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Mahabharata

There are two characteristics of Shakuntala and her story which render it all but inevitable that she should represent the ideal of Indian womanhood. The first is the significant role she plays in...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2020 12:56 pm UTC

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Mahabharata

At a critical moment in the Mahabharatha, Arjuna, the great warrior, is tired of fighting. He has reached the point where he questions the value of fighting, the purpose of it, and whether or not...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2009 4:08 am UTC

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Mahabharata

The idea of dharma is extremely important in The Mahabharata. The natural order that must be respected and followed is intrinsic to dharma. In the Bhagavad- Gita, the divine song, this becomes...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2013 12:21 am UTC

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Mahabharata

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...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2019 8:37 am UTC

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Mahabharata

The Mahabharata is a book written by Indian author R. K. Narayan, originally published in 1978. The book is a modern translation and abridgement of the Mahabharata—one of the most important ancient...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2020 5:11 pm UTC

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There are some differences of opinion on this. The name "Gudakesha" is applied to Arjuna in the Bhagavad-Gita, and some take this to mean "master of sleep." In this interpretation, it refers not to...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2010 4:32 am UTC

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Mahabharata

Webster’s dictionary defines dharma as "a. an individual's duty fulfilled by observance of custom or law; b. the basic principles of cosmic or individual existence or the divine law; and c....

Latest answer posted November 18, 2019 6:22 am UTC

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Mahabharata

Nearly every main character in Mahabharata is flawed. This might be deliberate, given how the work illuminates the challenges of living in this particular yuga, the Hindu designation for the age in...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2016 3:19 am UTC

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The Mahabharata says many things about the relationship between violence and morality, some of them contradictory or seemingly contradictory, because it speaks with many different voices (in...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2019 2:21 am UTC

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If we examine dharma as a form of duty, it becomes imperative to understand it as the key to unlocking the meaning of the work. The role of dharma is evident in much of the epic. This is...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2012 3:12 pm UTC

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Mahabharata

The traditional author of the epic war poem the Mahabharata is credited as Vyasa, who was born from a line of sages and is closely associated with the god Vishnu. The first part of the...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2020 9:57 pm UTC

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I think that Arjuna's manner in the Mahabharata is where the traditional, heroic conceptions of a warrior are augmented with embracing the values of knowledge, wisdom, and introspection. At the...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2012 1:45 pm UTC

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Mahabharata

This is a very good question. The Mahabharata, when mentioned in passing, is often described as one of the two great Indian epic poems, the Indian answer to Homer's Iliad. A comparison with the...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2020 6:20 pm UTC

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You are correct. He was a general and was pivotal in the march around Vasudeva. I have included a link to the text that references his name, so that you may see where to reread the section about...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2007 1:05 am UTC

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