Your Best Friend

religionPIYUSH ROY draws from the epics to illustrate the true meaning of what intimate friendship is all about

The ‘liberal’ lifestyle perspectives being coined today can be encountered in the epic Mahabharata, such as libertines,metrosexuals, independent women, feisty transgenders, short affairs, long bromances and more…. If, for a moment, one keeps the holiness of the mahakavya and its characters aside, and reviews it as a gripping tale of human drama only, the Mahabharata could also be savoured as a delightful collation of some truly intense and memorable friendships — on either side of ‘right and wrong’, among the saintly and the sinful — across sexuality, gender and intimacies.


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