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For Indians, it was easy to relate to HBO's series Game Of Thrones since its inception. They understood the plots, strategies, and character sketch more easily and profoundly than anyone else. At some places, they even predicted the scenes before they actually happened on-screen and to my surprise, all happened exactly the way they explained. I'm sure the same thing could've happened to many Indians.
And all this because they've known the Game of Thrones way before it was created. Yes! And their version of it is more iconic, less complex and has a cultural value. Indians value their holy scriptures like Mahabharat, Ramayana et al.
The reason is simple, all the lead characters in the Game of Thrones are quite similar to that of Mahabharat's major characters. We're bringing to you those qualities and characters which have profound and philosophical level connection with each other.
They both have a common approach, and that's leading from the back. Littlefinger and Shakuni both are 'ingenious politicians,' and there's nothing in the world above their cunning tactics. They sound like having a less significant, but they're the one possess bigger endgame in mind.
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Like in Mahabharat where Yudhishtir committed a huge mistake, the same happened with Eddard Stark in Game of Thrones. Both of them are 'virtuous to a fault,' and have suffered because of it.
Be it GoT's Stark or Mahabharat's Yudhishtir, both of them had lost everything to trust.
They're free from boundaries. Varys in GoT and Shikhandi in Mahabharat have no particular gender. The best part about their similarities is they both waited for a long time to get what they wanted. Patience is their middle name.
Like Stannis Baratheon who believed throne is his birthright, Duryodhan in Mahabharat believed that only he could rule the world. Baratheon and Duryodhan both were similar concerning having an ego problem, and they fought wars to prove themselves right. But eventually lost in the end.
Life of Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones is quite similar to Draupadi in Mahabharat. Both of them got married into power but faced a lot of misfortune and humiliation. They both have caused a destructive war.
Karna was a warrior, and so was Jon Snow. Both of them didn't know who their mother was. In fact, both of them belonged to a royal blood family and lived unaware of this.
Be it Kunti or Khaleesi (Daenerys Targaryen), both of them took charge of the situation, and their children were their powers. They stayed dignified in most adverse conditions also. Both of them had to leave their first child.
Focused and Eager to learn more things. Arya Stark in Game of Thrones and Arjun in Mahabharat have played one of the most crucial roles. Both of them in their life traveled a lot to learn warfare and had scores to settle.
Born to rule Tyrion from Game of Thrones and Krishna from Mahabharat could've become leaders, but they're wise souls, and they believe in keeping the world at peace. They're great in making strategies, were capable of ruling, and got loved by everyone.
So, what do you think of these similarities? Share your views in the comment.
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