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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

काव्यं यशसे अर्थकृते

 काव्यं यशसे अर्थकृते 
On the issue of any literary creation carrying some morals, there is a lot of food for thought..
 काव्यं यशसे अर्थकृते kaavyam yashase arthakrithey.. says a standard text..
 literary creation is for fame and also to earn money.. according to one strongly prevalent school of thought..
 Kunchan Nambyar said..ദീപസ്തംഭം മഹാശ്ചര്യം എനിക്കും കിട്ടണം പണം..... 
While telling stories across generations, the authors introduced some romantic element, whether connected with the story-line or not.. It is the same in Kumarasambhavam or the works of Muttathu varkey or even Thakazhi or Vijayan.. and almost in all novels by western authors.. I mean by romance all the meanings attached to it in colloquial parlance.. 

Language has a law of grammar, and phonetics because it is created and maintained by groups of men.. But life appears to be programmed by some external entity, and no replication in absolute terms is ever seen.. No res judicata in life.. So I do not know whether a literary creation, which narrates life, should definitely convey a moral.because "moral" appears to be a very loose term. And if it is to convey a moral, should it be positive is another question.. If we can read a book from cover to cover without getting the urge to skip the pages or to jump to the last page, may be, the author is successful in his mission..