March 5, 2017

A Woman's Ramayana: Candr?vat?'s Bengali Epic (Routledge by Mandakranta Bose,Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

By Mandakranta Bose,Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

The R?m?yana, an historic epic of India, with audiences throughout tremendous stretches of time and geography, keeps 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 awarded this is by way of Candr?vat?, a lady poet from Bengal. it's a hugely person rendition as a story informed from a woman's standpoint which, rather than celebrating masculine heroism, laments the discomfort of girls stuck within the play of male ego.

This e-book offers a translation and remark at the textual content, with an intensive advent that scrutinizes its social and cultural context and correlates its literary identification with its ideological implications. Taken jointly, the narrative and the severe examine 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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