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Reflections and Variations on The Mahabharata
Reflections and Variations on The Mahabharata

Reflections and Variations on The Mahabharata

by TRS Sharma

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Language

English

Publisher

Sahitya Akademi

ISBN

9788126026715 - Year: 2009 - Pages: 389

Binding

Paperback

TRS Sharma

Author: TRS Sharma
Eminent Contributors/
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): TRS Sharma
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 389
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788126026715

Description

This volume is a collection of essays that attempts to exemplify the protean nature of Vyasa’s Mahabharata. Vyasa, apart from his being both a character and a virtual narrator who manages his narrations through several voices, had seemingly many strongly-felt moral concerns close to his heart. The essays presented here explore many a vexing question, the ethical and the epistemic concerns, issues of gender, ‘caste’ and metaphysical ‘evil’ that the epic raises.

The volume also addresses the question of how each regional language looks upon the epic as a contested site and works out its own form of appropriation, its variations in theme, plot, and character. The essays trace the interpretive changes made in different versions of the epic in other Indian languages and attempt to contribute to our sense of the epic as something composite, made up of multiple texts/contexts, and put together under multiple perspectives.

The well-focused, learned articles of this volume project some of the recent reflections and variations on the ever enigmatic, ever-haunting Mahabharata that is deeply interwoven into the culture of the land.

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: Many Makers, Many Texts/Contexts
TRS SHARMA

The Human Universal in the Mahabharata
R N DANDEKAR

Socio-Cultural Milieu of the Mahabharata: An Age of Change
G C PANDE

Architectonics of the Mahabharata and the Place of Legends in its Structure
K KUNJUNNI RAJA

Dvaipayana, Poet of Being and Becoming
J L MEHTA

The Concept of Anrshamsya in the Mahabharata
MUKUND LATH

Genetic Episode of the Pandavas: Some Remarks
S G KANTAWALA

Imaging Vengeance: Amba and Draupadi in the Mahabharata
JANAKI SREEDHARAN

The Concept of Apaddharma and the Moral Dilemma of Politics in the Mahabharata
ASHOK CHOUSALKAR

The Mahabharata: A Reading in Political Structuring
PRAFULLA KUMAR MOHANTY

Learning in the Labyrinth: Irony, Contingency and the question of Responsibility in the texts of the Mahabharata
D VENKAT RAO

Why did Bhima Wed Hidimba? A Comparative Perspective on Marriage to the Other
PAULA RICHMAN


Whose Mahabharat? A Point of View
VRINDA NABAR

Defending the Sacred in the Age of Atrocities: On Translating Dharamvir Bharati’s Andha Yug
ALOK BHALLA

The Mahabharata and the Marathi Novel: Textual Strategies
HARISHCHANDRA THORAT

Buddhadeva Bose’s Reading of the Mahabharata
AMIYA DEV

Draupadi as Interpreted in Assamese Literature
MALINEE GOSWAMI

Sarala Dasa’s Mahabharata: A Supermyth
G K DAS

Fiction and Reception: Reconstructions of the Mahabharata. In Malayalam
P P RAVEENDRAN

One Story, Many Texts: Conceptualising a Seed Text in Epics Retold
SREEDEVI K. NAIR

Kumaravyasa Bharata: A Folk perspective
KRISHNAMURTHY HANUR

“Jhug Jaayen Vaarta Aage Ha”: Oral Versions of the Mahabharata
C N RAMACHANDRAN

The Old Konkani Bharata
ROCKY V. MIRANDA

Epic Mediations: Text, Book and Authority in the Organization of the Mahabharata
ARJUN MAHEY

Notes on Contributors

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