Slideshow | The story of Ekalavya judged by India’s Supreme Court

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Date visited: 11 July 2021

Dronacharya, Guru of Pandavas and Kauravas in the epic Mahabharata, came in for some harsh contemporary scrutiny in the Supreme Court, with the apex court terming as shameful his action in seeking the right thumb of tribal Eklavya to clear the way for his favourite, Arjun, to emerge as the best archer of the times. […]

The epics of the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Puranas, Samhitas, and other so-called sacred books refer to adivasis as Rakshasha (demons), Vanara (monkeys), Jambuvan (boar men), Naga (serpents), Bhushundi Kaka (crow), Garuda (king of eagles), etc. In medieval India, they were called derogatorily as Kolla, Villa, Kirata, Nishada, and those who surrendered or were subjugated were termed as Dasa (slave) and those who refused to accept the bondage of slavery were termed as Dasyu (a hostile robber).

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