Articles By Rekhta

stories, vikram, vetaal

Wondrous Literary Narratives

Literary narratives are known to have a latent relationship between their oral and written forms. Two analogous Indian narratives–Singhasan Batteesi (Thirty-Two Tales of the Throne) and Baitaal Pacheesi (Twenty-five Tales of Baital)–that have passed from the oral to a variety of written forms over a long period of time may be mentioned in this context.

Satyavan and Savitri: the story of love’s victory over death.

Satyavan and Savitri: the story of love’s victory over death

Traced back to the Mahabharata, here is a story that Rishi Markandeya narrated to Raja Yudhishthira. The story which praises the virtues of a zealous woman and a devoted wife is that of Savitri who figured in Devi Bhgwat Purana and also became the subject of several literary compositions in the East and the West.

An emotionally honest Josh has remained an icon of love with a difference.

The love-life of Josh Malihabadi

An emotionally honest Josh has remained an icon of love with a difference.

The Love-life of Sahir Ludhianavi Mujhe gale se lagaa lo bahut udaas hoon main

The Love-life of Sahir Ludhianavi

Sahir was passionate about life, as he was about love. Some of his lady-loves were illusory; others were real but in both he remained a deeply aspirational character.

Here are some shers that have been often used by politicians.

Poetry in politics, politics in poetry

Poetry has many uses. Politicians too have explored poetry in their own ways. Here are some shers that have been often used by them.

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