamsha from their original texts in Sanskrit into English. Soon thereafter, he turned his attention to the Puranas or ancient Sanskrit scriptures that dwell on diverse aspects of Hinduism.

He launched the Purana Project with the Bhagavata Purana in three volumes, followed by the Markandeya Purana in one volume and the

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First Published: Aug 26 2022 | 10:12 PM IST

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