Mahabharata is not a mere epic; it is a romance, telling the tale of heroic men and women
and of some who were divine; it is a whole literature in itself, containing a code of
life, a philosophy of social and ethical relations, and speculative thought on human
problems that is hard to rival; but, above all, it has for its core the Gita, which is, as
the world is beginning to find out, the noblest of scriptures and the grandest of sagas in
which the climax is reached in the wondrous Apocalypse in the Eleventh Canto.