Saturday, 24 September 2016

The epic in rhythm : 'The Battle Royale'

The epic in rhythm : 'The Battle Royale'

'Kurukshetra', a masterpiece of ideas and thoughts, is an epic-in-miniature on war and peace. It reveals the heroic India to the world, an India hitherto in oblivion. This rendering aims to apprise the English readers about the ideas treasured in this modern epic of Dinkar who is held in the highest esteem for the depth of his vision, imagination and thought.

Dinkar, regarded as the 'sun' of modern Hindi poetry, is one of the greatest poets and thinkers of his time, who was hailed as a ‘Rashtrakavi’. Winner of many awards and honours including Sahitya Academi Award, Padma Bhushan, and Bharatiya Jnanpith. His prominent works include ‘Urvashi’, ‘Kurukshetra’, ‘Hunkar’, ‘Parshuram ki Pratiksha’, ‘Sanskriti ke Char Adhyaya’, etc.

Read this rhyming, mini-epic adapted from Ramdhari Singh Dinkar's highly acclaimed Hindi book 'Kurukshetra' by Dr. Shachi Kant and Dr. Raman P. Singh.

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