Introduction to Mahabharata

Lessons on Life and Businesses
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

This course takes you through the broad outline of the epic story of Mahabharata, giving you a brief and broad introduction of this important work.  We will then concentrate on a few of the major characters and what lessons we can learn from them that we can apply to our day to day lives and businesses.   

Knowing a little bit about the story would help but you will be provided with a brief summary of the story, the family tree of the characters and explanations of the characters which you can download, so if you've never read/seen/heard this story before you'll easily catch up.

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need to know a little bit about the story, but not to worry. All the materials (summary, family tree etc) are provided in this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • understand the general story of Mahabharata
  • learn about the major characters in the story and the lessons and symbolisms they represent
  • learn about the great war of Kurukhsetra and the applicable and surprisingly modern strategies used in the war

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is suited for complete beginners to students with minimal exposure to the story.
  • This course is also suited to those who like to learn history and mythology that are relevant and applicable to this modern age.
  • This course is possibly not suited to those who are already experts of the story as they'll then have to revisit things that they already know very well
  • This course is also not suited for those who prefer to learn their Ancient History and Mythology through the traditional memorization of names, dates and places (not that there's anything wrong with that!) as we will be relating a lot of the events and the characters to our modern lives - therefore, we'll do a fair bit of analysing and speculating.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: 1. Introduction
Course Introduction
Lecturer Introduction
Course Goals
Section 2: 2. The Story
Introduction to the Story
The Outline of the Story
Section 3: 3. The Characters
Summaries of the Characters Being Discussed in this Course
1.1. Kunti: The Virgin
1.2 Kunti: The Mother
2. The Pandavas
3.1. Draupadi: The Birth of Draupadi
3.2. Draupadi: How to be a Wife and Queen
4.1. Karna: The Noble Knight
4.2. Karna: The Sweet Fruit Gone Sour
Section 4: 4. The Great War
1. The Two Sides
8 Lessons from Battle (1)
8 Lessons from Battle (2)
8 Lessons from Battle (3)
8 Lessons from Battle (4)
8 Lessons from Battle (5)
8 Lessons from Battle (6)
8 Lessons from Battle (7)
8 Lessons from Battle (8)
Section 5: 5. The End
How the Story Ended

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Instructor Biography

Martini Fisher, Mythographer, Author

Martini Fisher is a mythographer and author. Her first series of books, "Wayang: Stories of the Shadow Puppets," is a look at the ancient stories of Javanese creation myths as told in its traditional performances. Spending most of her time in Asia and Australia, Martini started her contributions for another series of books, "Time Maps," in
2008, retelling world history from a non-European standpoint.

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