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Mahabharata

Superheroes in a Karmic Battle

Bibek Debroy

What the nameless soldier tells us about the morality as well as sociology of wars past and present

The Limits of Good Behaviour

There is nothing absolute in the good or the bad prescribed through a template--and that's the ultimate social dharma

The Mahabharata Moment

An epic meditation on being and everythingness

How We Valued Value

Wealth is a neglected domain in our scriptures because they were written by brahmins and that is also why artha is intertwined with dharma

Her Mahabharata

Karthika Nair retells the epic in verse with a feminist and subaltern perspective

The Gita and Being Modern

Why the platitudes of our time are not an alternative to the religious vision of the Bhagavad Gita

The epic riddle of dating Ramayana, Mahabharata

The dating of the Ramayana and Mahabharata is a project that attracts intense debate as passionate pursuers apply new techniques to look for answers

An Epic Obsession

Bibek Debroy has completed a ten-volume translation of the Mahabharata in English. Inside the mind of an economist with a difference whose daytime job nowadays is the restructuring of Indian Railways and duties as a permanent member of the recently formed NITI Aayog

Mahabharata Redux

The Last War is a re-imagining of the great epic set in the Mumbai underworld. In the dead of night, a few hours before he and his brothers go to war against their cousins for control of the city’s largest crime empire, Jeet Kuru starts having doubts. But that old fox Kishenbhai will have none of it. Extracts from a new novel

The Mother of All Epics

As a masterpiece of poetry, it remains unparalleled. As a signifier of a civilisation’s ethical and spiritual heritage, it is unsurpassed. What makes it so unique is that it is ‘alive’ in many senses of the word.

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