The themes, characters, and plots of Ramayana and Mahabharata are analyzed in detail. The moral dilemmas presented and their sometimes controversial solutions are explored in the context of 'dharma', or righteousness--the central concept of Hiduism. The course will compare the two epics with each other.

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Fall 2018: 01-LEC S.N. Sridhar Download
Fall 2017: 01-LEC Lakshmi Swaminathan Download

 

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