Untitled Document
Hello Guest
Contact Us


.
0 Books
Untitled Document

       Agrarian Studies
       Ambedkar
       Ancient History
       Anthropology
       Art / Architecture / Archaeology
       Auto Biographies
       Career/profession
       Central Asia
       Cinema
       Civil Society
       Colonialism
       Cultural Studies
       Dalits
       Defence & Strategic Studies
       Diaspora
       Disability
       Economic History
       Environment / Ecology
       Fiction
       Folklore
       Food Science
       Gender
       Globalisation
       Hinduism
       History Of Medicine
       History Of Science And Technology
       Identity
       International Relations
       Islam
       Jainism
       Literature / Language / Linguistics
       Maritime History
       Marketing
       Medieval History
       Meditation
       Modern History
       Narrative History
       Nepal
       Numismatics
       Pakistan
       Parenting
       Partition
       Performing Arts
       Policy Studies
       Politics
       Postmodernism
       Poultry
       Psychoanalysis
       Race Relations
       Reference
       Religion & Philosophy
       Rituals
       Sikhism
       Social History
       Sociology
       Southeastasia
       Sri Lanka
       Sufism
       Terrorism
       Tibet
       Tribals

 


Customercare














Title : Bichitra Ramayana: A Voice from Wilderness
Author : Siddheswar Das (Author), Basant Kumar Tripathy (tr.)
Edition : HardBack
ISBN : 9789388540988
Pages : 400
Year of Pub : 2020
Price : Rs 1,550.00
   
 
 
The first-ever Ramayana to be written in a regional language, the Bichitra Ramayana claims a special place in the larger tradition of Ramayana writing as much for its independent retelling practice as for its indigenous, secular distinctiveness. Originally written in Odia in the mid-fifteenth century by Siddheswar Das (later known as Sarala Das), it owes its origins to the ‘Uttarakanda’ of Valmiki Ramayana. Its great departure and divergence from the master text shows that it has an agenda and politics of its own, demonstrated so powerfully that it makes the original invisible.
Rich with folklore and legends and composed in the oral tradition, the Bichitra declares itself as a text for the layman. The voice of the common people supercedes the voice of the wise; the natural replaces the rational; the religious paradigm is substituted by a secular identity, and the mind is overtaken by the heart.
The chief attraction of the Bichitra is the issue related to the position of women in a patriarchal society and the relationship between the two sexes. Siddheswar offers them freedom on a silver platter. He makes Sita the central character who is not merely a moral or socio-cultural touchstone. He fills the cowherd woman with courage to fight for her individual liberty, even if it leads to licentiousness. He allows Kausalya to rebuke Rama harshly for his misdemeanour.
Written by a Shudra poet with an humble background and no formal education, the Bichitra Ramayana is a classic of Odia literature.

 

Untitled Document

MANOHAR
 

 

Manohar Publishers & Distributors

4753/23 Ansari Road, Daryaganj,
New Delhi - 110002, India
Tel - 91-11-23284848, 23289100


     
     
About Books Others

- Manohar Publishers & Distributors
- Manohar Book Service
- Publish with Us

- Media

- Latest from Manohar
- Forthcoming Titles
- Routledge India Originals
- New Arrivals from Abroad
- Manohar Exclusives
- Reprint Titles


- Login
- New User Registration
- View Cart
- Contact Us

© 2016, Manohar Publishers & Distributors