Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Project Idea: The Chiranjivi (Immortals)

The Chiranjivi ("Immortals") of India would make a great topic for this class; most of them will be familiar to you from the epics, and, being immortal, some of them appear in both of the epics.

Research Tip: Start with the Wikipedia article about the seven  Chiranjivi, and then articles about the individual characters: Hanuman, Parashurama, Vibhishana, Vyasa, Kripa, Ashwatthama, and Mahabali. Some also consider Jambavan to be one of the immortals.

You might also enjoy the comic book on Reserve in Bizzell about Ashwatthama, which is based on the premise of him living into the distant future: Vengeance of Ashwatthama.

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