In This paper, Harshvardhan Bhalla focuses on the dharma as defined in Markandeye Puran with respect to the objectives of human existence – four Purusharthas.
Prof R Parthasarathy discusses the concept of Yuga and time scales in the Puranas.
Devi Mahatmya – Shumbha, Narayani Stuti, Phala Shruti, Conclusion
Devi Mahatmya Part III deals with the sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth chapters, referencing the translation of Markandeya Purana by Dr. Bibek Debroy
Markandeya Purana was composed no later than the 4th century CE, and the Devi Mahatmya most likely by the 6th century CE.