We look at the other great epic of India; the Mahabharata. A big, rich and complex work. The Mahabharata covers a range of subjects from politics, war, society, philosophy, justice, the status of women and everything in between. But unlike the Ramayana, where the protagonist is divine, the focus here is on very human characters with all their shortcomings.
Earlier dismissed as pure fantasy, recent excavations seem to indicate the remnants of a culture with connections to textual evidence, but it’s not all done and dusted.
This is the first of a two part episode.