Tag: Argument and Design: The Unity of the Mahabharata

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  • Ancillary stories in the Mahabharata

    Ancillary stories in the Mahabharata

    Hiltebeitel’s devoted shishya Adluri and his chela Bagchee have edited a superb collection of papers by 12 Mahabharata (MB) scholars with Hiltebeitel at both ends. The theme is his proposition that “sub-tales” are not fringe episodes but are central to the MB’s architectonics. Goldman’s Foreword notes that thematic proximity characterises these stories. Adluri’s fine Introduction …

    October 15, 2017