Argument and Design features fifteen essays by leading scholars of the Sanskrit epics, the Mah bh rata and the R m ya a, discussing the Mah bh rata s up khy nas, subtales that branch off from the central storyline and provide vantage points for reflecting on itContributors include Vishwa Adluri, Joydeep Bagchee, Greg Bailey, Adam Bowles, Simon Brodbeck, Nicolas Dejenne, Sally J Sutherland Goldman, Robert P Goldman, Alf Hiltebeitel, Thennilapuram Mahadevan, Adheesh Sathaye, Bruce M Sullivan, and Fernando Wulff AlonsoBrill s Indological library, volume