Rama, Lakshmana and Sita chance upon Valmiki's ashram in the
forest. But what is the shudra Shambuka doing there? As Duryodhana
lies dying on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, he reflects on all
that brought the world to this pass, his guilt and that of his
enemies, his loyalties and those of his friends and allies. As the
story flashes back and forth on the last moments of the Great War,
dharma and adharma merge and blur. In the forest, during the... more...