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31 - 32 (1967- 68) : 61 7 ff. The Book of the Beginning 6 And then The Origins begins a second time with a prose chronicle that has scarcely more than nodding acquaintance with the previous one. At last The Origins setttles down to the narrative of the more directly relevant beginnings of the conflict of The Mahiibhiirata with the narration of the birth of Bhi~ma, from whose fateful self-abnegation the events of the epic follow. While it is easy, and indeed natural, to be skeptical of the authenticity of many of the beginnings of the true beginning, the fact that they are there carries its own relevance.
To save the annoyance of vainly looking up nonexistent notes. I would suggest the reader quickly glance through the notes before reading a chapter. I have thought it useful to include a concordance of the chapter numbers in the critical edition of the complete Mahiibhiirata with those of the Bombay edition. which is probably the most commonly used edition in the older literature. It was found impractical and unnecessary to extend the concordance to the other major editions. like the Calcutta edition.
When either by space or time, or both, the languages and the cultures they give voice to are far apart, there are but few choices: translate the term anyhow, or leave it untranslated -letting it stand in the uncomprehended original form as the name of a name. The latter course is more suitable to a philological translation whose readers already know the scope of the original word. In a more general translation the translator has basically two options: to adjust the Sanskrit guest term to the demands of the English host sentence, bending it thus to another universe of discourse; or to decide on a reasonable approximation, but of course not a perfect equivalent, in the host language, and to go ahead and use the approximation throughout.