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The longer of the two great Indian epics, the Mahabharata has always had religious importance, as the Imperial Gazetteer notes; the Imperial Gazetteer also discusses its important place in early Sanskrit literature. Kesari Mohan Ganguli's translation (1883-96), which is early enough so that Dr. Ambedkar might have known it, is now available online.

Professor Rachel McDermott looks at how untouchables are represented in important scripture such as the Mahabharata.