Impact of the Mahabharata, the Great Epic in Assamese Literature

1Dr. Pronita Neog

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Abstract:

The Mahabharata, one of the greatest epics of the world, has been exerting its influence on the minds of Indian people through centuries. Composed by Veda Vyasa and inlaid with more than one lakh slokas (verses) the Mahabharata is a matchless and spacious volume of not only India but also of the whole world. History, tales, philosophy, ethics, diplomacy, sociology and so on are there in this great literary work which eventually put itself in the core of everyone’s heart. Like other parts of India, the Mahabharata extends its sway in the state of Assam, its people, society, culture and literature. The Mahabharata comprises all the human attributes - Dharma (virtuousness)-Artha (means)-Kama (desires)-Moksha (salvation) etc. in such a way without which we cannot analyze the Assamese literature in its complete sense.

Keywords:

Mahabharata, epic, culture, Assamese literature, society

Paper Details
Month8
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 8
Pages16100-16110