The Five Sons of King Pandu Topics for Discussion

Elizabeth Seeger
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1. King Pandu gave the kingdom to his blind brother, Kuru, when he retired to the forest. Do the five Pandavas have any right to expect it back? Is it legal for the Kurava brothers to inherit it from their father? Was their fear of the Pandavas justified?

2. Does the burning of the Kandava forest serve a special purpose in the epic? Was some evil being destroyed, or was it a means of displaying Arjuna's and Krishna's military prowess and putting powerful weapons in their hands?

3. At the funeral rites after the war, Kunti is overcome with grief at the death of Kama, and she tells the Pandavas the secret of his birth. The Pandavas feel that the whole course of the war would have changed had they known that Kama was their half-brother. Do you agree? What about Kama's reaction to Krishna's and Kunti's...

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