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The Mahabharata is considered to be an authority in matters of State, government, polity and philosophy. Even though the epic was written centuries ago, the political conflicts described therein resonate strongly with the events of today. There are numerous interpretations of the epic and the events that led to the Great War of Kurukshetra, but there is one particular incident that it is agreed proved to be the final blow in the rivalry between the Kauravas and the Pandavas -- the attempted disrobing (cheerharan) of Draupadi...
When Karl Marx proposed his class conflict theory based on the society prevalent in the 19th century, little did he know that his brainchild would crystallize in a fictional land called Westeros well over a century later. While situating Marxist theory in a TV series, <em>Game of Thrones</em> may seem absurd, the parallels are undeniable.