Authorship of the great sanskrit language epic poem of India, the Mahabharat, is attributed to the sage krsna Dvaipayana Vyasa. This study focuseson the depictionof vyasa in the Mahabharata, where he is an important character in the tale he is credited, with composing. The interpretation of vyasa is enriched by the different perspectives provided by other literature, including dramas, Jataka tales, Arthasastra, and Puranas.
About the Author:
BRUCE M. SULLIVAN is Professor of Religious Studies and Asian Studies atNorthern Arizonal University in Flagstaff Arizona (U.S.A.)