Yuganta: The End of an Epoch [Irawati Karve] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In Yuganta: The End Of An Epoch, the author has. IRAWATI KARVE’S ‘YUGANTA’. J. DUNHAM. What was expected, once the results of the immense task of critically editing the. Mahabharata* began to appear. 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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The author grapples with the complexity of Krishna the man and Krishna the Godhead. Even Krishna, reciter of the Bhagavadgita and god incarnate, was a Machiavellian schemer, aiding his friends, the Pandavas, with shrewd counsel, though sometimes of dubious morality.

,arve, we cannot say that Bhishma committed all this cruelty deliberately.

Stumbled across your page while searching on “karve yuganta”. This was her eldest son, the heir to the throne. Magnanimous when she allowed Madri to use the mantra she had got from Durvasa.

Jai has mentioned that any mention of beef in India ,typically leads to RSS sharpening its tridents. She wrote Karve received a master’s degree in sociology from Mumbai University in and a doctorate in anthropology from a university in Berlin, Germany in I should have heeded that advice.

But the destiny bom with Bhishma once again cast him back into fetters. Vana — or Aranyaparva. Thanks iraaati telling us about the problem. It becomes a record of complex humanity and a mirror to all the faces which we ourselves wear.

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I do not know if you have read Mrityunjaya, and if you haven’t, pick it up. Dhritarashtra agreed to give them a half share of the kingdom, the distant town of Indraprastha with the land around it, while he kept Hastinapura, the hereditary capital, for himself and his sons.

As your elder I order you to stay. This tragedy is what Irawati Karve has found and now shows us in this volume. Lists with This Book. These events must have taken at least three years.

About the Author The author of this book, Irawati Karve, was also a well-known anthropologist and educationist from India. In this lower hut there had been servants to wait on them. At the very beginning of his life Bhishma had sacrificed whatever was for himself.

Yuganta: The End of an Epoch

However, most of it is speculative fiction, and though I would have been curious to know more about her, this was somehow my least favorite chapter in the book She also makes a wonderful commentary about the social structure prevalent at the time – the class system and struggles, the societal norms with respect to peers and families, and the cultural habits.

Irawati Karve mette a confronto anche le varie edizioni del Mahabharata evidenziando le incongruenze e le parti che sono state aggiunte successivamente sicuramente per mano dei brahmini per aggiungere insegnamenti. Though the Sanskrit drama does not kn ow tragedy, the epic Mahabharata does the most genuine and kwrve tragedy. There’s much more to say about Yuganta but I’m pressed for time now going out of town for a few days and will save it for another post.

Because of this he wanted to appoint a man to get a son for him on Kunti. The essay on Draupadi has to be my favorite of all because of Karve’s obvious reverence for the character. To my understanding this book is a critical analysis of the characters of the great Indian epic, ‘Mahabharata’ the true events of which were said to have taken place yugabta BC.

Yeah, I’ve heard it both ways too.

Gandhari’s last dialogue with Dhritarashtra and her untying iradati of the blindfold over her eyes. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. After three sons were born to Kunti, the younger queen Madri begged Pandu to get a magic formula for her from Kunti as she did not want the stigma of barrenness.

Kunti lived on at the Hastinapura court, jrawati her five sons, together with the sons of Gandhari, were brought up under the tutelage of Bhishma.

If they had run away, Duryodhana could have got them yugnta. Being such a massive and intricate story, in the first couple of readings one fails to observe what happens off the main screen. This woman, seeing his wild appearance, turned white with fear and later gave birth to an albino child.

Try as he did, he never did attain what he was looking for. He is supposed to have told his stories to his disciples. For the critical edition all the extant manuscripts were collected and compared. Kunti comes out as a hard and unjust woman on this occasion.

It seems much more like the Krishna-Arjuna relationship to me. It was a good read. She talks of herself as going from one deep pool into another. Like the other essays, it’s thought-provoking and packs a lot of information, intelligence, and analysis into a very few words.

Paperbackpages. If something happens to you what will become of the kingdom? A year later the second son Bhima was bom of the wind god. There is a flow of logic that the author adheres to, and the conviction that the epic is based on real events is thus infectious. About the Composer of the work The Mahabharata is supposed to have been composed by the sage Vyasa, who played a part in the events and who was an eye-witness of many of them.

Apr 09, Karandeep rated it it was amazing. We can calculate his age in the following way: I loved the humanization of the characters and the attempt to trace the beginning of the deification of so many of the personas in the epic, especially the part that focuses on Krishna from the epic and Krishna the God – who seems to be a later avatar.

My only knowledge of Mahabharata was from the television soap that aired in Doordarshan decades ago and then the only attraction was the phantasmagorical scenes of weapons being suspended in mid-air emanating bright rays, of demons raiding jungles, of the macho Bhima and his mighty blows.