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Evil In The Mahabharata

1 April 2018

Meena Arora Nayak

In this interrogation of the Mahabharata, Meena Arora Nayak, a novelist and professor of English, argues that several of the epic’s nuances have been lost in translation and that its characters have become one-dimensional and polarised archetypes. She explores the origin of the idea of evil in the Mahabhatara and argues that the distortion of the Mahabharata has led to laws that threaten society today.

Oxford University Press, 376 pages, Rs 650

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