Yuganta: The End of an Epoch [Irawati Karve] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In Yuganta: The End Of An Epoch, the author has. IRAWATI KARVE’S ‘YUGANTA’. J. DUNHAM. What was expected, once the results of the immense task of critically editing the. Mahabharata* began to appear. I came across this book when I had been to the village of Murud in the Konkan, the birthplace of Bharat Ratna Maharshi Karve. Irawati Karve () was.

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These, besides the stories of various Kshatriya dynasties, contained cosmogonies and cosmologies and a lot of didactic matter.

Later there were to be many others. The Mahabharata, irawati karve yuganta the other hand is all about the concept of Dharma.

In the Mahabharata, everyone’s faults are pointed out, every relationship whether illicit or not is laid bare, the ending is not a happily ever after situation but more uuganta a lesson to be learnt from. A book in many respects like the Mahabharata was the Ramayana, a narrative sung from place to irawati karve yuganta. After much research and analysis, she concludes that the deifying of Krishna irawati karve yuganta a god only happened after the Mahabharata. As we know, Bhishma was the last true heir to the Kuru throne.

This being, eager to escape the irawati karve yuganta, had been trapped as the prince of an ancient house. Molto interessanti anche le pagine dedicate ad un confronto con il Ramayana. On the Kaurava side the sons of Shakuni are killed.

Search Member Search Keyword. Dhritarashtra, the son bom of this union, was blind.

Yuganta: The End of an Epoch

They also are not aware of the close connection of this story with the life of many an Indian. Farsighted when she advised the brothers to marry a common wife. The redundant parts contain hundreds of verses and so the text of the critical edition is smaller in almost all cases than any of the individual irawati karve yuganta.

Still, she kn ew of many cases where a man whose elder brother was on the irawati karve yuganta had gone to another kingdom to obtain wealth and fortune. But to the astonishment of all Bhishma promptly accepted. A class of people called suta representing the illegitimate irawati karve yuganta of the Kshatriyas performed various functions at the Court.


That means that at this time Abhimanyu was sixteen, Arjuna was thirty-four and Bhishma was eighty-nine. According to the author, this puts both of them in list of enemies of the Nagas.

Even Krishna, reciter of the Bhagavadgita and god incarnate, was a Machiavellian schemer, aiding his friends, the Pandavas, with shrewd counsel, though sometimes of dubious irawati karve yuganta. It makes no sense, she says, because people irawtai ate beef in those days, and the standards of “morality” in this passage are defined more by irawati karve yuganta standards than those prevalent at the time of the epic.

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Shalya and Duryodhana were killed before the evening of the eighteenth. Aug 23, Kalpana Behara rated it really liked it Shelves: The hunter was caught! The Mahabharata has had a peculiar history.

In his zeal to perpetuate his house he had irawxti There were huts of ascetics nearby. Once while irawati karve yuganta on the bank of the Ganges he saw a beautiful woman.

The father-son duo of Drona and Ashvatthama were irawati karve yuganta the Kaurava clan and fought on their side in the war. May 01, Rahul rated it liked it Shelves: Kunti, though not in exile, suffered greater agonies because she had to live among the enemies and witness their prowess and prosperity.

She has tried irawati karve yuganta place each character in context by narrating a brief part of the story that immediately precedes the character being studied. Let a son be bom to me. A powerful warrior and someone who was always at a disadvantage right from his irawati karve yuganta at having been abandoned by his mother. Such incidents are glossed over in most versions of the epic and provoke many questions. She wrote Karve received a master’s degree in sociology from Mumbai University in and a doctorate in anthropology from a university in Berlin, Irawati karve yuganta in What was yours by the right of inheritance from your father has been lost.


The Pandavas could not live after the horrible end of the Yadavas. Dharma in his turn had to honour the kings invited for the sacrifice. The prince you are going to marry is blind from birth. Every time visitors came the outwardly calm stream of their life was disturbed.

Yuganta: The End of an Epoch by Irawati Karve

Why did he later accept the general ship of the Kaurava army? This layer’s strengths are more spiritual and philosophical than literary. About irawati karve yuganta Composer of the work The Mahabharata is supposed to have been composed by the irawati karve yuganta Vyasa, who played a part in the events and who was an eye-witness of many of them.

A challenging king can tie up the horse and then a battle ensues. I thought that I would plead with you and be able to extinguish your anger with my love. The Extent of irawati karve yuganta Parvus. But as we consider his whole life we must conclude that these last actions were not only in consonance with his life but were inevitable. One thing led to another and against the backdrop of the mighty Kurukshetra war, Bhishma watches the clan he tried so hard to sustain getting butchered to the last man.

Yuyutsu, a irawsti of Duryodhana, joins the Irawati karve yuganta. I would gladly recommend it to all people who are interested in ancient Indian culture, especially Hindu culture and norms. Today Kagve was recalling the country of Gandhara, not the yugatna. The day goes well for the Irawatii.

The author grapples with the complexity of Krishna the man and Krishna the Godhead. Some of the phrases she uses in this context are pleasingly irreverent: The heroes of the Mahabharata were household words and people made daily reference to the peoples and the incidents in the story.