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Is the Ramayana contained in the Mahabharata?

tl;dr A section of the Mahābhārata narrates the story of Rāma. This section, called the Rāmopākhyāna, is far shorter than the Rāmāyaṇa which, as you correctly note, is a different epic altogether. The ...
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Is the Ramayana contained in the Mahabharata?

The Mahabharata does not contain the Ramayana (an epic work 24000 verses long). It does, however, contain the so-called Ramopakhyana which (like the Ramayana) tells the story of Rama and Sita but (...
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What are the lines in the Bhagavad Gita that Sandip is alluding to?

tl;dr Bhagavad Geeta 2:47 Source of Sandip's allusion The passage Sandip alludes to is indeed from the Bhagavad Geeta. The exact source is Chapter 2, verse 47: कर्मण्येवाधिकारस्ते मा फलेषु कदाचन । मा ...
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What is the role of the author in an itihasa?

An article in The Hindu entitled "Itihasas come first" and published on 18 December 2017 (at a time when the Wikipedia claim that you're asking about didn't exist in the Wikipedia page) ...
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