By Mandakranta Bose,Sarika Priyadarshini Bose
The R?m?yana, an old epic of India, with audiences throughout gigantic stretches of time and geography, maintains to steer numberless readers socially and morally via its many re-tellings. Made to be had in English for the 1st time, the sixteenth century model provided here's by means of Candr?vat?, a lady poet from Bengal. it's a hugely person rendition as a story instructed from a woman's standpoint which, rather than celebrating masculine heroism, laments the agony of girls stuck within the play of male ego.
This ebook offers a translation and statement at the textual content, with an in depth creation that scrutinizes its social and cultural context and correlates its literary id with its ideological implications. Taken jointly, the narrative and the serious examine provided right here extend the certainty either one of the heritage of women’s self-expression in India and the cultural efficiency of the epic story. The ebook is of curiosity both to scholars and researchers of South Asian narratives, R?m?yana reports and gender issues.
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