Mahaprasthanam Analysis

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CHAPTER 1 All the fables lying Buried under dark Labyrinth of history are required now Sri Sri No other country in the world has such an enormous epic literature like India. In this country’s literature and cultural discourses these epic images and metaphors have become a part. “But now these dark corners /grey areas of history are needed” said Sri Sri a noted literary figure and famous poet in Telugu in his poem Mahaprasthanam. Not only that but he also said history is not simply why a war is fought, how many years did a kingdom survive? Dates and records are not what history means. In man’s everyday life there is rarely any discussion that would not referred to these epics. How did such epics orally transfer from one generation to other since hundreds and thousands of years? How did these epics form different images through the ages? What is the objective /purpose behind writing these epics, and how are they manipulated/exploited by different institutions. In a discourse about Oral and Written Kalyan Rao says “weaving has become…show more content…
Kosambi opines that Chandra Gupta Maurya was the first one to establish an empire. (Kosambi 1975). The first independent royal lineage to bring whole India under control was Maurya dynasty. It is said that, in those days Buddism, Jainism, Lokayatha and Charvaka such a different philosophical ideologies were there. there is no evidence that says all the Puranas have been written at one time. Along with Jataka tales, Puranas and palm leaf texts it has been like a memory which has been orally said since hundreds of years. People like Venkata Ramanayya and Tirumala Ramachandra have translated Bhuddism’s Pali language and Magadha’s capital Pataliputra’s colloquial language, some of the inscriptions in Sanskrit, Bhudha’s Jataka tales, along with that a Mahapurana called ‘Mahalalitha Vistharana’, also ancient Mahayana Bhudha standard were translated. (Tirumala
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