The Mahābhārata is one the two great epic poems of Classical India. Attributed to the immortal Veda Vyāsa, who is also one of the central characters, the Mahābhārata is the longest poem ever written, at 200,000 verses and over 1.8 million total words.
The Mahābhārata — Book 1, Chapter 1: Anukramanika Parva
In this world, when it was destitute of brightness and light, and enveloped all around in total darkness, there came into being, as the primal cause of creation, a mighty egg.
The Mahābhārata — Book 1, Chapter 2: Sangraha Parva
The Sangraha Parva is the second chapter of the Adi Parva, the first book in the Mahābhārata, and acts an index of the events that will unfold over the next 17 chapters.
The Mahābhārata — Book 1, Chapter 3: Paushya Parva
The stories of Janamejaya, Aruni, Upamanyu, Utanka, Paushya and sage Dhaumya
The Mahābhārata — Book 1, Chapter 4: Pauloma Parva
The history of the Bhargava race of men and the story of Ruru and the snake.