DHUVAPRASĀDANAM-A DEVOTIONAL DRAMA WITH SOCIOCULTURAL ASPECT: AN ANALITICAL STUDY

Authors

Madhumanti Roy, University of Calcutta.

Dr. Baisakhi Ghosh (Associate Professor), Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College, Howrah.

Abstract

The main object of this paper is to explore the incredible asset of Sanskrit Literature of 19th century in Bengal. The drama Dhruvaprasāadanam by Nityananda Mukhopadhyaya was a symbolic play by which the dramatist tried to show the values of dedication under the supervision of Ācharya (Teacher) can help a student to get success in life and reach the summit of knowledge. To increase the devotional power may bring the ultimate peace in human life. The popular story of Śrīmadbhāgavatmahāpurāṇam Dhruvaprasāadanam was selected by the dramatist to show the patience of Dhruva until he reached his goal. Through the drama the dramatist tried to show such type of instances to inspire the modern generation and another motto of writing such type of drama was to spread Sanskrit language in lucid way so that the next generation can able to understand this. The paper will try to assimilate the thoughts of this legendary dramatist and bring it in light of knowledge of entire world to show the incredibility of this ancient language.