Sati Panchaka is a remarkable Odia book written by Anantamisra Sarma, which delves into the socio-cultural fabric of ancient Odisha. With its profound exploration of the Sati system prevalent during that era, the book provides readers with valuable insights into the customs and traditions of the time.
Anantamisra Sarma’s meticulous research and attention to detail shine through the pages of Sati Panchaka. The book uncovers the historical context surrounding the practice of Sati, where widows would voluntarily self-immolate on their husband’s funeral pyres. Through vivid storytelling and poignant narratives, Sarma creates an immersive experience for readers, transporting them to a time when this custom was considered a solemn duty.
The author skillfully portrays the lives of women caught in the web of societal norms and expectations. While addressing the sensitive subject matter, the book takes a critical stance towards the practice of Sati, highlighting its inherent injustices and deep-rooted patriarchy. It sheds light on the struggles faced by women who found themselves trapped within the confines of tradition and offers a nuanced perspective on the complexities surrounding the issue.
Sati Panchaka serves as an important literary work that not only educates readers about a significant aspect of Odisha’s history but also encourages reflection on gender dynamics and societal progress. Anantamisra Sarma’s eloquent prose and thought-provoking narrative make this book a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the cultural heritage and evolution of Odisha.
|Books name||Sati Panchaka|
|No Of pages||67|