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"The Mausalaparvan: Between Story and Theology"


Granoff, P (2008). "The Mausalaparvan: Between Story and Theology". Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques, 62(2):545-562.

Abstract

This paper explores the accounts of the destruction of the Yadava clan in the Sanskrit Mahabharata and subsequent retellings in the Bhagavata Purana and in the vernacular Mahabharatas of the Northeast, Orissa and Assam. It argues that the questions posed in the Sanskrit Mahabharata about whether Krsna knew about the impending destruction of his clan and whether he might have stopped it continue to be asked in the retellings, as the episode provided a testing ground for understandings of the powers of God and the role of a Supreme Deity in human affairs.

Abstract

This paper explores the accounts of the destruction of the Yadava clan in the Sanskrit Mahabharata and subsequent retellings in the Bhagavata Purana and in the vernacular Mahabharatas of the Northeast, Orissa and Assam. It argues that the questions posed in the Sanskrit Mahabharata about whether Krsna knew about the impending destruction of his clan and whether he might have stopped it continue to be asked in the retellings, as the episode provided a testing ground for understandings of the powers of God and the role of a Supreme Deity in human affairs.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:Journals > Asiatische Studien / Études Asiatiques > Archive > 62 (2008) > 2
Dewey Decimal Classification:950 History of Asia
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:15 Sep 2009 12:21
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 13:20
Publisher:Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft / Verlag Peter Lang
ISSN:0004-4717
Related URLs:http://www.sagw.ch/de/asiengesellschaft/publikationen/Asiatische-Studien.html (Publisher)
http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?vID=86850&vLang=D&vHR=1&vUR=4&vUUR=11 (Publisher)

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