Epics out of proportion
Over at Varnam, JK has pithy on a commenter:
T.R.Ramaswami: Would you not also classify epics like the Mahabharatha and Ramayana, whose historic authencity is doubtful and also other religious texts as instruments for political and social control?
JK: No. Socialism has been used for political and social control in India. [Varnam]