Comment on the presence of the author as a character in the Mahabharata.
Vyasa's appearance as a character in his own epic makes a statement with strong historical implications. His name literally means “compiler” in Sanskrit, and Vyasa is also believed to be the one who first organized the vast body of ancient religious literature known as the Vedas. In addition to his divine status as a Hindu sage, Vyasa is also the father to the great Pandava dynasty of warrior kings who emerge victorious from the battles described in the poem's narrative.
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