By Mandakranta Bose,Sarika Priyadarshini Bose
The R?m?yana, an old epic of India, with audiences throughout substantial stretches of time and geography, maintains to steer numberless readers socially and morally via its many re-tellings. Made on hand in English for the 1st time, the sixteenth century model awarded this is via Candr?vat?, a lady poet from Bengal. it's a hugely person rendition as a story instructed from a woman's perspective which, rather than celebrating masculine heroism, laments the agony of ladies stuck within the play of male ego.
This ebook provides a translation and remark at the textual content, with an in depth advent that scrutinizes its social and cultural context and correlates its literary identification with its ideological implications. Taken jointly, the narrative and the serious research provided right here extend the knowledge either one of the historical past of women’s self-expression in India and the cultural efficiency of the epic story. The e-book is of curiosity both to scholars and researchers of South Asian narratives, R?m?yana stories and gender issues.
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A Woman's Ramayana: Candr?vat?'s Bengali Epic (Routledge Hindu Studies Series) by Mandakranta Bose,Sarika Priyadarshini Bose