The Great War at Kurukshetra is over. Eighteen lakh men have died. But the winners are not happy. Yudhishthira and his brothers are gripped with sorrow over what they have done. Who will be the child to continue the Kuru clan? Uttara? Will Asvatthama also destroy the child that she is carrying? Hastinapuris barren of men of any age. It is the King’s dharma to help every virgin in the kingdom, cross into womanhood. But Yudhishthira fails. There is now an adharmic crisis. The young woman, who will bear the child, must be found another king for the task before sunrise. Else, the kingdom will suffer even more. Who can solve the problem? Krishna, who else! Or rather he knows such a king who can. It is Maya. But Maya declines to follow the king’s dharma. His refusal plunges the Kuru kingdom, and even Krishna himself, into another crisis. Whois Maya? Can Krishna eventually win him over? Mahabharata is a fascinating narration of the post-Mahabharata story, aided by the deployment of the author’s imaginative and creative powers.