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Purushartha

A Reflection on the Lives of Characters of the Mahabharata by: Nupur Behl
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Year Of Publication: 2023
Edition: 1st
Pages : xii, 132
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography, Index 
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23

Overview

The book investigates some of the most discoursed conducts centring around the characters in the Mahabharata, concluding that these characters reinstate ‘purusartha’ (four basic aspects of human existence) and its relevance in shaping constructive social–political standards and assuring intellectual, emotional and spiritual evolution for individuals from all walks of life. Through rationalized arguments, the book debunks age-old attitudes/perceptions that have kept these characters from being understood from beyond. This way, the book shifts its focus from studying the epic solely for its sacredness to seeking its relevance in the modern way of life and ways in which it can offer guidance through present-day challenges and struggles.

Contents

Preface v
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. All Beginnings Must Have an End
2. Karna
3. Yudhisthira: The Epitome of Dharma
4. Bhisma: The Great Grandfather of the Kurus
5. Krsna: The God Who Speaks and Acts at the Right Place and Time
6. The Androgynous Powers: Brhannala, Sikhandi, and Sthuna
7. Draupadi
Bibliography
Index

Meet the Author
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Nupur Behl is an educator and writer with over 10 years of experience in education sector. She holds a post- graduate degree in English literature from University of Delhi. With over a decade experience of exploring Hindu philosophy and scriptures, Nupur has published several articles and read papers at national seminars. Nupur’s special interests comprise the Mahabharata, Ramcharitmanas, and Bhakti literature across India. Her current project explores Tulsidas’ Ramcharitmanas as a history of common man alongside many other themes.
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