ACK-026:The Sons of Rama

This title is based on Uttara-Ramacharita of Bhavabhuti. He was an 7th century scholar of India noted for his plays and poetry, written in Sanskrit. His plays are considered equivalent to the works of Kalidas. Bhavabhuti was born in a Deshastha Brahmin family of Padmapura, Vidarbha, central India, in Gondia district, on Maharashtra and MP border. His real name was Srikantha Nilakantha, and he was the son of Nilakantha and Jatukarni.
Uttararamacharita by Bhavabhuti (seventh century) deals with the history of Rama's later life, beginning with his coronation, the abandonment of Sita, and their final reunion. Bhavabhuti says he has only given a dramatic form to the Ramayanakatha of Valmiki. It is true that the main characters and events in this play are drawn from the Valmiki Ramayana, but the changes in characters and happenings Bhavabhuti has made, including the happy end, cannot all be ascribed to the demands of the dramatic form. Bhavabhuti has, in fact, presented the Rama story with a new motivation within an overall design implying purposeful art.

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6 comments:

Anonymous September 20, 2008 at 7:29 PM  

Great! the scans are wonderful and I remember reading this as a kid. How about the "Ramayana"?

How about posting one comic per week?

Keep up the good work.

deepak September 20, 2008 at 8:19 PM  

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They're trying their best here.....please have patience and appreciate what is available.

கோகுல் சத்தியமூர்த்தி September 21, 2008 at 12:15 AM  

Great job, people. Thanks a lot.

Dhaval September 21, 2008 at 12:45 AM  

Nice work and great write-up for the post once again!!

Keep-up Guys..

Prabhat, I really appreciate your efforts, especially when you are busy and you still take time to post regularly..

Anonymous September 21, 2008 at 11:05 PM  

@ Deepak: Sure I understand:)...I will be (I still am) patient....

Anonymous September 25, 2008 at 5:36 AM  

Hey, great website! Any chance you could post "Prahlad"? It's my favorite! Thanks!!

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