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A word of precaution before we start. The Mahabharata is old. It has been copied and altered throughout generations, and some of those copies (of which we would have defined them as fanfics if they were written in modern times) has became revered epics themselves. Please limit yourself to non-profit, non-professional fanwork derivatives of the Mahabharata floating around on the internets. DO NOT list commercial productions, abridged editions and translations, or historical documents here, for they are many.


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Mahabharata Story by Nenena
  • Recommended by Gunbazca
  • Status: possibly Discontinued, there has been no updates for over a year now.
  • Synopsis: In the author's own words, "A science fiction reimagining of the Mahabharata." That is to say, Mahabharata IN SPACE!
  • Comments: In case you have yet to read the summary, this is heavy Alternate Universe. A comparatively massive piece of reading in, this reimagination of Mahabharata is clocked at just over 327 thousand words long. It also mixes and meshes old, time-tried epic tropes with modern sci-fi conventions one would not find out-of-place in Star Wars. Here, devastras will go side-by-side with intergalactic travel; characters interaction in a completely different yet familiar way; medical technology explaining what magical mantras do; and many more. And let me tell you, it is awesome.

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