The Mahabharata and the Yugas: India's Great Epic Poem and the Hindu System of World Ages

By: Luis Gonzalez-Reimann

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This book questions the conventional wisdom that a fully matured theory of the yugas-Hinduism's ages of the world-is integral to the Mahabharata, and it illustrates how traditional commentators and modern scholars have read the later Puranic yuga theory into the Mahabharata, in particular when it comes to placing the action at the beginning of the current terrible Kali Yuga. Luis Gonzalez-Reimann discusses the meaning of key terms in the epic by examining the text and early Buddhist sources. This book also traces the sectarian appropriation of the yuga system in later literature and documents how modern religious movements have used the system to proclaim the arrival of a new, prosperous Krta Yuga, a phenomenon that coincides with New Age expectations.Printed Pages: 298.

Title: The Mahabharata and the Yugas: India's Great Epic Poem and the Hindu System of World Ages

Author Name: Luis Gonzalez-Reimann

Categories: India, Religion,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2010

ISBN: 8120834844

ISBN 13: 9788120834842

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 102089

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