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. Alka Tomar
2-B Sainath Colony, Indore-452018
After the deluge of digital matter literature has transformed significantly. Stories are conveyed through single liners and emotions are depicted through sets of punctuation marks. Novels are divided into chunks of daily episodes for TV. The widening canvas of literature has not only seen newer formats; it is also witnessing newer themes and trends.
One of these trends in India is to revive old Vedic literature to suit the taste of the modern reader. The Vedic literature that overflows with eternal values, doesn’t preach, and is a powerhouse of success stories. It stands as a vast resource for management lessons and motivational speeches. It has the ingredients required to keep the modern reader engrossed. Violence and sexual advances have been dealt in these stories in a restrained manner; this enhances the effect of the story.The common thought that runs through Indian Vedic literature gives the reader good moral values and develops positive attitude. This reduces stress and gives a feeling of well-being.
This paper looks into the trend of translating Indian Vedic literature into communicative English. Devdutt patnaik, Amish Tripathi and Anand Nilkanthan’s work written in everyday English is discussed in this paper. The reason for the development of the trend and its future is deliberated upon. The paper is based on information culled out of internet and by having discussions with the reader of the above mentioned authors. The paper is intended to give some perspective towards this massive resource that has great potential in the modern world. It leaves scope for further research.
Key Words: Mythology, Communicative English, Vedic Literature, Modern Trend in English Literature, Shiva Trilogy, Chief Belief Officer