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Sundara Kãnda: Hanuman's Odyssey

by BS Murthy  IN India

January 9, 2016   |    1,181 reads    |   0 comments

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Sundara Kãnda: Hanuman's Odyssey (book) by BS MurthyIf Mahabharata's Bhagvad-Gita is taken as a philosophical guide, Ramayana's Sundara Kãnda is sought for spiritual solace; many believe reading it or hearing it recited would remove all hurdles and usher in good tidings! Miracles apart, it's in the nature of this epic to inculcate fortitude and generate hope in man for it’s a depiction of how Hanuman goes about his errand against all odds. Besides, it portrays how Seetha, on the verge of self-immolation, overcomes despair to see life in a new light?
With rhythm of its verse and the flow of the narrative this sloka to sloka transcreation of the canto beautiful of Valmiki's adi kavya - the foremost poetical composition in the world, Hanuman's Odyssey that paves the way for Rama to rescue his kidnapped wife is bound to charm the readers and listeners alike. Besides, it was the forerunner of the magic realism of our times – “Gripped she then him by shadow / Cast which Hanuman coast to coast, Recalled he in dismay then / What Sugreev said at outset / That one fiend had aptitude / To grip its prey by mere shadow.”

About The Author

Born Aug 1948 and schooled in letter writing, I’m the author of Benign Flame: Saga of Love, Jewel-less Crown:: Saga of Life, Crossing the Mirage: Passing through youth (plot and character driven novels all), Glaring Shadow: A stream of consciousness novel, Prey on the Prowl: A Crime Novel and Onto the Stage: 'Slighted Souls' and other stage and radio plays besides Stories Varied – A Book of short Stories. All these were borne out of my conviction that for fiction to impact readers, it should be the soulful rendering of characters rooted in their native soil but not the hotchpotch... more

Other books by BS Murthy

Stories Varied (book) by BS Murthy
Jewel-less Crown: Saga of Life (book) by BS Murthy
Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help (book) by BS Murthy
Crossing the Mirage - Passing through Youth (book) by BS Murthy

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