Re-ending the Mahabharata: The Rejection of Dharma in the Sanskrit Epic

Re-ending the Mahabharata: The Rejection of Dharma in the Sanskrit Epic

by Naama Shalom

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438465029
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/02/2018
Series: SUNY series in Hindu Studies Series
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Naama Shalom is Assistant Professor in the Humanities Department at Shalem College, Jerusalem.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction

1. Rejecting Dharma and Narrative-wholeness: Mahābhārata Explorations of "the right thing to do"

2. Re-ending the Mahābhārata: Significant Absence and Careful Omissions in Sanskrit Adaptations of the Svargārohaṇa

3. Recognition and Suppression of the Svargārohaṇa: The Ambivalent Stance of Sanskrit Theoreticians on the Mahābhārata

4. "The real Mahābhārata" Debate and Scholarly Misrepresentations of the Svargārohaṇa

5. The Inconceivable Denial of Dharma: The Case of the Bhārata-prabandha, a Hitherto Unknown Retelling of the Mahābhārata

Conclusion: Mahābhārata Cycles of Disrupted Sacrifice and Subverted World-order

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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