AAPAN SARE ARJUN By V P Kale
Arjun, the third amongst the Pandavas, stands for his skill of archery
and is considered as one of the greatest warriors. The distinguished
fighter, however, felt confused when the famous Mahabharat war was about
to begin on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. He turned to his
charioteer, Lord Krishna, for enlightenment. The Lord cleared all his
doubts through the most instructive and interesting discourses that
came to be known as the Bhagvad Gita.
The author believes that in the present times our position is no better
than Arjun. We face various problems in day to day life and like Arjun
can not make up our minds on how to solve them. Ignorance, misrule,
corruption, double standards and many such factors make our mundane life
difficult. The author draws up parallel examples from the Mahabharata
and attempts to offer solutions.
The treatment of the themes in the essays is like that of Art Buchwald
whose humour makes one smile and be serious at the same time.