Veda Vyasa: Mahabharata (13050 words)

  • Sudeshna Kar Barua (Independent Scholar - Asia)
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  1. Textual History
  2. Major Characters
  3. The Story
  4. History and Fiction
  5. A Sacred Text
  6. Influence on Literature
  7. Other Cultural Influences
  8. Conclusion

Textual History

The Mahabharata, “the story of the great battle of the Bharatas” (Winternitz 1981, 297) with its 100,000 slokas or couplets and long prose passages, is an Indian epic, venerated as a…



Citation:
Kar Barua, Sudeshna. "Mahabharata". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 November 2017
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=23235, accessed 16 December 2017.]

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