Bharata (King)

Son of Dushyanta and Shakuntala.

Bharata deemed his sons unfit to rule the country and appointed Bhumanyu, a young man from the people, to be king.

He was followed by Suhotra, Hasti (founder of Hastinapura), Kuru, Pratipa, Shantanu.

In 16 chapters the Mahabharata is told from Bharata to Pandu. The link is the first chapter. All chapters are found in June 2016.