Kurus are Kauravas and Pandavas.I bought the book The Mahabharatha A Child's View by Samhita Arni from the book exhibition held at my company.Surprisingly I always find many children books in book exhibition organised by my company's library.May be these books are considered as stress busters.
The book starts with santanu the ancestor of Kurus.The writer is good at all the famous epics.The reason for her to write a child view on Mahabharatha is because it is so evil.
The family tree of kurus is like this:-
Pandu+Kunthi-->Yudhishtira,Bhima,Arjuna ; Pandu+Madri-->Nakula,Sahadeva
Abhimanyu+Uttara-->Parikshit (the last kuru)
Other Associates :-
The attrractive aspect of Mahabharatha is it's elements are very much interlinked for ex:- Concept of Astras,Death of Karna,Bhishma...
It is an embodiment of human feelings.Like
(1)Thirst for Power ,Egoism--> The reason for the great war.
(2)Jealousy --> Arjuna ,Ekalavya's story.
(3)Sacrifice --> Ekalavya giving Guru Dakshina,Karna's great deeds.
(4)Wisdom --> Lord Krishna mentoring Arjuna,Bhishma.
(6)Above all, Stupidity --> Einstein said "There are two infinite things.One is Universe the other is man's stupidity.I am not sure about the former."
Dharmaraja continues playing the game anf finally brings problems to pandavas and Draupadi.Dhritarashtra allows his son to carry on all stupid deeds like a big stupid.
Above all Although every one knows that war only results in disturbance and imbalance it occured just because of sheer stupidity.
Did man overcome his stupidity after reading Mahabharata?
A big NO.If so, there wouldn't have been Gujarat riots,Mumbai train blasts,Hyderabad twin blasts, world wars,9/11 's ,mayhem in Iraq ....an endless list.
and many more...