The Mahābhārata and Dharma Discourse: A Vision of Clarity through Its Tales
This compact and engaging text provides unique insights into the issues of ‘dharma’ in the Indian epic the Mahābhārata. The word ‘dharma’ is untranslatable and usually mistaken to mean religion. However, as argued here, it is evident through the tales of the epic that the word ‘dharma’ is an umbrella term for all the deeds one does in one’s life. Each chapter of this book is expository, as well as explanatory, providing examples through the tales of the Mahābhārata. The book will be of great interest to research scholars, Indologists and commentators, through its use of tales, narratives, parables, and fables as evidence for understanding the issues of dharma embedded in the Mahābhārata.
Dr Nitin Malhotra works as a Lecturer at St. Theresa International College, Thailand. He received his PhD from Gurukula Kangri University, India on the topic of “Issues of Dharma in Select Tales of the Mahābhārata: An Enquiry”. His research focuses on Indian aesthetics, Indian writings in English, and Indian classical writings in English, and he is the author of 11 journal articles.
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