Author:Bimal Krishna Matilal (Ed.)


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Moral Dilemmas in the Mahabharata

By: Bimal Krishna Matilal (Ed.)

Price: $10.20

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2014

Edition: Second Reprint

Seller ID: 102034

ISBN: 8120806034

Condition: New

Here the collected papers explore the whole question of the relation between the mythopoetic and the moral in the context of the Mahabharata. Here we have a story of extreme complexity, characters that are unforgettable, and a cosmic context in which gods and men alike grapple with destiny. The obligations of kinship and friendship jostle with each other. The women characters, as in everyday life, seem to bear a very heavy load of the burden of life and to stand in a key position in almost every conflict. We are presented with predicaments at every turn. At times these predicaments seem to be ... View more info