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From Dejection to Action: A Narrative Analysis of the Transformation of Arjuna and Yudhiṣṭhira

Kavita A. Sharma

Conflicts of various kinds constitute an important aspect of the human condition. In everyday life people are frequently put in situations where the choice between available options becomes difficult. In psychological literature, such conflicts are categorized in terms of positive and negative vectors associated with the options. Accordingly a typology of conflicts is created, that is, positive–positive, positive–negative, and negative–negative. Continued or chronic conflicts often become sources of stress and maladjustment. The existential conditions of the modern world pose the challenge before us to analyse the conflicts and ...

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