The Epic Hero: Between Brahmin and Warrior.

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Titre
The Epic Hero: Between Brahmin and Warrior.
Périodique
Indologica Taurinensia
Auteur(s)
Feller Danielle
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
XL
Pages
97-112
Langue
anglais
Résumé
In this paper, I propose to examine the figure of the hero in the two great Sanskrit epics, the Mahābhārata (MBh) and the Rāmāyaṇa (Rm). In the context of ancient India, one would naturally expect the prototypical hero of an epic text to belong to the kṣatriya or warrior class. Nevertheless, I will argue that the real heroes of the epics are not the warriors but the Brahmins - in the sense that the Brahmins are consistently declared to be more powerful, more intelligent, more indispensable than all the other classes.
Mots-clé
hero, kṣatriyas, Brahmins, superiority of Brahmins over kṣatriyas, Mahābhārata, Rāmāyaṇa.
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