Reviews of Mystical Stories from the Mahabharata

Reviewed by: Hrdayananda das Goswami Ph.D.

A charming and edifying compendium of lesser known stories from the Mahabharata. In an age desperately in need of genuine morality and culture, these pearls of the Vedic wisdom tradition will inspire the reader to lead a more noble life.
— Hrdayananda das Goswami, Ph.D., Cotranslator of Srimad Bhagavatam

Reviewed by: Michael A. Cremo

Amal Bhakta has mined the Mahabharata, one of the great classics of world literature, for jewellike stories of heroes and heroines that sparkle not only with adventure and romance but with deep spiritual meaning. At a time when many find themselves adrift in a sea of perplexity, Mystical Stories from the Mahabharata offers a new moral compass that enables us to chart a better course for ourselves, individually and collectively.
— Michael A. Cremo, Coauthor of Forbidden Archeology

Reviewed by: Christopher Warden

There is nothing trivial or petty about any of these gemlike vignettes from India’s ancient past. Expertly rendered by Amal Bhakta, a lifelong devotee of India's Vedic culture, the book's noble characters and amazing tales convincingly enchant, absorb, enlighten, and renew one. No household should be without a copy.
— Christopher Warden, Director KHQN Radio
Spanish Fork, Utah

Reviewed by: India Abroad

A collection of gripping stories of heroes, heroines, devils, and demons, filled with adventure, romance, intrigue, and wisdom.
—India Abroad

Reviewed by: Publishers; Weekly

Bhakta’s careful selection of the poem’s most memorable and uplifting tales makes this an entertaining introduction to Hindu literature.
—Publishers; Weekly

Reviewed by: Library Journal

The Mahabharata is a treasury too little known to the West, and these selections can only help to bring it to a wider audience. Highly recommended.
—Library Journal