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‘Rashmirathi’ takes audience to another plane of thoughts

DNAHM38523 | 12/14/2010 | Author : Devika Chaturvedi | WC :268 | Art & Culture

Literature irrespective of language reflects the ideology of a time-period. And Hindi literature, enriched with the immortal works by poets like Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Mahadevi Verma among others, have a developed a flavour of its own. This was particularly relished by the audience at Natrani on Sunday when Ramdhari Singh Dinkar’s novel ‘Rashmirathi’ was enacted on stage by actor-director Saket Kumar, who mesmerised all with his performance based on an episode of The Mahabharata.
In conversation with After Hrs, Kumar shared his views on the depth of the Dinkar’s verses. “Rashmi in Hindi means sunbeams while Rathi means charioteer — thus, the word Rashmirathi means ‘The charioteer of the Sun’. Karna of Mahabharata is known by this
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