A Woman's Ramayana: Candr?vat?'s Bengali Epic (Routledge - download pdf or read online

By Mandakranta Bose,Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

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

This e-book offers a translation and statement at the textual content, with an intensive advent that scrutinizes its social and cultural context and correlates its literary id with its ideological implications. Taken jointly, the narrative and the serious research provided the following extend the certainty either one of the historical past of women’s self-expression in India and the cultural efficiency of the epic story. The publication is of curiosity both to scholars and researchers of South Asian narratives, R?m?yana experiences and gender issues.

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