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How Peter Brook's 'Mahabharata' helped us to shake off colonial ways of looking at epics

July 06, 2022 5:36 am

He freed productions from the constraints of space and time, made room for reflections on gender and ecology

‘Peter Brook tried to destroy, recreate us. I wasn’t willing to be destroyed’

July 28, 2022 2:34 pm

In 2016, I went to Mumbai to see Battlefield, Peter’s new production on Mahabharata. My friend, Toshi Tsuchitori, who had been the music director on the Mahabharata was in Battlefield. I disliked the play and thought it was dull and a rehash of what Peter had done before.

GN Devy’s latest book, The Mahabharata, yields the kind of confident scholarship about Indian thought that is becoming increasingly rare

April 23, 2022 7:14 pm

It gives the reader perspective and insight, novelty in the familiar and unpacks the complexity of the epic.

A lesson from the Mahabharata

February 17, 2022 11:02 am

G. N. Devy writes: As the hijab issue roils the nation, it would do to remember how Krishna stood by Draupadi at a time when, as now, dharma was under siege and anarchy loomed.

Punjab CM announces centre for research on three Hindu epics, says will do PhD on Mahabharata

November 28, 2021 8:32 pm

Channi, while addressing a gathering on Sunday, said that the new research centre will showcase the message of the three Hindu epics, which have been a source of life and inspiration for humanity.

'I use humour because I’m angry, frustrated about so many things around us': Trisha Das

July 15, 2021 11:15 am

The author spoke with spotlighting her new book, the reason for using humour, and why she keeps going back to mythology

Mahabharat actor Anoop Singh Thakur shares mantra after losing 15kg in six months

July 09, 2021 8:18 pm

Sharing before and after images, the 32-year-old actor mentioned how he decided to take his "physique to the next level"

Pune Campus Briefs, May 17: Online course on Mahabharata, plant breeding and talk to a scientist

May 17, 2021 9:50 am

The course, '18 Parvans of Mahabharata : Introduction to the Incredible Epic', is scheduled to begin on July 1 and enquiries for the same are open and registration will commence on June 10.

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham launches online certificate programme on Mahabharata

February 26, 2021 3:56 pm

The duration of the programme is 30 hours, 6 hours per week. Interested candidates can apply through

Why are historians and scholars of art worried about a Persian translation of the Mahabharata?

October 27, 2020 6:20 pm

The original Razmnama commissioned by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century has been inaccessible for over three decades and its preservation quotient is in question


Book 'Kalam ki cocktail' unveiled

January 10, 2016 3:44 pm

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Journalist and writer Sharda Shukla on Sunday unveiled her first book, 'Kalam Ki Cocktail' at Constitutional Club in the national capital.The author said the book is a compilation of a wide range of articles, from poetry to informative write-ups, on epic like Mahabharata. She said the book could be used as an encyclopaedia by readers.