About the Course
The course acquaints us with textual reality. It unfolds the significant episodes of the Mahabharata through the exposition of the 18 parvans of the epic.
The course is suitable for any participant with a preliminary knowledge of the Mahabharata. After the course, one will be acquainted with the textual reality of the epic, the basics of its philosophy, the characters' psychology, and the prevalent social paradigms.
Conceptualized and coordinated by Dr. Gauri Moghe, the course's faculty members include (In order of lectures): Dr. Saroj Deshpande, Dr. Gauri Moghe, Dr. Sucheta Paranjpe, Dr. Prasad Bhide, Dr. Amruta Natu, Dr. Shreenand Bapat, Dr. Maithili Joshi, Mr. Manish Walvekar, Dr. Madhavi Kolhatkar, Dr. Pradeep Apte, Dr. Mugdha Gadgil, and Dr. Manjusha Gokhale.
In this short video, Dr. Gauri Moghe, the Executive Editor of the Cultural Index of Mahabharata, explains the course's approach and scope.
- Introduction to the Epic of Mahabharata (55:06)
- Adi Parvan (67:50)
- Sabha Parvan (53:54)
- Aranyaka Parvan (62:28)
- Virata Parvan (61:23)
- Udyoga Parvan (54:58)
- Bhishma Parvan (76:31)
- Drona Parvan (66:28)
- Karna Parvan (62:47)
- Shalya Parvan (71:51)
- Sauptika and Stree Parvans (59:33)
- Shanti Parvan (75:59)
- Anushasana Parvan (68:40)
- Ashwamedhika and Ashramavasina Parvans (57:25)
- Mausala, Mahaprasthanika and Swargarohana Parvans (53:38)
Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, recognized and appreciated the impact of the course in his "Man ki Baat" address in December 2021.
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