Is it illegal if I use religious material in writing my novel?
I have a serious problem. I am going to start writing a novel and it contains material from another religion. Something like this: my book involves Moses vs Pharaoh. Moses is only a mentor and not the main character.
Now, is this illegal?
P.S = My book isn't actually about the above plot, but is similar but draws elements from another religion.
EDIT : I am writing a novel which includes a character called Ravana from the Hindu literary text called Ramayanaya( see Wikipedia article Ramayanaya ). Now, if I were to publish this, would I be framed by the law? I live in India where the Ramayanaya originated.