DHUVAPRASĀDANAM-A DEVOTIONAL DRAMA WITH SOCIOCULTURAL ASPECT: AN ANALITICAL STUDY
Madhumanti Roy, University of Calcutta.
Dr. Baisakhi Ghosh (Associate Professor), Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College, Howrah.
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.