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  • Ramayana Banaam Mahabharata [Ramayana vs. Mahabharata]

  • Meri Drishti Se Ek Rochak Tulna [An Interesting Comparison from My Point of View]
  • Written by: Devdutt Pattanaik
  • Narrated by: Sarvesh Vyas
  • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
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Ramayana Banaam Mahabharata [Ramayana vs. Mahabharata]

Written by: Devdutt Pattanaik
Narrated by: Sarvesh Vyas
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Publisher's Summary

It is a popular belief that the Ramayana is idealistic while the Mahabharata is realistic. Yet these two epics have identical building blocks, identical themes and identical history. 

In this groundbreaking book, Devdutt Pattanaik, India’s most popular mythologist, explores the similarities and dissimilarities between the two epics in a ‘playful analysis’. Whether it is the family structure, forest exile or war, the comparison between the two epics proves a startling point - the Mahabharata is in fact a reaction to the events in the Ramayana.

Ideas in this book are distributed over 56 chapters. In temple ritual, Vishnu is offered 8 different meals daily, different on all seven days of the week - 56 dishes in all. May each chapter serve as a mouthwatering offering to the Vishnu within you.

Please note: This audiobook is in Hindi.

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कथाओं को इतिहास सिद्ध करने का हास्यास्पद प्रयास

रामायण और महाभारत के तथाकथित दार्शनिक विश्लेषण और तुलना में लेखक ने इसे इतिहास सिद्ध करने का प्रयास किया है, जब कि ये केवल कोई कल्पित कहानियां है। यदि ये इतिहास में वर्णित और सिद्ध मोहनजोदड़ो और हड़प्पा सभ्यता से भी हज़ारों बर्ष पुरानी हैं तो फिर मोहनजोदड़ो और हड़प्पा में इतने विकसित अस्त्र-शस्त्र, मिसाइल, भव्य नगर और तो और विमान भी क्यों नहीं पाए जाते और लेखक ने इन्हें ग्रीक और रोमन महाकाव्य से भी महान सिद्ध करने का प्रयास किया है। हो सकता है यह सही हो, लेकिन ये उस समय के सामाजिक संरचना को इंगित करते हैं, जो दलित, आदिवासी और स्त्री विरोधी था। स्वयं राम और कृष्ण ने दलितों को मारा है और वर्ण व्यवस्था सही सिद्ध करने का प्रयास किया है। जाहिर है, ये कहानियां मनुस्मृति के दौरान या उसके बाद लिखी गई है, क्योंकि इनका वेदों और पुराणों में कोई उल्लेख नहीं है, तो ये इतिहास कैसे हो गए?????

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A work of an Analyst

Good points chosen.. It will still amaze you even if you know the story in much detail..

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Excellent cexplaination of both the epics.

Loved the book.
The way author has described the subject is wonderful.
Both the epics are grreat treasures of Indian Mythology and to compare them is a Himalayan task. Dr. Pattnayak has done a great job.