Manavta aur Dharamyuddha (Rashmirathi)Manavta aur Dharamyuddha (Rashmirathi)

Submitted / Updated On: Friday, February 1, 2013 | Written By: Ramdhari Singh Dinkar | Hits since Feb 1, 2014: 34046

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Here is a gem taken from the all-time classic “Rashmirathi”. Dinkar Ji abhors the animal instincts that linger just under the surface of humanity. He abhors the glorification of war by the society. No right thinking human being would want the death and destruction that invariably occurs in a war, but still at times war gets all out support from societies. This happened for the war of Mahabharata between Kauravas and Pandavas. Dinkar here seems to oppose the exhortation of Arjuna to fight a war by Lord Krishna in Geeta !! This piece requires reading and contemplation at leisure. Rajiv Krishna Saxena
Keywords: Rashmirathi, Human Evolution, animal instincts, war, killing, Mhabharata, Geeta, Lord Krishna, Dharma-yuddha, Kurukshetra, vacillation of mind, Arjuna