Maya built the famous Sabha for Indraprastha where Yudhisthira conducted his Rajasuya. That brāhmaṇa came to Khāṇḍavaprastha, stood in front of the Pāṇḍavas’ palace and began crying out loud; these wails reached Arjuna’s ears. After exchanging pleasantries with the king, Vidura met the Pāṇḍavas and Vāsudeva; at once, he embraced them with great affection and asked them about their welfare. While we hope that the current controversy in Bollywood will rectify our film industry at the end of this Samhara Tandava of truth, we can’t wait doing other important things to illuminate the glory of our Bharatiya Dharma Samskrti in the other ways possible. Our king is pleased with the newly established relation with you. Just as Duryodhana and others are your children, the Pāṇḍavas are also your children. Pandavas built their capital city Indraprastha after burning Khandava Forest or Khandavprastha. What you have said is true; I too am delighted by this alliance; indeed it is appropriate that these great heroes return home; but I must not take that decision for them; you can leave once they—Yudhiṣṭhira, Bhīma, Arjuna, Nakula, Sahadeva, Balarāma, and Kṛṣṇa—give their consent.” Yudhiṣṭhira said, “O revered one! Participate in this quiz and check your knowledge. . The entire Kuru land is eager to have a sight of the Pāṇḍavas and Kṛṣṇā; the people are waiting for the day they can see them. The Pandavas built their capital, Indraprastha, in this area. The Mahabharata is an epic narrative of the Kurukshetra War and the fates of the Kaurava and the Pandava princes. They performed great austerities and obtained a boon from Brahmā that they cannot be conquered or killed by anyone except each other. Thus Indraprastha turned a cosmopolitan capital city at such ancient period, under the rule of the Pandavas! During those times, KhÄá¹á¸avaprastha was a dangerous forest; there, the PÄá¹á¸avas built a beautiful city called Indraprastha. The two brothers were extremely close to each other and spent all their time together. It was in this Sabha that Krishna killed Shishupala and where Duryodhana got confused between water and the shiny reflective floor and felt humiliated, leading to the events that culminated in the Kurukshetra War. The city of Indraprastha is a glorious presence in legends, folklore and epics. Jijith Nadumuri is a former scientist of ISRO who worked as part of the Chandrayan 1 study phase currently engaged in the research of geographical data present in the Mahābhārata. He is well-versed in Sanskrit, Kannada, English, Greek, and German languages. I had earlier posted an article on Indraprastha, based on the Adi Parva of Mahabharata with comparison to Roman cities. Indraprastha and Varnavat: situated at the south of the modern New Delhi, Pandavas had made this place their capital and built a grand palace here, after burning down the â¦ He was much fond of the Pandavas and noticed their hardships right from the childhood much like his own childhood full of hardships. In this search I stumbled into an article which had indicated the exact spot where Indraprastha was built in Delhi. The Mahabharata or MahÄbhÄrata (US ;  UK ;  Sanskrit: à¤®à¤¹à¤¾à¤à¤¾à¤°à¤¤à¤®à¥, MahÄbhÄratam, pronounced ) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Ramayana. Mahabharata. Maya Sabha; Created by Jijith Nadumuri Ravi. Indraprastha â Indraprastha was a grand city situated to the south of present-day New Delhi. He has deep interest in the theatre arts and music.  Translators’ Note: The fact that Yudhiṣṭhira and Drupada took Kṛṣṇa’s consent shows the respect they all had for him. Picture 3 shows my paintings of Mayasabha and Indraprastha exhibited in front of the National Museum Delhi as part of the Indraprastha International Conference held in 2016 by Draupadi Dream Trust lead by Smt Neera Misra, where I also presented a research paper on the Yamuna Sarasvati Region. Mahābhārata – Episode 111 - Śakuntalopākhyānam - P... Mahābhārata – Episode 110 - Śakuntalopākhyānam - P... Mahābhārata – Episode 109 – The Ascent to Svarga, Mahābhārata – Episode 108 – The Final Journey, Invoking Sita Devi's Name is Catharsis of the Heart, Shurpanakha and Maricha: The Germination of Ravana's Enmity, Aranyakanda: The Hub of the Wheel of Srimad Ramayana, Two Seminal Essays of DVG on the Downfall of the Congress, DVG's Critique of the Congress High Command and Nehru's Five-year Plans. Duryodhana tried to kill them in the Lakshagriha by setting it to fire at Varanavati (Barnava), but they escaped due to the intelligence of the wise Vidura. When Nakula and Sahadeva enter the battlefield, they don’t appear to be charming twins but instead the sons of Yama. Undeveloped, uncultivated barren land with full of forest bushes was known as Khandavaprastha to its south. When Samba became old enough, Krisha sent him to Indraprastha to live with the Pandavas. Narada suggestion to Pandavas: It is also important that we create a grand statue for Krishna and Arjuna, like the Patel statue at Narmada, as the founders of Indraprastha – Delhi, at a key place in Delhi. Lakshagraha happens to be one of the chapters from the epic of Mahabharat. It was then known as Brahmavarta, the domain of Brahmarshi sages, the Yajnavedi of Brahma, the playground of the Devatas, the Swarga, Swargadvara etc. How grand such a vision will be? The week-long Indraprastha Festival organised in New Delhi from Nov 18 to 25 exhorts both people and the governments to preserve the glorious cultural heritage Pramod Kumar In order to acquaint the countrymen with the rich cultural heritage of Indraprastha, the ancient city of Pandavas, the Draupadi Dream Trust and Union Ministry of Culture jointlyâ¦ After a while, Bhīṣma and Dhṛtarāṣṭra called for them. ಮುಖ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಶೈವದರ್ಶನ ಮತ್ತು ಸೌಂದರ್ಯಮೀಮಾಂಸೆಗಳ ಪರಮಾಚಾರ್ಯನಾಗಿ ಸಾವಿರ ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಂದ ಇವನು ಜ್ಞಾನಪ್ರಪಂಚವನ್ನು ಪ್ರಭಾವಿಸುತ್ತಲೇ ಇದ್ದಾನೆ. Samba and other Yadava princes such as Satyaki learned archery from Arjuna.  The Pāṇḍavas, Kṛṣṇa, Vidura, Kuntī, and Kṛṣṇā travelled together to Hastinagara and reached safely; Vikarṇa, Maheśvāsa, Citrasena, and other Kauravas as well as elders such as Droṇa and Kṛpa welcomed them at the entrance of the city and escorted them inside. There is no doubt about this. It says that Indraprastha, the capital of the Pandavas, the heroes of the Mahabharata story, was located at the spot where Humayun built his fort. The order was to build a city to rival Amravathi, the capital of Indra. Thanks to Śatāvadhāni Dr. R Ganesh for his thorough review and astute feedback.  You don’t have any close friends who are more intelligent than them; they are old and wise; they see you and the Pāṇḍavas with the same eyes; they are firm adherents on the path of dharma and men of high integrity; they have never wished for dishonour to you nor have they undertaken any act that has harmed you; they are free from malice; they are not people who will sell their impartiality out of greed for money; their opinions are not for sale; Dear king! You have not violated dharma; you don’t have to go to the forest.” Arjuna said, “Brother, you have yourself said that one should not take the support of lame excuses and clever workarounds to avoid adhering to dharma! Vishwakarma also built the town of Indraprastha for the Pandavas. Go at once and bring them along with their mother and the damsel of divine form, Kṛṣṇā. Take half the kingdom and go away to Khāṇḍavaprastha; live there in peace!” Having been thus ordered by the king, they took permission from all the elders to leave and set out to Khāṇḍavaprastha. Pandu hadworked hard to increase the prosperity of Hastinapura by bringing much wealth from the kingdoms like Panchala, Dasarana, Kunti, Kashi, Magadha, Videha, Pundra and Suhma in his military campaign.  According to the scheme, Draupadī would spend a year with each husband; also, when she was spending time with one of her husbands, if any husband should cast a glance at her, he would be exiled for twelve years [vowing to be a celibate during that period]. If we have indeed undertaken any acts of dāna, dharma, japa, tapas, and so on, let the fruits of those actions be that the Pāṇḍavas live in this town for a hundred years!” Upon arriving at the palace, they offered their respects to Dhṛtarāṣṭra, Bhīṣma, and other elders before going to their designated lodgings and taking rest. Krishna joined the Pandavas in building a new city from scratch. This man presented a wondrous appearance. Your decision is ours; whatever is your affectionate command, we follow it.” Once Śrīkṛṣṇa gave his assent, Drupada immediately made preparations for their departure. Shahjahanabad the walled city built by Shah Jahan from 1638 to 1649, containing the Lal Qila and the Chandni Chowk, nowadays known as Old Delhi. Since the Pāṇḍavas ruled their kingdom in adherence to dharma, the Kuru land made great progress; people abandoned sinful activities and became peaceful. The 16th-century Ain-i-Akbari of Abul Fazl states that Humayunâs fort was built at the place where Indraprastha, capital of the Pandavas, was located long ago. Hollywood works to glorify the American culture however small it is, but Bollywood cares little about the Sanatana Dharma Samskrti which is many thousand years old and many thousand times richer. The palace that Maya built consisted of columns of gold, and occupied, an area of five thousand cubits. As per the 'The Mahabharata' the Demon Maya, who was said to be the best architect of his time, built the city and the palace of Indraprastha for the Pandavas after their Uncle King Dhritarashtra partitioned the Kingdom of Hastinapur (which was rightfully Yudhishtir's) into two in order to stem the rivalry between the Pandava brothers (see picture below) and the Kauravas (their cousins). Places named after the Aditya devatas, like Indra, Varuna, Mitra, Aryaman, Bhaga, Pusan, Vivasvat, Vivasvat’s sons Yama & Manu, Manu’s daughter Ila are plenty in this region. When he mentioned this fact to Krishna, Krishna commanded Vishwakarma, the architect of the Deva s to build a great city at this place. In memory of Indra, the city was named Indraprastha. When the Pandavas thus returned to Hastinapura with prosperity, Dhrtarashtra send them to Kurujangala asking them to rule there, instead of handing over the throne of Hastinapura to Yudhisthira who was its rightful heir. A major key to the understanding of a society’s unique character is an appreciation of the far-reaching contributions by outstanding personalities of certain periods – especially in the realms of... Prekṣaṇīyam is an anthology of essays on Indian classical dance and theatre authored by multifaceted scholar and creative genius, Śatāvadhāni Dr. R Ganesh.  Translators’ Note: Here, Vidura says, “But Karṇa, the son of Rādhā, feels that Droṇa’s words are harmful!” This is a reference to the exchange of words the two of them have before Vidura begins speaking. Inside a forest called Khandava, the Pandava brothers built their capital and named it as Indraprastha. Maya Danava built Indraprastha Durg Maya Danava built Indraprastha On the insistence of Lord Krishna, the Maya Danav built a beautiful town in the Khandavprastha, which was beautiful like Indraâs Alakpuri. The Mahabharata has it that King Dhritrashtra offered a piece of land called Khaandavprastha to the Pandavas to live on. It is several times older than the American culture. The Pāṇḍavas ruled the kingdom in peace. More importantly, is this citadel, said to be built during Sher Shah Suriâs rule, really the famed Indraprastha, the abode of Pandavas mentioned in the Mahabharata? This is justified because Mahabharata with its Rajasuya narrative shows the position of this city founded by Krishna and Arjuna, as the capital of Bharatavarsha with Yudhisthira as the emperor. Some Nagas were living in Khandava on top of an elevated southern hill, the northern end of the Aravali hills (known in Mahabharata as the Arbuda Parvata). He thus began his twelve-year exile. On the other hand, the brāhmaṇa was continuously wailing. Soon after, one day, as Yudhisthira, Bhima and Arjuna were paying respects to him, Dhritarashtra told the eldest Pandava that he and his brothers should live in Indraprastha. ... Assam- Kamakhya is a famous Shaktipeeth, located ten kilometers away from Guwahati in Assam. The Pāṇḍavas rejoiced listening to the affection-filled words the people were speaking about them. This fort itself had been built over the ancient site of Indraprasthaâ¦  Translators’ Note: The story of the asura brothers Sunda and Upasunda is narrated by the great seer Nārada during his visit to Indraprastha. Dhṛtarāṣṭra, his children, his ministers, and his friends have, out of great affection, sent their best wishes; they repeatedly told me to enquire about your welfare. 14:14. The Purana Quila has many secrets hidden in it, among them the Talaqi Darwaza and the Kunti Devi temple. Arjun is a writer, translator, engineer, and enjoys composing poems. His son was Krishna. Bhīṣma and all other Kauravas have sent their best wishes to you; as for your dear friend Droṇa, he sends you an embrace and enquires about your welfare. Years of hard work paid off and a grand white colored city arose on the western banks of Yamuna under the guidance of Yadava Krishna and Pandava Arjuna, his friend and cousin-brother. Vishwakarma, also called Maya also built the royal palace. ಮುಖ್ಯವಾಗಿ ಶೈವದರ್ಶನ ಮತ್ತು ಸೌಂದರ್ಯಮೀಮಾಂಸೆಗಳ ಪರಮಾಚಾರ್ಯನಾಗಿ ಸಾವಿರ ವರ್ಷಗಳಿಂದ ಇವನು ಜ್ಞಾನಪ್ರಪಂಚವನ್ನು ಪ್ರಭಾವಿಸುತ್ತಲೇ ಇದ್ದಾನೆ. All buildings of Indraprastha were painted white. Soon, Samba became part of Yudhistiraâs court and his administration. Vidura said, “Dear king! The cultural history of a nation, unlike the customary mainstream history, has a larger time-frame and encompasses the timeless ethos of a society undergirding the course of events and vicissitudes. His Vacana-bhārata and Kathāmṛta are classics of Kannada literature while his Saṃskṛta-nāṭaka and Bankimacandra are of unrivalled scholarship. After a long time had passed thus, one day, a few thieves stole the cows that belonged to a brāhmaṇa. As soon as he came back, he paid his respects to Dharmarāja and sought permission to embark on his twelve-year exile. Pandu died in the forest. Dhṛtarāṣṭra said, “Kaunteya, you and your brothers listen to my words carefully: If you stay here, there will be a fight among brothers; let that not happen. Question 4. It was in this Sabha that Krishna killed Shishupala and where Duryodhana got confused between water and the shiny reflective floor and felt humiliated, leading to the â¦ Arjuna was in charge of all construction works. Silk drapes and curtains hung all over the place, the walls were lathered with â¦ According to Mahabharata, Indraprastha was the capital of the kingdom led by the Pandava.The Demon Maya, built the city and the palace of Indraprastha for the Pandavas.The area for the palace was created by clearing the forests of Khandava by Arjuna and Lord Krishna.Pandavas also built other cities like Swarnaprastha (modern-day Sonipat) and Panaprastha (Panipat) in their province. Indraprastha (à¤à¤¨à¥âà¤¦à¥à¤°à¤ªà¥à¤°à¤¸à¥âà¤¥): Indraprastha (City of Indra) was a major northern city in ancient India that was the capital of the kingdom led by the Pandavas in the Mahabharata epic, located upon the banks of the river Yamuna, believed to be the site of present Purana Qila, in â¦ In fact, till the end of the 19th century, there was a village called Indarpat inside the fort walls. Indra is the protecting deity of that forest. Therefore, Nārada tells the Pāṇḍavas to have some understanding with regard to Draupadī lest they reach a situation similar to the rākṣasa brothers. Hence its name was kept Indraprastha. Several scholars of the Vedas and Vedāṅgas, multi-talented polyglots, traders, sculptors, and others would often visit and camp there. The proceedings and the paper submissions of this conference can be read at ISBN 13: 9789386223678 – Indraprastha Revisited, BR Publishing Corporation, 2017. Duryodhana, Karṇa, and Śakuni are immature; they are malicious and evil-minded; don’t listen to their words; I’ve told you this earlier; all the citizens of your kingdom will be destroyed because of Duryodhana’s mistake.” Dhṛtarāṣṭra said, “What you say is true, Vidura! Indraprastha; Created by Jijith Nadumuri Ravi. They spared the Danava architect Maya who was living there and he became an ally of the Pandavas. It had a fortress that touched the sky and a â¦ However, Arjuna built a barrier of arrows in the sky, which made sure that not even a single drop of this water could reach â¦ He is an artist and has visualized many scenes from the Mahābhārata which was exhibited in different conference venues. The following two tabs change content below. It is the Purana Qila, The Old Fort of Humayun, The Fort was mentioned by Abdul Fazil in Ain-I-Akbari. Krishna and Arjuna Founder of Indraprastha – Delhi; A Historical Analysis. A proud civilization should showcase its culture in the most magnificent way, highlighting the ancient founders of its cities by building statues and symbols showcasing its ancientness. Mythology, like any fictional construct, can easily be grounded in perfectly real geographic locations. This region between Yamuna, Drishadvati and Sarasvati was formerly ruled by Indra, during the reign of the ancient Adityas. Arjuna was in a dhārmic dilemma. If he failed to help the brāhmaṇa, it would not only be a failure of the law and order but would also result in the lowering of the people’s opinion of them; if he entered the house without informing Yudhiṣṭhira, it would lead to ill feelings in both their hearts and it would result in his exile. Was ancient Indraprastha located here? This caused envy in the mind of the Kaurava brothers. Knowing well that there would arise no situation when they would fight among themselves, they considered themselves as good as immortal; thus, they began terrorizing the earth. Indra was also the pitru-devata of Arjuna, the city builder in-charge. He has (co-)written more than ten books, mostly related to Indian culture and philosophy. Brahmavarta later became the land of Kurus, starting with the forefather king Kuru and hence it became famous by the new name Kurukshetra. Yudhishtir obeyed his uncle's order and went to live in Khaandavprastha with the Pandava brothers. The interior of Maya Sabha (picture 2) with the five Pandavas with Yudhisthira seated as the emperor of Bharatavarsha, the Yadavas with Krishna, Balarama and king Ugrasena, Vyasa and other sages and the invited kings from all Bharatavarsha kingdoms including Kuru, Panchala, Kashi, Kosala, Videha, Malla, Magadha, Anga, Vanga, Kalinga, Lohiti, Dasarna, Chedi, Karusha, Dravida, Chola, Pandya, Kerala, Vidarbha, Hehaya, Avanti, Kunti, Anarta, Salva, Matsya, Trigarta, Madra, Kekaya, Gandhara, Sindhu, Sauvira, Shivi, Ambasta, Kamboja, Rshika, Loha and China all present there. It tells the riveting... Shiva-Rama-Krishna is an English adaptation of Śatāvadhāni Dr. R Ganesh's popular lecture series on the three great... ಮಹಾಮಾಹೇಶ್ವರ ಅಭಿನವಗುಪ್ತ ಜಗತ್ತಿನ ವಿದ್ಯಾವಲಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಮರೆಯಲಾಗದ ಹೆಸರು. He owns the web-portal AncientVoice. King Yajñasena! ... Indraprastha. During those times, Khāṇḍavaprastha was a dangerous forest; there, the Pāṇḍavas built a beautiful city called Indraprastha. Keep this in mind and send the Pāṇḍavas along with me. The palace, possessing an exceedingly beautiful form, like unto that of Agni or Surya , or Soma, shone in great splendour, and by its brilliance seemed to darken even the bright rays of the sun. Can even the devas conquer Bhīma, who is endowed with the strength of ten thousand elephants? Mahabharat has been one of the most popular mythological stories of India. Featured image courtesy: allindiaroundup. Writing this to create this thought in our national consciousness: Delhi renamed as Indraprastha, Krishna and Arjuna as the founder of our capital city with the statues and monuments proclaiming it auspiciously!! Arjun has (co-) translated the works of AR Krishna Shastri, DV Gundappa, Dr. SL Bhyrappa, Dr. SR Ramaswamy and Shatavadhani Dr. R Ganesh. He came out at once and told the brāhmaṇa not to be afraid and that he would help him. What can be achieved through the path of reconciliation, who indeed would want to achieve that through the path of warfare, O king? But they lived together in harmony, almost like two bodies with one soul. ಭರತಮುನಿಯ ನಾಟ್ಯಶಾಸ್ತ್ರವನ್ನು ಅರ್ಥಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಇವನೊಬ್ಬನೇ ನಮಗಿರುವ ಆಲಂಬನ. How much knowledge do you have about epic Mahabharata. Samba at Indraprastha. His research interests lie in comparative aesthetics of classical Greek and Sanskrit literature. Due to premature ill health, Pandu had to retire early into the Satasringa forests in the Himalayan foothills (now in Uttarakhand) leaving the kingdom to his elder brother Dhrtarashtra. Mahabharata Story 024 Indraprastha - Told by Sriram Raghavan - Duration: 14:14. www.Gurukula.com 27,765 views. This conference passed a resolution to rename Delhi as Indraprastha. The Yādavas are both numerous and mighty; they will side with the group that Kṛṣṇa sides with; therefore, victory is certain where Kṛṣṇa is. The American US nation, despite its origins tracing back to only a few centuries, projects its founding fathers in great detail. Karnataka’s celebrated polymath, D V Gundappa brings together in the third volume, some character sketches of great literary savants responsible for Kannada renaissance during the first... Karnataka’s celebrated polymath, D V Gundappa brings together in the second volume, episodes from the lives of remarkable exponents of classical music and dance, traditional... Karnataka’s celebrated polymath, D V Gundappa brings together in the first volume, episodes from the lives of great writers, poets, literary aficionados, exemplars of public life,... Evolution of Mahabharata and Other Writings on the Epic is the English translation of S R Ramaswamy's 1972 Kannada classic 'Mahabharatada Belavanige' along with seven of his... Shiva-Rama-Krishna is an English adaptation of Śatāvadhāni Dr. R Ganesh... ಮಹಾಮಾಹೇಶ್ವರ ಅಭಿನವಗುಪ್ತ ಜಗತ್ತಿನ ವಿದ್ಯಾವಲಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಮರೆಯಲಾಗದ ಹೆಸರು. Hari is a writer, translator, musician, and designer with a deep interest in Vedanta, education pedagogy design, and literature. It has been quite a long time since they have left their home; therefore, they might be eager and curious to see their homeland again. He offered the cows to him and returned home. This is a civilizational milestone we need to achieve, like the start of the reconstruction of the destroyed Ayodhya Ram Mandir. Thus ordered by Dhṛtarāṣṭra, Vidura went to meet the Pāṇḍavas and Drupada. literally Sanctuary of the Faith, built by Humayun, and Shergarh, built by Sher Shah Suri, both in the area near the speculated site of the legendary Indraprastha (1538â1545). An Insight, Hercules and Balarama: The Symbolic and Historical Connections, How Vilification of Festivals is 1st Step towards Eradication of a Culture, How Aryan Invasion Theory Used as Socio Political Tool for Religious Conversion. Krishna and Arjuna cleared the Khandava forest to the south of Indraprastha which was inhabited by the Nagas like Takshaka who also worked as the spies of Duryodhana. As a master of śāstra, a performing artiste (of the ancient art of Avadhānam), and a cultured rasika, he brings a unique, holistic perspective... इदं किञ्चिद्यामलं काव्यं द्वयोः खण्डकाव्ययोः सङ्कलनरूपम्। रामानुरागानलं हि सीतापरित्यागाल्लक्ष्मणवियोगाच्च श्रीरामेणानुभूतं हृदयसङ्क्षोभं वर्णयति । वात्सल्यगोपालकं तु कदाचिद्भानूपरागसमये घटितं यशोदाश्रीकृष्णयोर्मेलनं वर्णयति । इदम्प्रथमतया संस्कृतसाहित्ये सम्पूर्णं काव्यं... Karnataka’s celebrated polymath, D V Gundappa brings together in the third volume, some character sketches of great literary savants responsible for Kannada renaissance during the first half of the twentieth century. On the orders of Krishna, Maya Danav built the Indraprastha. These were built by Humayun/Sher Shah along the periphery of a 10-metre high mound. It had a fortress that touched the sky and a moat as huge as the ocean. Indraprastha was the town founded by the Pandava brothers of Mahabharata fame as their capital. In this capacity he has presented many papers in various international conferences. The cultural history of a nation, unlike the customary mainstream history, has a larger time-frame and encompasses the timeless ethos of a society undergirding the course of events and vicissitudes. The people said to each other, “This great hero, knower of dharma, has returned; he will look after us just as he takes care of his own relatives; he will rule the kingdom in a righteous way; indeed, it feels like King Pāṇḍu, who had gone off to the forest, has come back himself; there is nothing more joyful to us than the return of the Pāṇḍavas. Question 3 Explanation: Krishna called Vishwakarma, the architect of the Devas to help the Pandavas construct Indraprastha. The Pandavas were given this uncultivable bush land as their kingdom by Dhrtarashtra so that he can later make his son Duryodhana as the king of the prosperous eastern Kuru Rashtra to the east of Yamuna and award the much wealthy city Hastinapura (the city of elephants) on the Western bank of Ganga as the capital of Duryodhana’s domain. These remarkable... Karnataka’s celebrated polymath, D V Gundappa brings together in the second volume, episodes from the lives of remarkable exponents of classical music and dance, traditional storytellers, thespians, and connoisseurs; as well as his... Karnataka’s celebrated polymath, D V Gundappa brings together in the first volume, episodes from the lives of great writers, poets, literary aficionados, exemplars of public life, literary scholars, noble-hearted common folk, advocates... 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