Week 1: Orientation

Orientation Activities - Instructor: laura-gibbs@ou.edu

Mahabharata Resources

The best place to begin looking for Mahabharata Resources online is at the collection of links maintained by A. Harindranath: http://www.geocities.com/harindranath_a/maha/maha.html

Texts and Paraphrases of the Mahabharata

Mahabharata translated into English (Roy/Ganguli translation at Sacred Texts)
Mahahbarata (abridged). Version by Romesh Dutt, first published in 1899
Indian Idylls: Mahabharata Scenes. (English verse by Edwin Arnold at Sacred Texts)
Synopsis of Mahabharata Indian Television Series
Mahabharata Sanskrit Text (Devanagari) (Maharishi University)
Mahabharata Sanskrit Text (Devanagari or Roman) (Dvaita.org)

Overviews and Other Resources

Mahabharata (Wikipedia)
Overview of the Mahabharata (by James Fitzgerald)
Kathakali: Theater in Kerala (article about Kathakali)
Peter Brook's Mahabharata (theater/film production)
Enigmas in the Mahabharata (essay on difficult dilemmas in the story, by Pradip Bhattacharya)
Panchkanya: Women of Substance (essay on women in the epics, by Pradip Bhattacharya)
The Brides of the Bharatas (essay on women in the Mahabharata, by Satya Chaitanya)
Draupadi: The Last Wager (essay on Draupadi, by Satya Chaitanya)
Mahabharata – Odes to Red Blood and Savage Death (essay on warriors, by Satya Chaitanya)
Mahabharata – As the Curtain of Death Falls (essay on death, by Satya Chaitanya)
Kamat's Potpourri (images)

Bhagavad-Gita Texts

See links in the article on Bhagavad-Gita in the Encyclopedia.


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