FROM ANCIENT EPICS TO MODERN NARRATIVES: CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE'S ENGAGEMENT WITH RAMAYANA AND MAHABHARATA

Authors

  • Dr. Mrinalini P. Thaker Associate Professor, KSN Kansagara Mahila College, Rajkot (Gujarat)

Keywords:

Ramanayana, Mahabharat, ModernNarratives, Contemporary, AmishTripathi, Shubha Vilas, Amish Tripathi, ChitraBanerjeeDivakaruni

Abstract

The paper explores how contemporary literature has engaged with and reimagined the ancient  Sanatan(Hindu) epics,  Ramayana and Mahabharata. The paper delves into the transformative journey of these timeless tales from their traditional forms to the diverse and innovative narratives found in modern literature. The paper also discusses how modern adaptations or retellings of Ramayana and Mahabharata in contemporary literature serve several purposes, with special reference to four contemporary works namely, "Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta" by Amish Tripathi, "Ramayana: The Game of Life" a book series written by Shubha Vilas and "Sita: Warrior of Mithila" by Amish Tripathi and "The Palace of Illusions" by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.

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Published

15-05-2023

How to Cite

Dr. Mrinalini P. Thaker. (2023). FROM ANCIENT EPICS TO MODERN NARRATIVES: CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE’S ENGAGEMENT WITH RAMAYANA AND MAHABHARATA. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 9(5). Retrieved from http://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/2735