Posts tagged mahabharata

Migrating the Mahabharata Posts

In 2016, I spent a month in Hampi to read Bibek Debroy’s 10-volume translation of the Mahabharata. It was a life-changing experience, and I formed a bond with the author through correspondence ever since. I’d posted about my experience on Instagram, but I’d like to move all the posts here, for easy retrieval.

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Dear Mr. Debroy

The following is the content of handwritten letter I sent to Mr. Debroy dated Feb 12th, 2017. I’ve reproduced it in its entirety here.

Debroy letter

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Reading the Mahabharata by the Tungabhadra - Day 3

This land belongs to the monkeys. It is theirs to frolic in, it is theirs to own. We have somehow faltered here, and they know it far better than we.

Mahabharata Day 3

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Reading the Mahabharata by the Tungabhadra - Day 1

Hampi. As a kid, I didn’t like going to Hampi. I had nothing to see there, it was full of tanks and wells. I didn’t care much for the heat either.

Mahabharata Day 1

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