Need of the Project
The Mahabharata Critical Edition, completed in 1966, with the Critical Edition of the Harivasa completed in 1971, will enter its second half-century in 2016. In this time, the edition has become the standard edition for academic scholarship as well as the basis for much study on the manuscript tradition of the Mahabharata. It has been widely acknowledged as a critical success. Yet in the same time, there have been no updates or corrections to the volumes.