The Mahabharata Revisited

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Item Code: NAD064
Author: R.N. Dandekar
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi, Delhi
Edition: 2017
ISBN: 9788126028726
Pages: 306
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 Inch X 5.5 Inch
Weight 510 gm
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This volume contains the papers Presented at the International Seminal On the Mahabharata organized by the Sahitya Akademi at New Delhi on 17- 20 February, 1987. The themes Discussed at the seminar were: (1) the Mahabharata: Structure: Organic Legends; (2) the Mahabharata as an Epic of being and becoming – the Totality of life; (3) the socio-cultural Milieu of the Mahabharata; the Mahabharata as an epic of universality And human concern; (4) the Mahabharata in arts and culture in India and abroad; (5) the impact of The Mahabharata on later writers in India And abroad; and (6) the attitude of Modern creative writers towards the Mahabharata.


Presidential Address 1-10
Inaugural Address11-18
Key-note Address19-36
Text layers in the Mahabharata: some Observations in connection with Mahabharata 37-60
Genetic episode of the Pandavas: some remarks 61-70
The Mahabharata as an organic growth of the Oral literary tradition in ancient India71-85
Architectonics of the Mahabharata and the place Of legends in its structure87-93
The Mahabharata – apic of Santa rasa 95-100
Dvaipauyana, poet of being and becoming 101-111
The concept of anrsamsya in the Mahabharata 113-119
The socio-cultural milleu of the Mahabharata: An age of change121-137
Socio-cultural milieu of the Mahabharata 139-150
The Mahabharata ideal of a welfare state 151-158
The Mahabharata: epic of universality and Human concern159-167
The Mahabharata an epic of universality And deep human concern169-182
The Mahabharata in performance: Forms and tradition183-192
Mahabharata reflected in performance 193-200
Depiction of the Mahabharata scenes in Indian art201-214
The Mahabharata in Asian Literature and arts 215-226
The impact of the Mahabharata tradition on the Malay literary tradition227-243
The Mahabharata as the inspiration for living Literary tradition245-253
Mahabharata: my attempt at a re-creation 255-265
The attitude of modern creative writers towards The Mahabharata: Oriya scene 267-280
A creative writer’s view of the Mahabharata 281-289
Valedictory Address 291-302
Contributors 303-306
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