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If the tradition of the Mahakavya has been reestablished in 20th Century Kannada Literature, much of the credit should go to Kuvempu's Shri Ramayana Darshanam which exploded the popular belief that the age of the epic is over. A monumental epic penned by Kuvempu. The work is as much a product of individual sadhana as of the profound influence of Indian thought as a whole. If the tradition of the Mahakavya has been reestablished in 20th Century Kannada Literature, much of the credit should go to Kuvempu's Shri Ramayana Darshanam which exploded the popular belief that the age of the epic is over. A monumental epic penned by Kuvempu. The work is as much a product of individual sadhana as of the profound influence of Indian thought as a whole. This is the most popular work and the magnum opus by Kuvempu in Kannada based on the Hindu epic Ramayana. It earned him many distinctions including the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Jnanapeeth award in 1967.


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If the tradition of the Mahakavya has been reestablished in 20th Century Kannada Literature, much of the credit should go to Kuvempu's Shri Ramayana Darshanam which exploded the popular belief that the age of the epic is over. A monumental epic penned by Kuvempu. The work is as much a product of individual sadhana as of the profound influence of Indian thought as a whole. If the tradition of the Mahakavya has been reestablished in 20th Century Kannada Literature, much of the credit should go to Kuvempu's Shri Ramayana Darshanam which exploded the popular belief that the age of the epic is over. A monumental epic penned by Kuvempu. The work is as much a product of individual sadhana as of the profound influence of Indian thought as a whole. This is the most popular work and the magnum opus by Kuvempu in Kannada based on the Hindu epic Ramayana. It earned him many distinctions including the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Jnanapeeth award in 1967.

30 review for Sri Ramayana Darshanam: A Prose Form

  1. 5 out of 5

    Deepthi

    No doubt a Master piece!!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Veena Jagadeesh

    ramayana book

  3. 4 out of 5

    Santhosha V

    A grand and magnificent epic. Hats off to translation

  4. 5 out of 5

    Naveen

    great epic retold in marvelous way...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Praveen Shirigeri

    ಅದ್ಭುತ.

  6. 5 out of 5

    ಸುನೀಲ್

    ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದ-ಕಾವ್ಯದ ಉತ್ತುಂಗ ಅಂತಿದ್ದರೆ ಅದು ಈ ಮಹಾಕಾವ್ಯ. If there's something called a peak of 'Kaavya Rachane'(EPIC) this would probably be one. ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯದ-ಕಾವ್ಯದ ಉತ್ತುಂಗ ಅಂತಿದ್ದರೆ ಅದು ಈ ಮಹಾಕಾವ್ಯ. If there's something called a peak of 'Kaavya Rachane'(EPIC) this would probably be one.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Aishwarya Omprakash

    Ramayana. It’s a story that tells more, much more about the poet, writer, singer, dancer, sculptor, painter or the one who may have commissioned the project. It’s a story that captures different time periods. Thus Rama, Sita, Ravana, Hanuman and the many many characters are mere tools of anthropology that reflect the ideology of their creator and their moment in time. No wonder there are 1000s of versions of Ramayana across the South Asian Continent. Each distinct in its own philosophy! And here Ramayana. It’s a story that tells more, much more about the poet, writer, singer, dancer, sculptor, painter or the one who may have commissioned the project. It’s a story that captures different time periods. Thus Rama, Sita, Ravana, Hanuman and the many many characters are mere tools of anthropology that reflect the ideology of their creator and their moment in time. No wonder there are 1000s of versions of Ramayana across the South Asian Continent. Each distinct in its own philosophy! And here is one Kannada poet. A gentle giant. Kuvempu. At the age of 32 he set to re-tell this known story. At the end of 9 years when he finished, it was not just another re-telling. His epic poem, ‘Shri Ramayana Darshanam’ inches forward from Valmiki’s Ramayan taking progressive steps. There are no Gods, Demons and Apes. They are all human, each trying to stay afloat in their own growing depths of complexity. There are no miracles and magic boons. There is only the redemption hidden in ones own consciousness, which each needs to find. Sita and Rama are not the only ideal motif of marital companionship. There are new dimensions to explore in Tara and Vali, Mandodari and Ravana. Most of all Kuvempu chisels a whole new sculpture of ultimate companionship in Urmila and Laxmana which towers above all others. He creates a whole new character; Anala, Vibhishana’s daughter and Ravana’s niece. Where Sita limits, Anala grows from there. When ever Anala speaks in this poem, it’s a future ideology that is so simple which all the traditional characters agree to, yet say they can not subscribe to. Among other alterations, he makes one even in the agnipariksha episode. Kuvempu makes Rama enter the fire pyre and prove his loyalty towards Sita. But before you can rejoice that this possibly is a more liberalistic view of gender roles in a relationship, there is a deafening muteness between Sita and Rama that follows. Like this, Kuvempu takes many small realistic step to better humanity and passes on the baton to a whole new generation of craftsmen to inch forward. Thus, find your own Rama. Brace to see your own reflection!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Raimundo

    Good to read

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sweta

    yes

  10. 4 out of 5

    Prashant Hegde

    ಋಣಾತ್ಮಕತೆಯ ಹಂಗಿಲ್ಲದ ಸವಿಗನ್ನಡ ರಾಮ ಗೀತೆ...

  11. 4 out of 5

    Iqra Tasmiae

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. https://thewire.in/communalism/anantk... https://thewire.in/communalism/anantk...

  12. 5 out of 5

    Raghu

    guoog

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ajay Bt

  14. 5 out of 5

    Rajesh Rj

  15. 5 out of 5

    Varsha

  16. 5 out of 5

    Anurag Biradar

  17. 5 out of 5

    Nandeesh

  18. 4 out of 5

    Vinu

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. i very intrest to read this book

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kiran Patil

  20. 4 out of 5

    Sunil Kumar

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nagesh Kumar

  22. 5 out of 5

    Ravi Upadhyaya

  23. 4 out of 5

    Karanam Prasad

  24. 4 out of 5

    Shwetha

  25. 5 out of 5

    Dev Kumar

  26. 4 out of 5

    HARISH

  27. 4 out of 5

    Shishira

  28. 5 out of 5

    Basavaraju Ym

  29. 5 out of 5

    Venkatesha Timmanna

  30. 4 out of 5

    Aishwarya Umadi

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