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Q: Characters in the Mahabharata ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Characters in the Mahabharata
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: anner-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 19 Sep 2002 11:14 PDT
Expires: 19 Oct 2002 11:14 PDT
Question ID: 66927
In 1989, Peter Brooks did a film version of the Mahabharata. It came
with a booklet that listed the main characters (the Pandavas, the
Kuravas, the main gods) and who they were. Unfortuneately I have lost
the booklet I am going to show the film
to my Non Western Lit class and would love to give them the list of
characters to help them keep track of the story. Is there anyplace I
could look for a listof main characters of the Mahabharata? We are
also using Wm Buck's translation of the Mahabharata, but it doesn't
include a list of characters.
Subject: Re: Characters in the Mahabharata
Answered By: robertskelton-ga on 19 Sep 2002 12:57 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi there,

This website, from MiraCosta College in California, seems to have
exactly what you are looking for, especially the first link:

Mahabharata Family Chart

Historical Background of the Mahabharata and Online Texts



Peter Brook's film version

Search strategy:

Found the list of characters in the Internet Movie Database:

Then Google:
Duryodhana Dhritharashtra Yudhishthira

I trust this answers your question. If any portion of my answer is
unclear, please ask for clarification.

Best wishes,
anner-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
My answer was perfect, exactly what I wanted. Excellent. Thanks so much.

Subject: Re: Characters in the Mahabharata
From: nityaram-ga on 05 Aug 2004 12:12 PDT
According to Mahabharata Krishna is the Lord of Lords the abode of all
incarnated in his original personal form

seach 'Bhagavad Gita As It Is'

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