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  • The paradigm of kingship

    The paradigm of kingship

    There was a raja named Uparicara, a dharma-following monarch, fond of hunting,” is how Vaishampayana begins, striking what McGrath regards as the keynote of the epic ~ kingship. At the end Vaishampayana says that this “itihasa” named Jaya is to be heard by one who desires to rule the earth. The focus, therefore, is on …

    January 13, 2018