It has, nevertheless, an important place within the Hindu tradition.
Arjuna is a warrior, about to join his brothers in a war between two branches of a royal family which would involve killing many of his friends and relatives.
Now going back to the days of Veda Vyasa which is the time period of Mahabharata, once there was a 14 year old drought on the banks of the Saraswati river then.
River Saraswati was one of the largest rivers which flowed through the northern India in the days pre-dating Mahabharata.
And my gut feeling is that these texts will also reveal answers to a lot of problems in the modern science and in the modern world.
The women of Rigveda are quite outspoken and appear more sexually confident than men, in the text.
Now we realize that vedas are like modern encyclopedia but in a grand sense, that they have collections of these hymns categorized and organized, just like the way encyclopedia has collected knowledge on Relativity, Quantum Mechanics etc.