The world of literature is a treasure trove of knowledge and wisdom that has been passed down through generations. Among the numerous literary masterpieces, the Indian epic Mahabharat holds a special place. Its profound teachings and moral values have not only inspired countless individuals but have also found a prominent place in various literary works. One such work is the Odia book “Sukti Sangraha” by Krusna Sing; Bhagirathi Sahu, C. published in 1972.
“Sukti Sangraha” is a compilation of wise sayings or “suktis” from the Mahabharat, the ancient Indian epic that narrates the story of the great Kurukshetra war. The book is a collection of selected quotes from the epic, highlighting the essence of the Mahabharat’s teachings and its relevance in our lives.
Dating back to 400 BCE, the Mahabharat revolves around the lives of the Pandavas and Kauravas, two families locked in a fierce battle for power and righteousness. It offers invaluable insights on morality, ethics, and the eternal struggle between good and evil. The book “Sukti Sangraha” beautifully encapsulates these teachings by presenting the readers with a collection of suktis that reflect the profound wisdom contained in the epic.
Published in 1972, this book not only captures the essence of the Mahabharat but also contributes to the literary landscape of Odia literature. Odisha, a state in Eastern India, has a rich literary heritage and has produced several renowned authors. The publication of “Sukti Sangraha” adds to this legacy by bringing to light the philosophy and teachings of the Mahabharat in the Odia language.
The book is structured in a way that allows readers to easily navigate through the suktis. Each sukti is meticulously selected and compiled, ensuring that the reader gains a wholesome understanding of the Mahabharat’s teachings. The suktis cover a wide range of themes, including dharma (righteousness), friendship, love, courage, loyalty, and the battle between good and evil. Through these suktis, the readers are transported to the world of the Mahabharat, where they can reflect upon the deep-rooted principles and moral values that the epic offers.
The language employed in the book is simple yet powerful, enabling readers to connect with the suktis and savor the profound wisdom contained within them. The authors, Krusna Sing and Bhagirathi Sahu, have done an exceptional job in selecting and presenting the suktis in a way that is accessible to all readers, regardless of their familiarity with the Mahabharat.
Overall, the Odia book “Sukti Sangraha” by Krusna Sing; Bhagirathi Sahu, C. is a commendable piece of literature that brings the wisdom of the Mahabharat to the forefront. Published in 1972, the book has stood the test of time and continues to serve as a beacon of knowledge and inspiration for readers seeking guidance from the timeless teachings of the epic. Whether one is well-versed in the Mahabharat or new to its profound philosophy, “Sukti Sangraha” is a must-read that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on its readers.
|Sukti Sangraha/ସୂକ୍ତି ସଂଗ୍ରହ
|Krusna Sing; Bhagirathi Sahu, C.
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