by Peter Brook
Here, now, are the Rules of Engagement for the Kurukshetra War; they appear on page 257 of Sons of Gods:
And yet: in the course of the war just about every one of these rules are broken; in fact, all of them, except for number 6. And broken not only by the villains, but by the heroes. The "good guys" use every dirty trick in the book: because they must win to restore righteousness. They use underhand, unfair, despicable tactics -- and they are egged on and encouraged to do so by Krishna who is, of course, the Incarnation of God.
Does the end justify the means?That is one of the debatable questions posed by the Mahabharata.My statcounter tells me that most of the readers of this blog are Indians. You know the story. I'd love to hear from you -- tell me what you think!