CONTENTS:- 1. Introducing ethical debates in the epics/K.C. Pandey. 2. Ethics of Niskama Karma: an appraisal/D.N. Tiwari. 3. Moral dilemma and its applicability in the Mahabharata/S.P. Dubey. 4. Moral crisis and Mahabharata/Jata Shankar. 5. The doctrine of Karma and Moksa in the epics/Nirupama Srivastava. 6. The critique of Dharma with reference to the epics/Y.V. Satyanarayana. 7. Ethical ambivalence in great Indian epics/R.P. Srivastava. 8. Subaltern morality in post-Ramayana Ramkatha/R.C. Sinha. 9. Doctrine of Karma and moral dilemmas/Ratikanta Panda. 10. Human values and their transvaluation in the Bhagavad Gita: an analytical study/G.P. Das. 11. Problem of moral agency in the Bhagavad Gita/Dinesh Chandra Srivastava. 12. Morality and spirituality in Gita: a critical estimate/Bijayananda Kar. 13. Karma Yoga in Gita as envisaged by Sri Aurobindo/A.K. Singh. 14. Ethics of the Gita/S.C. Panigrahi. 15. Synthesis of science and religion in the Bhagavad Gita/D.N. Yadav. 16. The concept of God in the Bhagavad Gita/Sajiwan Prasad. 17. Revisiting Dharma in the Mahabharata: resolving moral dilemmas/Saroj Kanta Kar. 18. Arjuna's moral dilemma: is it genuine?/Alok Tandan. 19. Polyandry as depicted in the Mahabharata/Rekha Chaturvedi. 20. The concept of spirituality/R.L. Singh.
Ramayana and Mahabharata are regarded as texts generally referred in ethical matters. They contain insights of social behaviour and show the ways of dissolution of moral crisis. Although almost every Indian household possesses them as treasure, their relevance and significance need to be relooked in the contemporary ever-changing world. This book aims to cater to this need of the academics of various disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, psychology and literature, along with the curiosities of the common reader.