Lessons from Mahabharata

Lessons from Mahabharata

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Author: G N Das
Publisher: Abhinav Publications
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 151
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170173676

Description

The story of the Mahabharata is not only of the Great War between the Kouravas and Pandavas for a period of eighteen days in the battlefield of Kurukshetra near Delhi. As a matter of fact the supreme lesson held out by the great Epic is the one with which Vyasa Deva, the author, starts-viz. When men live together as one family they not only thrive, but they exist as a great community or race.

As long as the Pandavas and Kauravas lived together they not only thrived as two great wings of a race but as one and the same race of the Kurus. As we proceed with the story of the Mahabharata we notice how this was stabilised as long as they lived together with each other. And we have noticed how the Great War reduced the powerful Kurus and decimated them to a struggling few to call themselves as remnants of the great Kuru race.

This holds good not only in the case of few families living together in small units but number of races living in the world culminating in the truth noticed in the maxim One World One Family.

Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgements

Prologue

Devavrata (Bhisma)
Karna
Dice game and exile of the pandavas
Indraprastha and Hastinapura
Second dice game and exile of the pandavas
Forest life of the pandavas
The Pandavas in exile
The Pandavas and kouravas face each other in battle
At doorstep of mahabharata war
Efforts for peace
Shrikrishna’s efforts for peace
Karna and kunti devi
Selection of generalissimos
Kurukshetra war preparations
Second day’s war
Fall of Bhisma
Under drona’s Leadership
Kouravas effort to capture yudhisthira- fall of abhimanyu
Fall of Drona
Karna as generalissimos
Fall of Duryodhana (PART I)
Fall of Duryodhana (PART II)
Cessation of Hostilities
Departure of Shri Krishna
The Weasel’s Story
The Reign of Yudhisthira
Dhritarastra’s Vanaprasthya
The Days ahead-passing of Balarama and Krishna
The Last Days

Conclusion (i)

Conclusion (ii)

Glossary