Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Project Idea: Epic Battles

Both the Ramayana and the Mahabharata feature battles on an epic scale; for a class project, you could focus on the battlefield scenes, finding your own way of telling the story of the clash of mighty armies... and not just human armies, but monkeys, bears, rakshasas and the gods themselves taking part.

Research Tip: If you are interested in this topic, focus your attention on the battle scenes in the epic; you will find battle scenes in the reading every week. You can use Wikipedia to learn about kshatriya (warrior) caste, and also to learn about the weapons of the warriors. The article about the history of warfare in India begins with Vedic times, and you will find links there to related articles. You'll also want to learn something about the Bhagavad-Gita as told to Arjuna by Krishna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra.

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