Partition of the Mahabharata

The Mahabharata consists of 18 books, called Parva.

Book  1 – Adi Parva – The book of the beginning
Book  2 – Sabha Parva – The book of the assembly hall
Book  3 – Vana Parva – The book of the forest
Book  4 – Virata Parva – The book of Virata
Book  5 – Udyoga Parva  – The book of the effort
Book  6 – Bhishma Parva – The book of Bhishma
Book  7 – Drona Parva – The book of Drona
Book  8 – Karna Parva – The book of Karna
Book  9 – Shalya Parva – The book of Shalya
Book 10 – Sauptika Parva – The book of the night attack
Book 11 – Stri Parva – The book of the women
Book 12 – Shanti Parva – The book of peace
Book 13 – Anusasana Parva – The book of the instruction
Book 14 – Ashvamedha Parva – The book of the horse sacrifice
Book 15 – Ashramavasaka Parva – The book of the hermitage
Book 16 – Mausala Parva – The book of the clubs
Book 17 – Mahaprasthanika Parva – The book of the great departure
Book 18 – Svargarohanika Parva – The book of ascent to heaven