The development of the story of Tuladhara in the Mahabharata with reference to the ideal of non-violence
The history of a conception like ahimsa presents problems of interpretation which can best be overcome by analysing a self-consciously developed tradition which embodies changing or differing views. The Mahabharata comprises such material, but it cannot be validly employed unless segmented on grounds extrinsic to the issue under examination. Taking the story of Tuladhara (Hbh.xii.252-257) as a paradigm, a segmentation of the material on internal formal evidence proves feasible, from the...[Show more]
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