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[Great heroes and mighty kings] have had to give up their glory; we have seen the deaths of [demigods and demons]; the oceans have dried up; mountains have crumbled; the Pole Star is shaken; the Earth founders; the gods perish. I am like a frog in a dry well.
Basham quoted that when talking of how pessimistic Hinduism had become during a time of great change when tribes were being absorbed (the middle centuries of the first millennium BC).
We relive King Brihadratha’s trauma today.
Basham, A.L. The Wonder That was India. London: Picador, 2004. 248-249. Print.