IT is not really difficult to attempt a comparison between the Indian and Greek epics. Anyone who has read
Ramayana, Mahabharata, Iliad and Odyssey cannot avoid doing it in his mind. Some, in fact, who have made their evaluation on paper have seen their works published in journals and quarterlies. But what appears to be a fairly surmountable undertaking becomes, in truth, quite a challenge when one considers the pitfalls into which one could plunge with a bit of carelessness.