Comparing Mahabharata to Mahabharata

Persian and Indonesian Mahabharata Cases – Part 3 Read Part 1  Comparing Mahabharata to Mahabharata Read Part 2 Comparing Mahabharata to Mahabharata Comparing Mahabharata War Parvas and BharataYudhha from Old Javanese Prose It is a poem of 52 cantos. 9 Cantos and 89 chapters were the Udyoga Parva. Remaining 40 odd Cantos are the War. […]

Comparing Mahabharata to Mahabharata

Persian and Indonesian Mahabharata Cases – Part 2 Read Part 1 Comparing Mahabharata to Mahabharata Indonesian Mahabharata Old Javanese Prose Version When the Sanskrit Mahabharata left our shores and migrated to Indonesia in 8th cen AD, it found versions of Mahabharata extant and available for a long time, going back to beginning of trade relationships […]

Comparing Mahabharata to Mahabharata

Persian and Indonesian Mahabharata Cases – Part 1 One of the tasks which the BORI Critical edition achieved was to push the date back on the story of Mahabharata we have now getting rid of many impurities and interpolations on the way. Most Indian manuscripts are from 17th cen AD and 14th cen AD. Many […]

Comments on Critical Edition – Part 2

Read Part 1 :- Comments on Critical Edition How to treat the passages inserted by scribes of the 1159 mansucripts? Rule 1: If the story represented by passage is in several editions then only it is checked for further reliability. Other wise it is dropped. So imagine, you have a story in 100 of the 1159 […]

Dancing the Self – Pandav Leela ~ An Intro

Garwhal Mahabharata and worship of Duryodhana In 1970s, aptly named William Sax got a scholarship to study Pandava legends in the hills and dales of Garhwal. In 1978, he returned with a great book on the Pandava leela (a nine day festival celebrated in Garwhal hills), bitten by the bug, he returned again and again […]