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Book: A Student's Guide to the History and Philosophy of Yoga

Chapter: The Epics and the Bhagavad Gita

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.25703


The Mahābhārata and Rāmāyana are two great epic poems, India's equivalent of the Iliad and the Odyssey, though much longer. The former took shape over a period of about 800 years, from approximately 400 BCE to 400 CE, whilst the latter was compiled in the period between 200 BCE and 200 CE.

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  • Peter Connolly ( - book-auth-196) 'Independent Scholar'