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The Mahābhārata and the Yugas: India's Great Epic Poem and the Hindu System of World Ages (Asian Thought and Culture #51) (Paperback)

The Mahābhārata and the Yugas: India's Great Epic Poem and the Hindu System of World Ages (Asian Thought and Culture #51) By Sandra a. Wawrytko (Editor), Luis A. González-Reimann Cover Image
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This is book number 51 in the Asian Thought and Culture series.

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This book questions the conventional wisdom that a fully matured theory of the yugas - Hinduism's ages of the world - is integral to the Mahābhārata, and it illustrates how traditional commentators and modern scholars have read the later Purāṇic yuga theory into the Mahābhārata, in particular when it comes to placing the action at the beginning of the current terrible Kali Yuga. Luis Gonz lez-Reiman discusses the meaning of key terms in the epic by examining the text and early Buddhist sources. This book also traces the sectarian appropriation of the yuga system in later literature and documents how modern religious movements have used the system to proclaim the arrival of a new, prosperous Kṛta Yuga, a phenomenon that coincides with New Age expectations.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780820455303
ISBN-10: 082045530X
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: October 7th, 2002
Pages: 298
Language: English
Series: Asian Thought and Culture
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