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  1. Hello Eric,

    Wish you and your family a healthy, happy and a blessed New Year!

    I guess 2020 is memorable indeed. The year ended but all has not ended yet. We can only pray and hope that things will improve and many will remember the lesson.

    The Kuru Kingdom Splits – Panchali got more than what she asked for, a wife to five brothers, it is so unheard of these days but an accepted practice then. So which generation is far liberal in their thinking. You ended it beautifully with a peek of a new beginning for the Pandavas.

    Felt like a TV series and we have just completed last episode of the first season. Am sure you have more of Mahabharata in store for us, Eric. Really look forward to it.

    1. Hi Windy,

      Yes, 2020 has been a tumultuous year for many and we’re not out of the woods yet. God willing, life will improve.

      Polyandry, where a woman takes two or more husbands, is rare in most societies. In the Mahabharata, the authors go to great lengths to explain/justify such a union. Polygyny, a man taking two or more wives, was common in many ancient societies, I reckon.

      I’m glad and flattered that you compared the short stories to a TV series. The “new season” starts in February. Hopefully, it lives up to expectations.

      Wishing you and your loved ones all the best of health, happiness and home, and health,
      Eric

  2. Hi Eric,

    Panchali’s Swayamvara – as usual only the rich has the luxury to choose and flaunt their wealth on such events. I think that when they hold such competition, there must be a moderator so as not to create unnecessary displeasure. Yes, applaud the winner but the loser should be encouraged too. At least, they have the courage to step up and take the challenge.

    Wish you a great upcoming weekend soon!

    1. Hi Windy,

      Yes, I often wonder why have such a bridal-selection contest when the losers are wont to react badly. It gets worse because quite often, the winners do not behave in a gracious manner. They speak of chivalry and dharma but seldom do we witness these traits in a swayamvara.

      Hope you’re doing well, too,
      Eric

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