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  • ISBN: 9780226340548
  • ISBN10: 0226340546

Rethinking the Mahabharata A Reader's Guide to the Education of the Dharma King

by Alf Hiltebeitel

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/2001
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Acknowledgments Conventions 1. Introduction A. Empire and Invasion; B. Epics and Ages; C. Gleaners and Huns 2. The Author in the Works A. Epic Fictions; B. Author as Enigma; C. Tracking Vyasa 3. Conventions of the Naimisa Forest A. Narrative Conventions and Symposia; B. The Mahabharata's First Two Beginnings; C. Reconsidering Bhrguization; D. Further Sattras at Naimisa Forest 4. Moving along with the Naimiseya Rsis A. The Vratyas: Vedic Precedent and Epic Usages; B. Moving Sessions along the Sarasvati; C. Setting the Universe in Motion; D. The MahabharataSymposium; E. What Fits 5. Don't Be Cruel A. The Passing of the "Older Order"; B. Vidura's Birth and the Limits of Impalement; C. Talking with Animals; D. Noncruelty and Noneviolence; E. Tempered Cruelties 6. Listening toNalaand Damayanti A. Characters in Search of Each Otehr; B. Nala's Possession; C. Further Prismatics 7. Draupadi's Question A. Hair Pulling; B. Disrobing Draupadi, Redressing the Text; C. The Question within the Episode; D. Before and After the Question 8. Vyasa and Suka: An Allegory of Writing A. Author and Sons; B. Coming Here, Going There; C. Wonders upon Wonders; D. The Other Side of the Mountain Abbreviations Bibliography Index
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