What can an old story of Adi Shankaracharya tell us about narrative wars and anger? Well, he was a renowned philosopher, so it is possible that he can teach a few things about human emotion of anger too! Besides he kept engaging some of the most formidable scholars of his time in debates. So it is obvious that we can learn a lot about narrative and narrative building from his work!
This story of Adi Shankaracharya, Bharti Mishra, and Mandan Mishra can be found on the website of Saharsa(https://saharsa.nic.in/places-of-interest/). The place where this debate occurred is a tourist attraction today. Saharsa also happens to be the area that was visited by Gautam Buddha during his travels. You can read more about Adi Shankaracharya and Indian Philosophy and I’ve provided a few links (affiliate links of course) below.
1. Jagadguru Shri Shankaracharya (Hindi) by Deendayal Upadhyay, Kindle Edition – https://amzn.to/36jK9bB
2. Adi Shankaracharya by Pavan K Verma – https://amzn.to/3I6edoc