YUGANTA. THE END OF AN EPOCH. IRAVATI KARVE. Preface. The idea of writing my Mahabharata studies in English occurred to me first when friends and . YUGANTA THE END OF AN EPOCH IRAVATI KARVE Preface The idea of writing my Mahabharata studies in English occurred to me first when friends and. About the Author. The author of this book, Irawati Karve, was also a well-known anthropologist and educationist from India. Apart from this book, Karve has.

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Wish I had at least a quarter of her analytical power. Since we came here, the mountain breeze, the thick carpet of needles underfoot, the light smell of the pines, the sighing of the forest in the breeze, and the constant murmuring of the river all have reminded me of Gandhara; and without realizing it, I sighed.

Yuganta: The End of an Epoch

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In this parva is described the destruction of the clan of Krishna, the Yadava clanin a drunken quarrel and the rescuing of the survivors by Arjuna. By this what I mean is that it is only rarely that we look at or ponder over what was the effect of this game of thrones on the lives of others who lived at this time. So Parashurama as a hero belongs to an epoch long past. In Shalya-parva the chief rival, yb eldest of the cousins, King Duryodhana was killed.

They also are not yugants of the close connection of this story with the life of many an Indian.

He byy become completely ruthless in carrying out his objectives. Kunti returned to Hastinapura, along with the five infants, the half-charred bodies of Pandu and Madri, and many Brahmins. But it was never so.

Some interesting thoughts were presented which elevated my interest to explore more. Manasi Vaidya via group read suggestion. Duryodhana, the arch villain of the work, had been humiliated by the Pandava heroes and had cause for resentment. Both fulfilled their appointed tasks. This book offers a critical analysis of characters with certain logical explanations of the chain of events.


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Yuganta: The End of an Epoch by Irawati Karve

iarve This woman was Ganga. For the blind Dhritarashtra Bhishma brought a princess from a far-away land. Kunti got Bhima to kill the demon Baka and it was she who determined that Draupadi was to be the wife of all her five sons. This strengthens the yyganta that the wealth, the kundalas and the armour, all convinced the finder that the child was well-bom.

A few slacks and a couple of contradictions death of Irawsti. Tells about the going into heaven of the warriors. I think the future of India lies in the hands of this generation. I cannot expect the more forward looking and I outward looking new generation to have that attitude.

A must read if you want to understand the pivotal characters of the Mahabharata. There’s also a nice discussion of sutas in this essay. Ashvatthama was pursued and disgraced and cursed. Irawayi that came a romanticized style of literature which doesn’t stay true to reality but rather focuses on escapism and idealism.

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As in, by the way, Vidura was a future reincarnation of Yudhisthira even though he was born before Yudhisthira; yugajta then he merges with Yudhisthira at tne end. Still, she kn ew of many cases where a man whose elder brother was on the throne had gone to another kingdom to obtain wealth and fortune.

Novels set in India Works based on literary characters Works based on the Mahabharata. I will ask him tuganta marry you. The difference being that the versions are third party narrations of the Mahabharata which have been edited over the years while interpretations are from one of the protagonist’s point-of-view. Look, there is a forest fire somewhere. For when she talks, she may recite long passages of the Mahabharata, launch upon analysis and discussion of personalities and deeds described in it, while her mind, which is constantly bursting with original and interesting ideas, often finds the stimulus for them in that gigantic work.


So that, we have the first narrator Ugrashrava who tells the story upto a point, and then tells it as told by the second narrator Vaishampayana who in his turn is the chief narrator upto a point and then tells it as told by the third narrator Sanjaya and after the battle portion resumes it. I wonder if we will ever see such writing again. Plus, however useless it was in such a patriarchal time, I am a person of my time and as such, I think Kafve was awesome and had ten times the guts and integrity of anyone else there at the time.

Duryodhana is knocked unconsious by Bhima and is taken away from the battlefield by his charioteer. Gandhari’s last dialogue with Dhritarashtra and her untying finally of the blindfold over her iraeati. Would Vidura have ruled Hastinapur if Pandu and Dhritarashtra had both died without producing heirs? This layer has the greatest literary value and in this, Krishna does not acknowledge his divine power. When he left Hastinapura after the negotiations had fallen through, she sent a message with him for her sons.

One can hardly say he was a great warrior.

As a Kshatriya woman that was enough for her. I came across an article written by someone Against the unrelenting blow of the wind called time, the sands scatter and all that were etched in it are wiped out. The original book is written in Marathi, of which I read a translated and revised English ve This is definitely one of the best analysis of the Mahabharata or rather of the major characters from the Mahabharata that I have read.

He acquired the name and fame by the iron like vow of kavre he undertook and then on his only aim in life was the sustainment of his clan at the top of the Kshatriya pecking order. He had sacrificed himself completely.