Kurukshetra, a masterpiece of ideas and thoughts, is an epic-in-miniature on war and peace. It reveals the heroic India to the world, an India hitherto in oblivion. The contents of the poem have remained restricted to the Hindi-knowing readers till date. In rendering the mini-epic in rhymed English verse, The Battle Royale, the authors are acting as facilitators, or rather as bridge-builders. The endeavour to adapt the Hindi classic in English stems from the need to apprise the English-knowing literati about the ideas treasured in this modern epic of Dinkar who is held in the highest esteem by Hindi readers for the depth of his vision, imagination and thought. This rendering has been achieved without any dilution of thought or meaning inherent in the original Hindi poem in any manner.