Since its inception, the entire world is going crazy over HBO’s famous television series, Game of Thrones. Everyone gets glued to their seats on Sundays when the new episodes arrive, getting addicted to the kind of drama and fantasy that the show presents in front of them.
But, it turns out that we Indians are enjoying this show better than any other country in this world.Wondering how does that happen? Well, it’s because we have seen, sorry, Indian lands have witnessed the same war for the Iron Throne around 311 BC. Most of us have grown up reading Indian epic and cultural stories, like Ramayana and Mahabharat.
However, Mahabharat is that one epic which has a strikingly common connection to Game of Thrones.
Have a look!
Eddard Stark (GoT) | Yudhishtir (Mahabharat)
Like in Mahabharat where Yudhishtir committed a huge mistake, the same happened with Eddard Stark in Game of Thrones. Both of them are ‘virtuous to a fault,’ and have suffered because of it.
Stannis Baratheon (GoT) | Duryodhan (Mahabharat)
Like Stannis Baratheon who believed throne is his birthright, Duryodhan in Mahabharat believed that only he could rule the world. Baratheon and Duryodhan both were similar concerning having an ego problem, and they fought wars to prove themselves right. But eventually lost in the end.
Margaery Tyrell (GoT) | Draupadi (Mahabharat)
Life of Margaery Tyrell in Game of Thrones is quite similar to Draupadi in Mahabharat. Both of them got married into power but faced a lot of misfortune and humiliation. They both have caused a destructive war.
Jon Snow (GoT) | Karna (Mahabharat)
Karna was a warrior, and so is Jon Snow. Both of them didn’t know who their mother was. In fact, both of them belonged to a royal blood family and lived unaware of this.