Explain the language and content of Mahabharata.

Mahabharata is one of the major epics. It was originally written in Sanskrit. Today it is available in world’s leading languages. There are versions in other languages as well i.e., Prakrit ,Pali , Tamil etc.

The content of the Mahabharata is broadly divided into two sections: narrative and didactic.

The ‘narrative section’ includes social messages. Generally historians agree that Mahabharata was meant to be a dramatic, moving story and that the didactic portion was probably added later.

The ‘didactic section’ contains prescriptions about social norms and stories. Didactic refers to something that’s meant for purposes of instruction.

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