Karna’s Wife – The Outcast Queen by Kavita Kane

It is no surprise that the Mahabharata has spawned numerous versions and retellings in different languages over the years. The world’s longest poem, this Sanskrit epic has a complex narrative structure that comprises of stories within stories within stories. It is indeed such a vast epic that no matter which version/ retelling one reads, one learns something […]

Dalapathi (1991)

One of my favourite stories (or collection of tales) is the ancient Sanskrit epic, Mahabharata.  Like most Indians growing up in the 80s and 90s, my introduction to Mahabharata was largely through family and then the amazing Amar Chitra Katha comic series. To add to this, was the epic B.R. Chopra TV series which aired sometime […]

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translations

translations of contemporary, modern and classic bengali fiction and poetry by arunava sinha