Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 October 2018

376 Pages

ISBN: 9780199477746

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Evil in the Mahabharata

Author Prof. Meena Arora Nayak

  • Pierces the heart of the customary practices and beliefs that have been codified in the epic tradition
  • Shows the heroes, Arjuna and Duryodhana, in a new light, reversing the good and evil in their characters
  • Presents Duryodhana as tragic hero, whom, tradition has distorted and misrepresented
  • Questions Krishna's divine persona and provides proof that he may have been no more than a strategy of war
  • Gives new meaning to the idea of 'asura'

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