The most important part of drama in Ancient India lies in the classical literature. Through the study of the Mahabharata, Ramayana, and Shakuntala one can begin to understand the importance of dance in theater. I think most important to know is the story of how classical literature evolved, according to Hindu thought.
I think that historically, the Mahabharata tells us about ancient Indian civilization is wonderful. Whether epic actually happened or not, many are now India really believe in the mystical world of god, goddess, and god-like warrior kings. For them to have such faith in the epic tells a lot about their culture, rich in soul and in my imagination. Is it safe to say that some of the cultural make-up on display in the Mahabharata, both male and female roles go to India today? I think so. Certainly India has grown a lot, because it reveals the Mahabharata, but through the life of Dhritarashtra and Pandu families, we can see how historically ancient Indian thought, which may or may not flow into how they think today, but it's an interesting concept to think about. In this article I will discuss the roles of men and women in the ancient royal families and reserve my opinion with the stories of the Mahabharata (Earhart, p. 7).
It is named the national epic of India, and that in the very same sense that the Illiad is the national epic of classical Greece. The Mahabharata is the story of the great war that ended one age and the beginning of another. The story has been transferred to us in the classical canon of Sanskrit verses about 100,000 verses long, it's about 12 times the length of the Western Bible. Best scientific evidence suggests that earlier layers of epic were written between 2500 and 3000 years ago. Text reached largely its present form about 300-400 CE
Mahabharata, also known as the bible of Hinduism. Important from the outset to recognize that the epic and the Bible as a Eurocentric terms. The former implies a kind of single-minded focus on the hero and his deeds that characterizes the history of which we Europeans have learned how epic in our school. And the latter term implies a certain cult status for a book in her company, our Bible is not what we know as much as it is something we swear. None of that is especially true for the Mahabharata, although it is not entirely false either. He simply will not solve the problem.
Epic and the Bible together mean an absolute separation between the sacred and the profane - a pure fable, and other sacred truth - that simply does not exist in the vision of the Hindus. Our minds are Eurocentric, trained in Jahwist tradition of good and evil, true and false, claim to go down in history one slot or the other, and if it is too large, then we cut it to fit. Hindu mind, I think, not the force of ...