Welcome to Lesson-8.
This lesson introduces the student to relationships between persons in
a family. In India, one has specific words for specific relationships unlike
in English, a word like Uncle or cousin may be generic and not indicative
of the specific relationship.
The lesson is introduced
through a conversation and a story, much along the lines of the previous
lesson with the Grandfather and the children. The story used here is however
a very important one for people in india, the story of the Mahabharata,
world's longest epic consisting of a hundred thousand slokas.
The story of the Mahabharata
is probably well known to the people of the world but we give a brief
introduction to it here. The glossary included as part of the lesson will
give Sanskrit words for referring to the relationship between people in
story of the Mahabharata (Essentially a short summary)