Introduction to Mahabharata
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Introduction to Mahabharata

Lessons on Life and Businesses
4.6 (6 ratings)
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Created by Martini Fisher
Last updated 4/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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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.
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.



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.
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
01:51:21
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1. Introduction
3 Lectures 02:17

Lecturer Introduction
00:26

Course Goals
00:14
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3. The Characters
8 Lectures 01:13:44
Summaries of the Characters Being Discussed in this Course
01:19

1.1. Kunti: The Virgin
05:52

1.2 Kunti: The Mother
11:33

2. The Pandavas
15:28

3.1. Draupadi: The Birth of Draupadi
04:44

3.2. Draupadi: How to be a Wife and Queen
12:52

4.1. Karna: The Noble Knight
06:21

4.2. Karna: The Sweet Fruit Gone Sour
15:35
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4. The Great War
9 Lectures 26:30
1. The Two Sides
01:49

8 Lessons from Battle (1)
02:52


8 Lessons from Battle (3)
02:45

8 Lessons from Battle (4)
02:10

8 Lessons from Battle (5)
02:21

8 Lessons from Battle (6)
02:04

8 Lessons from Battle (7)
02:57

8 Lessons from Battle (8)
04:20
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5. The End
1 Lecture 03:00
How the Story Ended
03:00
About the Instructor
Martini Fisher
4.6 Average rating
6 Reviews
766 Students
1 Course
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.