Though Freud never overtly refers to the Mahābhārata, many of the Sanskrit epic's themes are illuminated by Freud's thought and, conversely, many incidents in the epic can be used to illustrate Freud's theories. In this work, Alf Hiltebeitel offers what he calls a 'pointillist introduction' to a new theory about the Mahābhārata based on Freud.
Introduction: The Mahabharata and Freud's "The 'Uncanny'" A short introduction to Freud's Mahabharata through the Pandavas' Mother Kunti Two times three dead mother texts: dead mothers and nascent goddesses Uncanny domesticities: nascent goddesses in the baseline Mahabharata Kali and Aravan-Kuttantavar: rethinking Bose's Oedipus mother Moses and Monotheism and the Mahabharata: trauma, loss of memory, and the return of the repressed.
Previously issued in print: 2018. Includes bibliographical references. Description based on print version record.