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    Source Analysis: Mughal-Era Painting Works of art from the Mughal period provide a first-hand account of what life was like back then. These masterpieces are important because they come directly from the Mughal time period, providing insight into how painters during the Mughal era thought. These paintings can provide political views, they can enhance our understanding of values and beliefs back then, and they can tell a story. The painting I will be analyzing is Bhima drinking the blood of Dushasana, taken from a page from the “Razm Nama” and painted by Abul Fazl. From a glance, the painting seems to depict a battle scene with two figures who look of nobility in the dead center of the painting which is the most prominent feature of the painting. There are colorful hills with trees sprouting from them surrounding the battle and there is a town in the top right corner of the painting. The piece is dated by Ackland Museum to be painted in the early seventeenth century from 1616-1617. Abul Fazl was Akbar’s most trusted courtier and best friend, so he had a very strong influence in the court of Akbar. However, Akbar died in 1605 so the painting was painted after the end of Akbar’s reign. Fazl was knowingly opposed to the leadership of Akbar’s successor, Jahangir, ergo he did not serve on the court of Jahangir. This painting seems to be a pursuit of Abul Fazl’s following his service to emperor Akbar. The Mahabharata had a very strong influence in the imperial circle of…

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    Submission and Action of Religious Heroines Written expressly to convey the main beliefs and principles of their respective religions, the Mahabharata, the Ramayana, and the Hebrew Bible are composed as epic histories and biographies of mythic figures, whose lives act as fables to teach these principles to the educated, uninitiated believers. In most cases, these fables are told through a heroic male character, blessed by God or a god, who fulfills a destiny defined by his relationship with…

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    Without having anymore materialistic things to wager, Yudhistira beings to wager his four brothers, from youngest to oldest. He loses his brothers forcing him to wager himself. After seeing Yudhistira lose again, Shakuni tells him that he could wager Draupadi, the common wife of the five Pandavas, in order to win himself back. Yudhistira wagers Draupadi, causing a chaos inside the court. Yudhistira once again loses that match, and Duryodhana immediately gives orders for Draupadi to be escorted…

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    activity coalescing with arête (a virtue of character). Aristotle concluded that a good human life must be worked at, and would consist of someone achieving Eudaimonia coupled with the practice of temperance and continence. In the Mahabharata, the eldest brother, Yudhistira, prominently displays all of these characteristics of Aristotle’s defined virtue ethics. Throughout the book, Yudhistira consistently adapted and overall betters himself as an individual. Yudhistira’s growth can be starkly…

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    The Bhagavad Gita

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    to be the eight incarnations of god Vishnu in human form.) In the book, Krishna is talking to Arjuna, who was an archer and 3rd of the pandava brothers, before the kurukshetra war begins about Dharma (Duty). Arjuna was Kshatriya (Warriors) classes and he had Dharma (Duty) as a warrior demand that he kill the enemies, even though they were his family. Arjuna must followed his Dharma and believed that Reincarnation, which is the transmigration of souls, between bodies continuously (Samsara). The…

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    When a person faces a difficult decision, one must rely on their worldview to overcome the obstacle. The Bhagavad-Gita is a great example of one’s worldview helps shape a person’s actions, Arjuna who is in between the middle of fighting this epic war finds himself stuck between being the warrior, he has trained all his life for or to care for his family no matter their differences. Arjuna with guidance from Krishna embarks on a journey of self-discovery separating between duty and morality.…

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    Mahabharata Analysis

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    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. Mahabharata contains over one lakh shlokas in Sanskrit and over 2 lakh individual verses. . The main…

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    inevitable Lord Krishna as per the wishes of Arjuna became his charioteer and as requested by Duryodhana He gave His entire army to Duryodhana for the battle at Kurukshetra. It is at the battle field at Kurukshetra the great Divine Song namely Bhagavad Geetha emerged from Him. After spending one hundred and twenty years on earth in human form Lord Krishna felt that it was time for him to leave the earth as his mission for which he took birth in this world in human form that is, to destroy the…

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    The Bhagavad Gita is a Hindu gospel meant for the whole world. It is intended for the generality of mankind. The Gita is about The Pandavas, led by Arjuna and his brothers, who have come to take back the kingdom from Dhritarashtra, who intends to hand it over to his son Duryodhana, even though the crown rightfully belongs to Arjuna's brother Yudhishthira. Right before the war begins, Arjuna feels that a victory or the pleasures to be gained from it are not worth killing his own relatives and…

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    Shri Krishna represents the inner truth of Mahabharat although he is not the hero. His role keep on reminding the humans about their humanness. He was not with the Pandavas or with the Kauravas, but he was with all of them. He participates in the war in a very strange way as he had to look to the universal good and not to the good of a few. He provided Duryodhana with the invincible army and Arjuna with a Charioteer. He sees everyone defeated, humiliated, regretting at one time or the other…

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