Indian Literature has a rich mythology all its own, written primarily by Vedas, or poets. Vedic (Sanskrit) literature is similar in purpose to the Hebrew book of Proverbs, but far more voluminous and detailed, including poems and instructions on agriculture, mythology, philosophy, religion, and even medical practices. Although the oldest of these sacred texts dates from 1500 BC, the most recent additions to the body of work date as recently as the 14th century AD.
For a short introduction into the Vedic scripts, head over to read the Brihat Samhita, a veterinary tract written by a Varahamihira in the 6th century AD. Note how he combines elements of veterinary science and the mythology of elephants (Remember: Ganesha is an elephant deity!). Afterwards, click the link to the Bhagavad Gita, where we'll read the great moral discourse between Krishna and Arjuna in the midst of battle.
Below you'll also find a version of the Ramayana, an Indian fairytale. This version is adapted from Burnett's Little Princess!
Here is the video we didn't quite get to this week: http://www.learner.org/courses/worldlit/gita/watch/
Book 1, Ch. 32 (149-154) "On Earthquakes"
Bhagavad Gita, p.9-29
Note: Sanjaya is functioning as the narrator.