Sunday, July 4, 2010

Mythic Past, Resonating in the Present // India's Epic Poems, Resonating in Modern Lives

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By Somini Sengupta

CAN an epic poem, composed more than 2,000 years ago and transcribed in an ancient language that only a handful of people can read, thrive in the age of Twitter?

In India, yes. And not just one epic but two.

The most talked-about movies in India this summer are based on the two great epics of Hinduism: the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

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