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RLG205 - Lecture 5

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Department
Religion
Course
RLG205H5
Professor
Ajay Rao
Semester
Winter

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February 6 2008RLG205Renunciation ContinuedThe GitaGita embedded into text MahabhartaMahabharta 75 000 verses the longest poem in the worldDifferent tradition opposite than the Rg VedaoNo longer the same degree of rigidity and constraints to the textInterpolation cretionThe text continues to grow oIn contrast to Veda which is strictMain body composed circa 200 BCThe Raymynas probably created much laterThe Mahabharta considered to be a text of ithihasa this is how it happened a legendary account like history not historyoNarration of events ithihasaComposition of the text itself northwestern India versus the Raymana which is northeasternThe Mahabharta talks about jaya the first version 7000 verses means victoryWaves of compositionBasic StoryA dynastic struggles of warbetween Pandanas Semidivine and Dhrasthra REMEMBER NAMES FOR TEXTLate Vedic world still s
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