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The Concept of 'Daiva' in the Mahabharata

 
Saroj Bharadwaj (Author)
Synopsis

The present work describes in seven chapters the full fledged view of the concept of Daiva in the Mahabharata. The derivations for the synonyms of Daiva are explained for the clear grasp of the significance of the word. The references regarding the concept of Daiva and its glorification throughout the epic have been classified under two main heads Daiva as destiny and action fructified and Daiva as the driving force. Daiva, Prusakara and the concept of free will the grace of God and ultimately the philosophy of the concept of Daiva have been critically commented in this maiden attempt.

The Mahabharata has stirred the Indian imagination for centuries for its deeply deterministic undertones. Providence haunts the protagonists pathway of life as it did in Homer's Iliad of Greek classical antiquity.

The heavily text oriented texture of the book would be of immense to the serious student of the great Indian epic.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Concept of 'Daiva' in the Mahabharata
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.1992
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Nag Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8170812399
length 162p., 8.8" X 5.7"