Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Jadavpur University (Department of Comparative Literature), Kolkata has just published (2013) the book Retelling As Interpretation: An Essay on Sarala Mahabharata (123 pages), which contains my essay with the same title, responses to it by Professor Pratap Bandyopadhyay (Literature), Professor Vrinda Dalmiya (Philosophy), Professor Syed A. Sayeed (Philosophy), my response to these, and the piece "By Way of Conclusion" by Professor Ipshita Chanda (Literature). Most of the stories from Sarala Mahabharata discussed here have not been part of Introducing Saaralaa Mahaabhaarata and of this blog.


Sanjay Gopinath said...

Sir, I am interested to getting these two books - Retelling As Interpretation: An Essay on Sarala Mahabharata and Introducing Sararalaa Mahaabharataa. Are they both in English ? Where can i procure this in Bangalore or Bhubaneswar ? or online ?

B.N.Patnaik said...

You can get "Retelling..." from the Dept. of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata and "Introducing..." from Central Institute of Indian Languages, Manasagangotri, Mysore. These are institute / university publications and are not available in the market. By the way, do you live in Bangalore? If so, getting it from Mysore may not be very difficult. These are not available online yet (I do not know when they will be! The copyright is the publishers'.). If you give me your email id, I will mail you a paper of mine on the Kurukshetra War.

Midas Naard said...

Sir, I have just requested a friend of mine, who is also Comparative Literature graduate from JU, to get a copy of "Reteling..". If it not too much trouble would love to get my hands on your Kurukshetra War paper.

My email Id: terminator.ad@gmail.com

Many thanks in advance.

B.N.Patnaik said...

Thanks for your interest. I am out of town and will be back in Bangalore the day after tomorrow. I will send you that article the same evening.

rajesh kumar saini said...

Hello Sir, i have started reading mahabharat and having interest in reading it more. could u please share your articles so that i can read them to pep up my knowledge. my email address is rajesh.vitboy@gmail.com .
Thanks in advance.