Saturday, July 30, 2011

ಸಾರ್ಥ - ಎಸ್.ಎಲ್. ಭೈರಪ್ಪ

Saartha, which means Caravan. Through a caravan, the novel explores the whole of India of the 8th century A.D. covering the political, economical, artistic and spiritual life of the country. It uses some historical persons like Shankaracharya, Mandanamishra, Ubhaya Bharati and Kumarila Bhatta and institutions like Nalanda. It is a unique novel translated into Sanskrit and received by Sanskrit scholars like a work originally written in Sanskrit It is translated into Hindi and in English published by Oxford University Press,Chennai.
Naga Bhatta, joins the SAARTHA to reach Kaashi, holy place for higher learning of veda and hindu mythology. The story revolves around his studying Yoga, Dhyaana, Tantra, Drama, Acting and interacts  lots of people, who are Pundits or scholars in Mathura, Nalanda, Gaya, Patalipura........ caught by muslim aggressors, tortured and eventually released......
The novel keeps you absorbed ...... wondering about things used to happen beyond any one's imagination......
Bhyrappa's ability to narrate events is awesome, interesting and educative........
Sat 30 July 2011


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