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Ancient Sanskrit Poem Offers Lessons for Modern War

Among the world's canon of great stories of war - Virgil's "Aeneid", "Gone with the Wind", "War and Peace" - the longest epic is "The Mahabharata". The 200,000-line Sanskrit poem tells the story of a great war between two sets of cousins for control of the ancient Indian empire. Thirty years ago, director Peter Brook staged "The Mahabharata", in what came to be known as one of the great theater events of the 20th century: a nine-hour...

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