Handling Texts: Historians and the Mahabharata
- Language and content
- Author(s) and dates
- The search for convergence
Write a short essay (about 500 words) on the following:
This is what a famous historian of Indian literature, Maurice Wintemitz, wrote about the Mahabharata: “Just because the Mahabharata represents more of an entire literature…. and contains so many kinds of things….(it) give(s) us an insight into the most profound depths of the soul of the Indian folk.” Discuss.