Indian epic poetry

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  • Essay On Indian English Literature

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    Introduction to Indian writing in English, inclusive of fiction: Indian English Literature is defined as the contribution of Indian writers to the Literature in English. With the consolidation of the British power in India, English, the language of rulers also began to exercise its influence on the intellectuals of the country. To the educated people, English language is a gateway to western knowledge. English provided a window for the Indian intellectuals to have a look at the wide world. Indian English

  • Compare And Contrast Mahabharata And Indian Epic

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    The Indian Epics contrast very remarkably from that portrayed in Western lands, revealing majesty of the Lord when he manifested in to the world in human form. Mahakavya (epics) known as a genre of Indian epic poetry in classical Sanskrit and earliest form of Indian literature influences the religious and cultural life of the whole India and much of Asia. These two main epic poems of Hinduism include, the Ramayana (The Story of Rama) and the Mahabharata (The Great Epic of India). Beside the question

  • A Comparison of the Kalidasa and Braj Version of Śakuntalā Essay

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    Śakuntalā has oftentimes been adapted and translated in order to conform with the demands of the people. Prevailing genres and cultural aspects were added to the play each time, allowing for the insertion of contemporary dynamics or themes. Contrasting individuals, both affluent and poor, would modify plot points, as well as characters themselves, providing historians with unique manifestations of the same play. The Braj version (1716) of the play Śakuntalā preserved the longevity of the text

  • What Is The Theme Of The Mahabharata

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    TOP 15 BOOKS ON MAHABHARATA Mahabharata is the longest epic poem ever written ans is one of the most important text of Hindu faith. The name itself explains it as the Takle of the Bharat Dynasty and is a mythological history of India. 1. The Palace of Illusions By Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni This book is a remagination of the famous Indian epic, the Mahabharata from the point of view of a strong woman- Paanchali, the wife of the legendary Pandavas brothers. Takes us back to the time that half history

  • The Epic Of The Ramayana

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    The Ramayana is a text that plays a major significance in the Hindu tradition. It was written by a Sage named Valmiki between the fifth and fourth century BC. The Ramayana belongs to the genre “Itihasa” which is the combination of history and myth. It plays a significant role in the lives of most Hindu’s particularly because of the protagonist Ram. Ram, in the traditional telling of the Ramayana is depicted as a man who is loyal and trustworthy. However, in Paley’s adaptation, Ram is the antagonist

  • Culture Is Defined As The Internet And Mass Media

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    perceived only with visuals, poetry plays a considerable amount of role in the representation of a culture. Why does poetry have the ability to fully portray a culture? Poetry have the ability to ‘display’ a culture due to the fact that a poet who writes poems about a certain culture ‘usually’ had either encountered the culture themselves or practice the culture and the customs in their daily life. This statement is similar to what Ava McCall said in her articles “Using Poetry in Social Studies Classes

  • Ramayana: Rāma and Lakṣmaṇa Essay

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    One of the most striking relationships throughout the entire Rāmāyaṇa is that between India's epic hero Rāma and his half-brother Lakṣmaṇa. What is interesting about this affair is Lakṣmaṇa's pure fidelity toward his brother and all his goals. While Rāma is the king on leave throughout most of the Hindu epic, Lakṣmaṇa acts more or less as his royal servant and bodyguard of his most prized possession, that being Rāma's wife, Sītā. Interestingly enough, Lakṣmaṇa is very much an intelligent being

  • Perspective Of Panchali

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    powerful and independent woman, an equal to the men and not subservient. She presents Panchali’s life as a series of choices made by her and giving her a voice in the overwhelmingly patriarchal society that was ancient India. Divakaruni interprets the epic – Mahabharat which provides a complete narrative. She gives a stronger role to the women of the story, and portrays them as equals in society. This paper aims at the new perspective given to Panchali by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Draupadi has been

  • Analysis Of A Lock Of Hair And A Wounded Heart

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    excellent example of satire. He parodies the upper classes favorite literature (epic, heroic poetry) to mock the absurdity and irrationality of the upper class. Using the common tropes of divine intervention, hyperbole, and lofty language, a gleefully sarcastic tone emerges to allow the reader to see through the faux seriousness regarding the loss of a strand of hair from a noble woman. In numerous works of epic poetry and that of the classic style, an invocation to divine spirits and gods invited

  • Similarities Between Rama And Gilgamesh

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    cultures are interconnected and share ideas. From reading the Epic of Gilgamesh we can begin to understand the values help by ancient Mesopotamian society. By reading the Ramayana we can analysis the religion and world view of Hinduism. Many ancient stories seem to parallel each other. Although stories are written in diverse cultures, there tend to be likenesses, especially between the protagonists. This is true with the stories of the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Ramayana when it comes to the depictions