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Describe the characteristics of classical Indian epic, with special reference to the Mahabharata.

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The epic, or the Mahakavya, is one of the earliest forms of Indian literature. It is also considered the specialty of the Sanskrit language. One of the characteristics of the classical Indian epic is the incorporation of visual art – meticulous depictions of the gods, humans, animals, scenery, etc. There is also heavy use of imagery – rich descriptions of festivals, forests, mountains, and seasons. Each stanza was often made to...

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