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Religion and Literature: Indian Perspectives

Projit Kumar Palit (Author)

Religion and Literatrue is deep rooted with in Human society and it can be understand to study the Religion and Literature. So it has occupied a great place in the corpus of knowledge of the Indian Society. The Indian Society can not be examined, interpreted and translated without the help of religion and the literature. It is the traditional philosophical faiths, belives which flow to Indian culture and heritage from generation to generation. Religion and literature were complementary to each other for the enrichment of culture and tradition in India. Religion acts a significant role in creating the greatest literature. The Indian literature reflects Indian culture and civilization consisting of traditional beliefs and faith which is dharma or religion. The word "religion" translates into modern Indo-Aryan languages is dharma, which means "law". The word dharma is derived from the Sanskrit word 'dhr'. The root does not mean only religion in its narrow sense but it means a universal approach of life which is 'to bind' in Indian tradition. It signifies the 'law of being' and the 'fulfillment of that law'. The word dharma is one of the comprehensive terms which are playing a key role in the whole Indian literature. Religion is the belief in and worship of a god or goddess, or in general a set of belifes explaining the existence of and giving meaning to the universe, usually involving devotioanl and ritual obersvances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.

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About the author

Projit Kumar Palit

Projit Kumar Palit (b. 1967) received his post-graduate degree in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology from Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. He specializes in various aspects of North-Eastern India, and received Ph.D. degree. He had also dexterously executed a number of research projects sponsored by the The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh; The Ministry of Culture, Government of India and Tribal Research Institute, Government of Tripura. His various writings have been published in several reputed journals both in and outside India and has a vast experience of attending a number of National and International seminars. He has worked as a Post-doctoral Research Scholar on History of Art in Tripura, at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, Kolkata, and was also associated with the editorial work of most prestigious publication of this Institute, i.e., the Cultural Heritage, Art – Vol. VII, and – Modern India, Vol. VIII. He has a wide range of teaching experience and also served as the Principal of Mohananda B.Ed. College. Presently , he is working as Lecturer in History, the Belonia Government College, Tripura.

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Title Religion and Literature: Indian Perspectives
Format Hardcover
Date published: 15.10.2011
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Kaveri Books
Language: English
isbn 9788174791191
length xix+308p., 25cm.