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Fate, Predestination &
Human Action in the Mahabharata
A Study in the History of Ideas
By Peter Hill
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Ltd
This study explores the history of ideas concerning karma, predestination, fate, and the efficacy of action in India's great epic, the Mahabharata. The chapters are: Karma: An Ideal Compromise or Fate Disguised? Predestination: The Power of the Gods. Impersonal Fate: The Powerf of the Mysterious Beyond. Human Action: The Power of Man. The Bhagavadgita: God's Might & Man's Freedom. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.