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Introduction to indian

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN LITERATURE • 500 BC- CONSIDERABLE BODY OF LITERATURE •COMMON ANCESTRAL LANGUAGE- SANSKRIT – MEANS SACRED •LIT. –CULTIVATION OF THE INNER AND OUTER LIFE OF A REMARKABLE PEOPLE •EXTENDS FROM REMOTE PAST TO THE PRESENT
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN LITERATURE (CONT’) • EARLIEST IS VEDAS- COLLECTION OF OF TRADITIONS HANDED DOWN BY WORD OF MOUTH •HYMNS ADDRESSED TO THE HINDU gods WHO ARE VERY NUMEROUS •INDIA –CENTER OF AN ANCIENT CICVILIZATION, EAST AND SOUTH
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN LITERATURE (CONT’) •INFLUENCED THE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE OF MANY COUNTRIES IN BOTH EUROPE AND ASIA. •INDIAN CIVILIZATION IS OLDER THAN THAT OF THE ANCEINET GREEKSAND ROMANS.SAVAGES , FOREST OF ENGLAND,FR, IT AND G INIDANS ALREADY HAD A A HIGHLY DEVELOPED CIV.,PROD. MASTERPIECES IN THE ARTS..
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN LITERATURE (CONT’) •INDIAN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION GREATLY INFLUENCED BOTH THE EAST AND THE WEST. •LONG BC, THEY WERE ALREADY PREACHING BORTHER HOOD ANF FETHERHOOD OF GOD. •INDIAN CULTURE HAS DISTINCTIVE AND INTERESTING CULTURE
  5. 5. INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN LITERATURE (CONT’) •INDIAN LIT.DEVELOPED 3 THOUS. YEARS AGO,, RICH IN SOPIRITUAL AND IMAGINATIVE VALUES. •I GAVE US TRIGONOMETRY, FIRST GRAMMAR BOOKS, STUDY OF PHONETICS AND THE GAME OF CHESS.
  6. 6. CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIAN LITERATURE •IT IS BASED ON PIETY, A DEEPLY RELIGIOUS SPIRIT. •BELIEVED THAT AKNOWLEDGE OF GOD AND A SRONG BELIEF IN HIMDUISM WILL SAVE MAN. •THE EATRLIEST POEMS, THE VEDAS ARE THE BIBLE OF THE INIDANS.
  7. 7. CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIAN LITERATURE •THE INDIAN LITERARY MASTERPIECES CORRESPONDS TO THE GREAT EPOCHS IN THEIR HISTORY. •MAHABHARATA , LONGEST EPIC IN WORLD LIT. •BELIEF IN INCARANATION •ABSTAIN INDESTRYOING PALANTS BECAUSE OF THIS.
  8. 8. CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIAN LITERATURE •RAMAYANA – INCARNATION OF VISHNU, IN THE PERSON OF RAMA. •MAHABHARATA- REINCARNATION OF VISHNU IN THE PERSON OF KRISHNA •REINCAR. OF VIHSNU – AVATARS,APPEARANCE OF GOD IN THE FORM OF HUMAN BEINGS.
  9. 9. CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIAN LITERATURE •NINE AVATARS HAVE BEEN TAKEN PLAE.NAD THE TENTH STILL TO COME. •WHEN THE 10TH COME, END OF THE WORLD AND RESTORE PEACH AND UNITY.
  10. 10. CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIAN LITERATURE •RAMAYANA – ADVENTURES OF RAMA AND HIS WIFE SITA , CHILD OF MOTHER EARTH. •PERFECT SYMBOL OF WIFELY DEVPTION AND SELF-SACRIFICE FOR THE BELOVED. •MAHABHARATA- GRETSEST EPIC OF INDIA.STORY OF CIVIL WAR IN THE EARLY YEARS OF ARYYAN OCCUPATIONOF INDIA.
  11. 11. CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIAN LITERATURE •RAMAYANA – INCARNATION OF VISHNU, IN THE PERSON OF RAMA. •MAHABHARATA- REINCARNATION OF VISHNU IN THE PERSON OF KRISHNA •REINCAR. OF VIHSNU – AVATARS,APPEARANCE OF GOD IN THE FORM OF HUMAN BEINGS. RAMAYANA – INCARNATION OF VISHNU, IN THE PERSON OF RAMA. MAHABHARATA- REINCARNATION OF VISHNU IN THE PERSON OF KRISHNA REINCAR. OF VIHSNU – AVATARS,APPEARANCE OF GOD IN THE FORM OF HUMAN BEINGS.
  12. 12. CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIAN LITERATURE •MAHABHARATA-TWO RIVAL BANDS OF BROTHERS, DESCNEDANTS PF A COMMON GRANDFATHER, KING PANDA. •WHEN HE DIED, HE LEFT HIS FIVE SONS IN THECARE OF HIS BROTHER HWO WAS TO BE REGENT WHILE HIS SONS WER STILL MINORS.
  13. 13. CHARACTERISTICS OF INDIAN LITERATURE •THE REGENT HIMSELF HAD MANY SONS AND THEY COVETED THE KINGDOM FOR THEMSELVES. •THE RESULT WAS A PERIOD OF INTRIGUES AND MANY BATTLES WHICH RESULTED IN THE EXILE OF THE FIVE BROTHERS. •INTERESTINGLY, THE MRANAW EPIC DARANGAN HAS MANY ELEMENTS AND EPISODES DERIVED FROM MAHABHARATA & RAMAYANA.

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