By Mandakranta Bose,Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

The R?m?yana, an historical epic of India, with audiences throughout gigantic stretches of time and geography, maintains to persuade numberless readers socially and morally via its many re-tellings. Made on hand 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 advised from a woman's viewpoint which, rather than celebrating masculine heroism, laments the soreness of girls stuck within the play of male ego.

This ebook provides a translation and observation 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 serious learn provided right here extend the knowledge either one of the heritage 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 experiences and gender issues.

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