Proceedings of Research Papers Presented At The National Research Seminar In English On “Widening Canvas Of Literature” Held On 03rd And 04th December, 2015
Dr. Prabodh Joshi
Asst. Professor- English
Govt. Sanskrit College, Indore
It has become increasingly important to strengthen an interface between Hindi and English literature in India through more rigorous translation activities and encourage newer canons of literary appreciation by bilingual research strategies. Most of us being bilingual in the present globalised India, it would be pragmatic to adapt to the flows and counter-flows of Hindi and English literature. This research paper takes into account two works of two prominent writers of Hindi literature, that is, Dharamveer Bharati’s poetic-play Andha-Yug and Kashinath Singh’s poetic-novel Upsanhar to reflect upon contemporary realities. Narrative in both the works dwells upon the post Mahabharat period and tries to place that complex narrative in modern times of baffled sensibilities. Krishna being the protagonist, very subtly in Andha-Yug and very profoundly in Upsanhar, the thoughts on Dharma, God, allegiances, moralities etc also surface in this research paper.