this was accepted by later writers, it sounds too much like the usual legendary way of
attributing a personal motive to kings and ministers, and is consistent neither with the
character of Karna as disclosed by unimpeachable testimony, nor with the version given by
the three earliest authorities.
The betrayal of
Gujarat by a Brahmin of culture and position, however, indicates not only the lack of any
consciousness that it was an unforgivable sin to betray one's land to a foreigner but,
worse still, complete unawareness of what the Turkish conquest involved.