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| Published: April 25, 2021

A Study on Epic Mahabharata’s Character ‘Karna’ In Psychological Context of Narcissism

Deepti Priya

Freelancer, Field in Psychology & Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal (PhD Psychology), India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.019.20210902

DOI: 10.25215/0902.019

ABSTRACT

Gita and Mahabharat are believed to be an essence of the Upanishads. The teachings of the three great epics are quite similar to the assignment of a mental health services. The dynamics of conflicts and resolution mentioned in the discourse of the epic between different characters are close as of the internal combustion of an individual and the process of cognitive behavioral therapy. The internal dissonance erupted in the character of ‘Karna’ are much of a muchness with a victim of Narcissistic abuse. The humiliation, emotional abuse, abandonment, coldness in love and manipulation Karna faced throughout his life are studied under narcissistic context in the present paper. The present article briefly discusses some of the parallels between Karna and that of a co-narcissist.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.019.20210902

10.25215/0902.019

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 2, April-June, 2021