Friday, July 1, 2011

DHARMASHREE

Dharmashree is a novel written by Dr S.L. Bhyrappa in 1961, read it only recently...... almost after 50 years........ The theme is about the Hindu religion, its rigidity, how and why people gets converted to Christianity....  Western missionaries effort to convert people to Christianity, with money, help with jobs, medicine and lure them into conversion......
The novel is confused about Satyanarayana, a staunch hindu loyalist from young age....... well read about the insight of hindu ideology....... could not rationalize and implement the ideology in his own life...... his weak mind.....depicts cultural and spiritual conflicts of a young man, who is compelled to convert to Christianity to marry a Christian girl. The moment he accepts new religion he suffers alienation from his cultural identity............ and eventually realizes and regrets.......... and joins Arya Samaja.......???
Fri, 01 July
Dr. S. L. Bhyrappa
 

2 comments:

  1. Does he join Arya Samaja?

    Was the book confused, or was Sathyanarayan confused?

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