Dr. Prashant Shrivastava
Rewriting myth, redefining its moods, modes and mores, has been a stimulating as well as an inexplicable task for researchers. With a mixed reaction to the very idea of re-writing Indian mythology, with special reference to the Mahabharata, making the ‘Game of Dice’ as the focal point, I would quote Milan Kundera, “Someday all past culture will be completely rewritten and completely forgotten behind its re-write” (Introduction to Jacques and His Master). I somewhat come to an agreement, though not with such margin, with Kundera, when he says, “Death to all who dare rewrite what has been written! Impale them and roast them over a slow fire! Castrate them and cut off their ears!” (Jacques and His Master.) Thus, in this research, I am certainly not going to re-write mythology in any manner.
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