We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - The Mahabharata Patriline by Simon Pearse Brodbeck

The Sanskrit Mahabharata (which contains the Bhagavad Gita) is sorely neglected as a classic - perhaps the classic - of world literature, and is of particularly timely human importance in today's globalised and war-torn world. This book is a chronological survey of the Sanskrit Mahabharata's central royal patriline - a family tree that is also a list of kings. Brodbeck explores the importance and implications of patrilineal maintenance within the royal culture depicted by the text, and shows how patrilineal memory comes up against the fact that in every generation a wife must be involved, with the consequent danger that the children might not sustain the memorial tradition of their paternal family. The Mahabharata Patriline bridges a gap in text-critical methodology between the traditional philological approach and more recent trends in gender and literary theory. Studying the Mahabharata as an integral literary unit and as a story stretched over dozens of generations, this book casts particular light on the events of the more recent generations and suggests that the text's internal narrators are members of the family whose story they tell.

Buy The Mahabharata Patriline by Simon Pearse Brodbeck from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781138279179
ISBN-10: 113827917X
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - The Mahabharata Patriline by Simon Pearse Brodbeck

Book Reviews - The Mahabharata Patriline by Simon Pearse Brodbeck

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Mahabharata Patriline book by Simon Pearse Brodbeck and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Author Biography - Simon Pearse Brodbeck

Simon Brodbeck was educated at the universities of Cambridge and London. He has worked as a lecturer (University of Edinburgh, 2002-4), as a researcher (SOAS, University of London, 2004-7), and as a translator (Clay Sanskrit Library, 2007-8). He is currently a Reader at Cardiff University. Previous publications include Gender and Narrative in the Mahabharata, Simon Brodbeck and Brian Black (eds), Routledge, 2007.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.