Exploring Agency in the Mahabharata

The Mahabharata, one of the major epics of India, is a sourcebook complete by itself as well as an open text constantly under construction. This volume looks at transactions between its modern discourses and ancient vocabulary.

Exploring Agency in the Mahabharata

The Mahabharata, one of the major epics of India, is a sourcebook complete by itself as well as an open text constantly under construction. This volume looks at transactions between its modern discourses and ancient vocabulary. Located amid conversations between these two conceptual worlds, the volume grapples with the epic’s problematisation of dharma or righteousness, and consequently, of the ideal person and the good life through a cluster of issues surrounding the concept of agency and action. Drawing on several interdisciplinary approaches, the essays reflect on a range of issues in the Mahabharata, including those of duty, motivation, freedom, selfhood, choice, autonomy, and justice, both in the context of philosophical debates and their ethical and political ramifications for contemporary times. This book will be of interest to scholars and researchers engaged with philosophy, literature, religion, history, politics, culture, gender, South Asian studies, and Indology. It will also appeal to the general reader interested in South Asian epics and the Mahabharata.

In Dialogue with the Mah bh rata

'In Search of Genuine Agency: A Review of Action, Freedom and Karma in the
Mahābhārata. In Exploring Agency in the Mahābhārata: Ethical and Political
Dimensions of Dharma, edited by Sibesh Chandra Bhattacharya, Vrinda Dalmiya
, and ...

In Dialogue with the Mah  bh  rata

The Mahābhārata has been explored extensively as a work of mythology, epic poetry, and religious literature, but the text’s philosophical dimensions have largely been under-appreciated by Western scholars. This book explores the philosophical implications of the Mahābhārata by paying attention to the centrality of dialogue, both as the text’s prevailing literary expression and its organising structure. Focusing on five sets of dialogues about controversial moral problems in the central story, this book shows that philosophical deliberation is an integral part of the narrative. Black argues that by paying attention to how characters make arguments and how dialogues unfold, we can better appreciate the Mahābhārata’s philosophical significance and its potential contribution to debates in comparative philosophy today. This is a fresh perspective on the Mahābhārata that will be of great interest to any scholar working in religious studies, Indian/South Asian religions, comparative philosophy, and world literature.

Freud s Mahabharata

2017. “Karmayoga and the Vexed Moral Agent.” Unpublished. Due out in
Exploring Agency in the Mahābhārata: Ethical, Political and Dharmic. Sibesh
Chandra Bhattacharya, Vrinda Dalmiya, and Gangeya Mukherji, eds. London:
Routledge.

Freud s Mahabharata

Though Freud never overtly refers to the Mahthe companion volume to Freud's India, Alf Hiltebeitel offers what he calls a "pointillist introduction" to a new theory about the Mah

Keywords for India

Recent publications include Three Essays on the Mahābhārata (2016) and the
text of the graphic novel Vyasa: The ... Essays of Tagore: History, Politics, Society
(2018) and the co-edited volume Exploring Agency in the Mahabharata (2018).

Keywords for India

What terms are currently up for debate in Indian society? How have their meanings changed over time? This book highlights key words for modern India in everyday usage as well as in scholarly contexts. Encompassing over 250 key words across a wide range of topics, including aesthetics and ceremony, gender, technology and economics, past memories and future imaginaries, these entries introduce some of the basic concepts that inform the 'cultural unconscious' of the Indian subcontinent in order to translate them into critical tools for literary, political, cultural and cognitive studies. Inspired by Raymond Williams' pioneering exploration of English culture and society through the study of keywords, Keywords for India brings together more than 200 leading sub-continental scholars to form a polyphonic collective. Their sustained engagement with an incredibly diverse set of words enables a fearless interrogation of the panoply, the multitude, the shape-shifter that is 'India'. Through its close investigation and unpacking of words, this book investigates the various intellectual possibilities on offer within the Indian subcontinent at the beginning of a fraught new millennium desperately in need of fresh vocabularies. In this sense, Keywords for India presents the world with many emancipatory memes from India.

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Dharma

... require women, and the Mahabharata's women are great, spirited, and
fantastic.1 We will thus be exploring the topic of ... Although I take a different route
through this material in focusing on the women's agency with regard to dharma, it
is ...

Dharma

Between 300 BCE and 200 CE, concepts and practices of dharma attained literary prominence throughout India. Both Buddhist and Brahmanical authors sought to clarify and classify their central concerns, and dharma proved a means of thinking through and articulating those concerns. Alf Hiltebeitel shows the different ways in which dharma was interpreted during that formative period: from the grand cosmic chronometries of kalpas and yugas to narratives about divine plans, gendered nuances of genealogical time, royal biography (even autobiography, in the case of the emperor Asoka), and guidelines for daily life, including meditation. He reveals the vital role dharma has played across political, religious, legal, literary, ethical, and philosophical domains and discourses about what holds life together. Through dharma, these traditions have articulated their distinct visions of the good and well-rewarded life. This insightful study explores the diverse and changing significance of dharma in classical India in nine major dharma texts, as well some shorter ones. Dharma proves to be a term by which to make a fresh cut through these texts, and to reconsider their own chronology, their import, and their relation to each other.

Exploring World Art

Scriptural Seraps : Mimicry , Mockery , or an Indication of Agency ? The patta
chitra painter Prafulla Mahapatra ... The book also contains detailed notes on
Mahabharata , which are not accompanied by sketches . The book is used as an
aide ...

Exploring World Art

Collection of articles by various authors, including the editors.

Zeitschrift f r Religionswissenschaft

past of saunaka ( who calls for , and emphasises , the agency of his own line in
the great Bhārata ) and Janamejaya ( the ... opened to potentially endless
exploration.34 Texts of this kind , and they are exceedingly common in the
Mahābhārata ...

Zeitschrift f  r Religionswissenschaft


The journal of Asian studies

... the extent to which the Western discourse is constructed around a search for "
origins , ” " agency , ” and “ difference . ... of the Mahābhārata by exploring
classical epic stories about this hero and by reconstructing the folk - ritual world
of the ...

The journal of Asian studies


Audiovisual Materials

Land hoi—exploring the globe with Magellan. [Filmstrip] / Hal and ...
Mahabharata. Bhagavadgita A Spark of life. [Motion picture] / ISKCON Cinema.
— Los Angeles : Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 1977. ... [Motion picture] /
Metropolitan Cooperative Educational Service Agency ; made by Georgia
Educational Television Network.

Audiovisual Materials


Tamil Studies

Vaisvanara ( Central ) s 15 Mahabharata , Vanaparva , Ch , 96 16 According to
Hindu belief put is a particular divison of hell to which childless persons and their
... His son , John , exploring the southern sky formed more beautiful dark clouds .

Tamil Studies


Journal of Marine Archaeology

Marine Archaeological Exploration of Dwarka , Bet The State - of - the - art
Dwarka and Somnath on Introduction Gujarat Coast ( Phase II ) ... Among some
significant Mahabharata ) , the important relics of which wrecks discovered
mention may be made were discovered by the ... The Remote Sensing Agency
and Geological Underwater Cultural Heritage to draft a “ Convention on the
Protection of the ...

Journal of Marine Archaeology


The Christian Union

... is represented by the presbyteries yet to be MISSIONARY NOTES . exploring
work to Christian missions , one of the April heard from . ... the meeting and
Mackay and Ashe may point to these with a right- for twenty epic poems like the
Mahabharata , nor ex ; not give one ... Lewis will be installed as pastor of the
church at There were no churches , no hospitals , no students , no agencies
already at work.

The Christian Union


New Outlook

... represented by the presbyteries yet to be MISSIONARY NOTES . exploring
work to Christian missions , one of the April heard from . ... At Omaha , Neb . , the
meeting and Mackay and Ashe may point to these with a right- for twenty epic
poems like the Mahabharata , por ex ; not ... will be installed as pastor of the
church at There were no churches , no hospitals , no students , no agencies
already at work .

New Outlook


The Independent

As, however, he has found but little at Konyunjik, he has lately been exploring
Kalat Sherghat, the site of Assur, the primeval ... The Chinas of the Indian books (
the Laws of Mann and the Mahabharata) are associated with the Darada of
Dardistan and ... Bret Harte is understood to be the President's choice for the
consulate or commercial agency at Crefeldt, Germany, which pays about $3,000
a year.

The Independent


The Book Review

Mukherjee restores the allusion to the Mahabharata and the Narayani troops (
omitted in the earlier translation ) but the ... A Period Piece in Search of 1
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The Book Review


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India a Reference Annual

Its themes are culled from the epics the Ramayana and the Mahabharata . The
folk and tribal dances ... The Akademi is exploring new avenues of research in
music , including acoustics . Researches in the physical acoustics and
psychological responses have been carried out both in the Akademi and by
outside agencies .

India  a Reference Annual