LET’S TAKE A TRIP TO INDIA…
        BUT WAIT, I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT INDIA
                           GROUP 5




Bro...
WELL… LET’S LEARN ABOUT INDIA THEN

    I’ve heard some terms from India before…

    let’s learn about dharma, and I sho...
SO ABOUT HUNDRED QUESTIONS… AND WHO
        ARE THE PANDAVA BROTHERS?
Hundred Questions is from the Mahabharata, which is ...
OKAY SO WHAT’S THE THEME OF THIS STORY?


    The theme of Hundred Questions is the difference between

    listening and...
AND ABOUT THE STORY, WHAT’S UP WITH THE
RIDDLES?


    The purpose of the yaksha’s riddles was to

    test Yudhishtira’s...
SO WHAT’S THE LESSON?
    In quot;Hundred Questions,quot; we see the contrast

    between respecting gods and defying th...
DHARMA…. WHAT?
    Dharma is a concept that is hard to explain in

    English, because there is really no synonym.
    D...
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  1. 1. LET’S TAKE A TRIP TO INDIA… BUT WAIT, I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT INDIA GROUP 5 Brooke Tenison Lauren Sion Nic Nee Picture from: Microsoft Clip Art Ali Jacobs
  2. 2. WELL… LET’S LEARN ABOUT INDIA THEN I’ve heard some terms from India before…  let’s learn about dharma, and I should do something else, too. Let’s read a book from India that  showcases the culture and values of the region.  I heard that Hundred Questions is a good Picture from: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_OrPiYD1RcAs/R9IsRqdRNqI/AAAAAAAABfM/d54aMxSpBwM/s320/Mahabharata+Pandavas+and+Dog.jp one. g
  3. 3. SO ABOUT HUNDRED QUESTIONS… AND WHO ARE THE PANDAVA BROTHERS? Hundred Questions is from the Mahabharata, which is a Hindu epic. Hundred Questions is about the Five Pandava Brothers. The Five Pandava Brothers are a poignant and key element in Indian literature. The story revolves around the five acknowledged sons of Pandu: Yudhishtira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva. They were all married to the same woman, Draupadi. Together they fought in a war against their cousins, the Kauravas, and the climatic element of the tale was the Battle of Kurukshetra, where the brothers prevailed. Brotherhood, truthfulness, filial piety, and the objectification of women are all prevalent themes of this cultural story depicting the trials and tribulations of five acclaimed brothers surviving in their fictional world, teaching morals and lessons to the Indian people. Picture from: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_OrPiYD1RcAs/R9IsRqdRNqI/AAAAAAAABfM/d54aMxSpBwM/s320/Mahabharata+Pandavas+and+Dog.jpg Information from: http://www.indianetzone.com/13/pandava.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pandavas
  4. 4. OKAY SO WHAT’S THE THEME OF THIS STORY? The theme of Hundred Questions is the difference between  listening and hearing. The first four brothers in the story did not listen to the yaksha, and died for it. The last brother, Yudhishtira ignored his thirst, listened to the yaksha, and answered all of the yaksha’s questions correctly. Another theme was filial piety. When the yaksha told Yudhishtira  he could chose one brother to revive, he chose the brother from his father’s second wife. His reasoning behind this was he wanted both of his mothers to have one son.
  5. 5. AND ABOUT THE STORY, WHAT’S UP WITH THE RIDDLES? The purpose of the yaksha’s riddles was to  test Yudhishtira’s knowledge, character, quickness of wit, and endurance
  6. 6. SO WHAT’S THE LESSON? In quot;Hundred Questions,quot; we see the contrast  between respecting gods and defying them. The first four brothers disregard the voice warning them not to drink from the pond, and all of them faced the consequence of death. However, the humble Yudhistira showed respect for the yaksha, and was eventually rewarded for this. quot;Hundred Questionsquot; also involves the concept of dharma. Yudhistira is a hero, but not based on the usual characteristics of a hero. He just properly fulfills his dharma by answering the questions asked, and great things come to him.
  7. 7. DHARMA…. WHAT? Dharma is a concept that is hard to explain in  English, because there is really no synonym. Dharma is a way of life. It explains the natural rules and laws of the universe. Each person has set duties that make up their dharma. Anything that helps humans reach god and find happiness is known as dharma, while that which prevents humans from reaching god is called adharma. In the story “Hundred Questions,” the Pandavas represent dharma while the Kauravas stand for adharma.
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