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ಕರ್ಣಾಟ ಭಾರತ ಕಥಾಮಂಜರಿ – ಮರುಓದು, ಅನಿಸಿಕೆ, ಕೆಲವು ಪಾತ್ರಗಳ ವಿಶ್ಲೇಷಣೆ (ಭಾಗ 15)

ಕರ್ಣ ಶಿಶುವಾಗಿದ್ದಾಗಿನಿಂದಲೂ ಮನ ಸೆಳೆವ, ಮನಸ್ಸನ್ನು ಕರಗಿಸುವಂತಹ ಪಾತ್ರ.  ಈ ಮಗುವಿನ ಮುಗ್ಧಮನೋಹರ ಚಿತ್ರಣವನ್ನು ಮರೆಯುವವರಾರು? 

ಹೊಳೆ ಹೊಳೆದು, ಹೊಡಮರಳಿ ನಡು ಹೊ-

ಸ್ತಿಲಲಿ ಮಂಡಿಸಿ ಬೀದಿ ಬೀದಿ

ಗಳೊಳಗೆ ಸುಳಿವರ ಸನ್ನೆಯಲಿ ಕರೆಕರೆದು ನಸುನಗುತ |

ಲಲಿತರತ್ನದ ಬಾಲದೊಡಿಗೆಯ

ಕಳಚಿ ಹಾಯ್ಕುವ ಹೆಸರು ಜಗದಲಿ

ಬೆಳೆವುತಿರ್ದುದು ಹಬ್ಬಿದುದು ಜನಜನದ ಕರ್ಣದಲಿ || (ಆದಿಪರ್ವ 3.27)

Introduction to the Kathāmṛta – Part 4 – Bṛhat-kathā-śloka-saṃgraha and Pèruṅkadai

The Bṛhat-kathā-śloka-saṃgraha is peppered with light-hearted and sweet humour here and there. The work also delineates profound lives of the common men and is devoid of vulgarity. There is hardly any content that can classify as immoral or inappropriate. The descriptions that come as a part of the stories are apt, elevating and not very elaborate. The poet employs alaṅkāras that are not complex and are easy to comprehend. The story of Vatsarāja that occurs in this text is more beautiful compared to the Kashmir recension and is nicely worded and  well structured.

ಕರ್ಣಾಟ ಭಾರತ ಕಥಾಮಂಜರಿ – ಮರುಓದು, ಅನಿಸಿಕೆ, ಕೆಲವು ಪಾತ್ರಗಳ ವಿಶ್ಲೇಷಣೆ (ಭಾಗ 14)

ಕುಮಾರವ್ಯಾಸನಲ್ಲಿ ಕಂಡು ಬರುವ ಯುದ್ಧ ತಂತ್ರ (Stratergy of War)

 

Introduction to the Kathāmṛta – Part 2 – Bṛhat-kathā-mañjarī

The word ‘Kathā-sarit-sāgara’ literally means an ocean that is formed as a result of the confluence of many rivers of stories. Though the name of the work is famous and is largely in vogue today, a question naturally arises – did the author name the work so or did it get the name in the recent years. The word ‘Kathā-sarit-sāgara ’ occurs in the closing verse of the work.[1] The verse, however, is quite different from the others in its structure and is present at the end of the work.