Moral Dilemmas in the Mahabharata


Edited by: Bimal Krishna Matilal
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, New Delhi
(Pp 157, ISBN 978 81 2080 603 0, Rs 295)

The book Moral Dilemmas in the Mahabharata deals with the happenings in the epic of Mahabharat from a different angle. The philosophical reasoning in the book finds out the way to absorb the epic of Mahabharata in present time. The book casts light over the morality in a critical analysis what Mahabharata puts before an individual.

The book analyses with dilemmas of the characters in Mahabharata and up to what extent it has been resolved in the epic. Dealing with the questions what create dilemmas, the book discusses the meaning of purusarthas, the institution of marriage and the family, the concept of action of Gita and the special predicaments faced by Draupadi, Arjuna and others.
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