6 comments for “Mahabharata Question

  1. July 27, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    the second point should be:
    an unworthy prince is King-in-waiting,

  2. July 27, 2008 at 11:12 AM

    let me venture a guess:

    A blind powerless king,
    an worthy prince-in-waiting,
    a foreigner (shakuni) controlling the strings of the kingdom,
    a rightful king kept out of power through machinations.

  3. Sandeep
    July 26, 2008 at 11:40 AM

    Kishkindhaa,

    That’s one way of looking at it but not quite what I have in mind.

  4. Kishkindhaa
    July 26, 2008 at 10:41 AM

    OK. Let me try. Mahabharat period concerned a civil war/intra-Indian degeneration. There were no foreign controllers. In contrast, our current state is due to 800 years of an imposed foreign colonialism by much lesser “civilizations”. It is much harder to recover from rot from within than to throw off a foreign yoke.

  5. Sandeep
    July 25, 2008 at 9:17 PM

    Niketan,

    I’m ok but am currently not in Bangalore. Checked with my folks, they are all doing fine. Thanks for the concern! :-)

  6. Niketan
    July 25, 2008 at 4:06 PM

    Just heard about the bomb blasts in Bangalore. Hope you are ok as well as others

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