The Great Bharat

DK, Mahatma Gandhi

Recently, at the 2023 G20 Summit in New Delhi, both the President of India and Modi the PM of India used the term Bharat to refer to their country, in lieu of India.

Bharat is a term of ancient lineage. It is now favoured by Indian leaders who wish to distance themselves from the British Raj India.

Bharat is part of the title in the great Sanskrit epic, Mahabharata.

The title is translated as “Great Bharat (India),” or “the story of the great descendants of Bharata.

The famous dialogue on dharma in Bhagavad Gita is in Book 6 of the Mahabharata.

Mahatma Gandhi has written a commentary on Bhagavad Gita. It is a tough read and available in book form.

Poser- name the two most famous Sanskrit epics of India.

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