In this volume have been collected Sri Aurobindo's independent prose writings on the Mahabharata. (Writings on the Bhagavad Gita are not included.) The principal prose work is an essay written in Baroda entitled, "Notes on the Mahabharata", in which Sri Aurobindo put forward the idea that the original Mahabharata of Vyasa, consisting of some 24,000 verses, could be disengaged from later "enlargements, accretions and additions" by means of a detailed textual study. A few paragraphs on the Mahabharata from�A Defence of Indian Culture�have been included. These repesent Sri Aurobindo's later thinking on the epic.