In his hit movie, Oppenheimer, Christopher Nolan depicts an exchange between Oppenheimer and Einstein in which the two giants of science are shown regretting the hand-over of a capability for ending humanity to an undeserving political class. Whereas Oppenheimer was persuaded by the need to beat Germany to the Bomb, since Germany fell out of the race, the development of the Bomb could have been discontinued. Oppenheimer preferred nuclear energy be placed in the joint hands of the Allies for collective stewardship lest its use in weapons be favoured.
The Mahabharat battle of 18 days must have had lakhs or thousands die. Just for the pride and possesion of a few privileged chosen ones on both sides. Yes these special ones atleast were themselves in the field facing dangers of risk of injury and death.
With petty politicians today having their hand on WMD buttons,with no risk to their own life and limb and jingoistic nationalism in the air,reason and people do not matter.Weopons Industry a partner to the chosen few.
Time to put Mahabharat in perspective .Not anything great but unfair if not a stupid road map to hold.