Return to Coronet Books main page

Fate, Predestination &
Human Action in the Mahabharata
A Study in the History of Ideas

By Peter Hill
September 2001
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 81-215-0855-X
425 pages
$47.50 hardcover

This study explores the history of ideas concerning karma, predestination, fate, and the efficacy of action in India's great epic, the Mahabharata. The chapters are: Karma: An Ideal Compromise or Fate Disguised? Predestination: The Power of the Gods. Impersonal Fate: The Powerf of the Mysterious Beyond. Human Action: The Power of Man. The Bhagavadgita: God's Might & Man's Freedom. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index.