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ಸಾಮಾನ್ಯವಾಗಿ “ಕಾವ್ಯನ್ಯಾಯ”ದ (Poetic Justice) ಗೀಳಿರುವ ಕವಿ-ಕಥಕರಿಗೆ ರಾಮಾಯಣ-ಮಹಾಭಾರತಗಳಂಥ ವೈಶ್ವಿಕಮಹಾಕಾವ್ಯಗಳ “ದುಷ್ಟ”ಪಾತ್ರಗಳಿಗೂ “ದುರದೃಷ್ಟವಂತ”ಪಾತ್ರಗಳಿಗೂ ತಮ್ಮ ವಿನೂತನಪ್ರತಿಭಾಬಲದಿಂದ ಯುಕ್ತರೀತಿಯ “ನ್ಯಾಯ”ವನ್ನು ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಬೇಕೆಂದೂ ತನ್ಮೂಲಕ ಅವರಿಗೆ ವ್ಯಾಸ-ವಾಲ್ಮೀಕಿಗಳಿಂದಲೋ ಅವರನ್ನು ಒಪ್ಪಿದ ಸಹೃದಯ-ವಿಮರ್ಶಕಸಮೂಹದಿಂದಲೋ ಆದ “ಅನ್ಯಾಯ”ವನ್ನು ನೇರ್ಪುಗೊಳಿಸಬೇಕೆಂದೂ ಹಪಹಪಿಕೆಯಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಈ ತುಡಿತವು ಅದೆಷ್ಟೋ ಬಾರಿ ಆ ಮಹಾಕೃತಿಗಳ “ಶಿಷ್ಟ”ಪಾತ್ರಗಳನ್ನೂ “ಅದೃಷ್ಟವಂತ”ಪಾತ್ರಗಳನ್ನೂ ಕೀಳ್ಗರೆದು, ಮೂಲದ ಕಥಾಕ್ರಮವನ್ನೇ ತಿರುಚಿ, ತನ್ನಿಚ್ಛೆಯನ್ನು ಸಾಧಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕೆಂಬ ರಸಮಾರಕವಾದ ತೆವಲಿನ ಮಟ್ಟಕ್ಕೆ ಜಾರುವುದೂ ಉಂಟು. ಭಾಸನವೆನ್ನಲಾದ ಪ್ರತಿಮಾ-ಅಭಿಷೇಕ-ಬಾಲಚರಿತ-ಪಂಚರಾತ್ರ-ಕರ್ಣಭಾರ-ಊರುಭಂಗಗಳಂಥ ರೂಪಕಗಳಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಇಂಥ ಪ್ರಯತ್ನವನ್ನು ಕಾಣಬಹುದು. ಆದರೆ,

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There are times when we face difficulties as a result of our own ignorance, indiscretion, dullness of intellect, stupidity, etc., but at other times, we face difficulties because of the ignorance and indiscretion of other people. Sometimes we face difficulties due to reasons beyond us. Thinking this way, we may

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Half of the extant Mahābhārata is dedicated to dharma and ethics. In the other half, the main story and the upākhyānas are present. Even if we consider the latter alone, without doubt, it qualifies for a matchless poem. “कृतं मयेदं भगवन् काव्यं परमपूजितम्” (I have composed a sublime poem, O

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This is a translation of the author’s original Kannada essay titled “ಭಾಷಾಬೋಧಕಗಳ ನೆಲೆ-ಬೆಲೆಗಳು” published in his work, Bhashabhrungada Benneri. Translated by Sandeep Balakrishna. I had averred earlier that one of the tragedies of today is the fact of not prescribing evocative literature at the level of primary school instruction. It’s not necessary to

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Adhyāyas 62-88 – Śakuntalopākhyānam, Vaṃśanukrama, Yayātyupākhyānam (Śakuntalā’s story, details of the lineage and Yayāti’s story)   In these adhyāyas, Vaiśampāyana has chosen to narrate the sub-stories of Duṣyanta-Bhārata and Yayāti-Puru, perhaps because they are interesting and sizeable, or because they are about famous kings. Yayāti is an ancestor of Duṣyanta, separated by

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