Raja Yudhisthira

Raja Yudhisthira

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In Raja Yudhisthira, Kevin McGrath brings his comprehensive literary, ethnographic, and analytical knowledge of the epic Mahabharata to bear on the representation of kingship in the poem. He shows how the preliterate Great Bharata song depicts both archaic and classical models of kingly and premonetary polity and how the king becomes a ruler who is viewed as ritually divine. Based on his precise and empirical close reading of the text, McGrath then addresses the… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Cornell University Press (May 15, 2017)

Collection: Myth and Poetics II

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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