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Questions about works of literature that were originally written in the Sanskrit language, regardless of where it was published.

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The narrator(s) of the Mahabharata

According to this article by Alf Hiltebeitel, the Mahabharata has "three interwoven frame stories" (page 4). What he calls the "outermost" frame is Vyasa's recounting of the story ...
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Is the Ramayana contained in the Mahabharata?

Wikipedia says: Among the principal works and stories in the Mahābhārata are the Bhagavad Gita, the story of Damayanti, the story of Savitri and Satyavan, the story of Kacha and Devyani, the story of ...
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What are the lines in the Bhagavad Gita that Sandip is alluding to?

Rabindranath Tagore's novel 1916 The Home and the World consists of chapters told from the point of view of varying characters. One of these is Sandip, who is a militant nationalist and an active ...
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What is the role of the author in an itihasa?

A number of important Hindu texts, including the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, are referred to as itihasa. According to the Wikipedia article about this collection of texts, A story is considered to ...
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