Mahabharata Analysis

1100 Words 5 Pages
1. Introduction
At 1.8 million words, the Mahabharatha is one of the largest epics – roughly 10 times the size of the Iliad and Odyssey combined. At some level, this represents “big data”. Text is generally considered “unstructured” and therefore tough to analyze. But the growing field of text analytics and text visualisation tell us that there’s a lot more structure to plain text than one might think. Mahabharata is the longest epic in the world written around 300 BC, it was narrated by Rishi Vyasa and written by the Hindu God Ganesh and many other authors over centuries. It contains accounts of Bhagavada Gita, the story of Damyanti, some part of Ramayana and the Rishyasaringa. It is also referred to as the longest poem ever written.
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“narayanam namaskrtya narain caiva narottamam devim sarasvatim caiva tato jayam udiryer” states that Narayana and Nara i.e the devine and the human and their personam encounters and discussions of Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha are found here. It is an actual encyclopedia and the first verse talks about its own scope. It is said that what is found here may be found elsewhere but what is not found here cannot be found elsewhere. The poetic, imaginative and questing spirit, the deeper thoughts and emotions, not easy sentiments, find expression in this great epic. Rishi Vyasa concludes “Dharma is eternal; Life, its joys and sorrow are not. Do not give away the eternal for the temporal values of life.” The Mahabharata covers a lot a teachings, values which are disappearing from the society, it talks about good over evil, spiritualism and great sacrifice. The Mahabharata is the source of inspiration for people across the globe due to its vast variety of factors. The strong characters in the epic display heroic skills and very strong ethical values. Also the Mahabharata talks about the Indian culture in detail, a lot of cultural differences can be resolved if we analyze and follow the Mahabharata carefully, we would able to understand our Indian culture …show more content…
Current Approaches / Review of Literature and road map for problem formulation
Not much research is in place regarding text mining of either Mahabharata or any other holy book. Only two instances as per my extensive search using google has come up, one being from Gramener and the other by a writer
2.1 Review of Analytical Tools used to analyse such data/ problem
Analytical tool that will be used to carry out this research is R Statistical tool with its graphic user interface R studio. Several library packages for R like tm, wordcloud, colorbrewer, SnowballC, ggplot2, dplyr, stringr along with their dependencies will be used for doing the text mining and plotting several immersive plots from which concrete inferences can be drawn.

2.2 Inference, Research Gap &

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