Indian Literature

by: Lindy, Cj, and Jordan

Gupta writers created many kinds of literary works including Poetry, fables, and folktales. Many people gathered to watch the plays they wrote which included comedies and dramas. They were other forms of writing which include Hindu law and religion. The Puranas described many Hindu legends. These sacred texts were passed down orally.


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The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata or Great work in English, is a poem made over hundreds of years. It reached its final form in the Gupta era. Its themes relate to Hindu values and the battle between Good and Evil. The Bhagavad Gita is part of the Mahabharata. The famous Arabian tale about Aladdin and his magic lamp was inspired by a Gupta folktale. It is the most beautiful works of Hinduism.


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